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Welcome to E CITY!

E CITY: Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring & Teaching Youth

E CITY is recruiting volunteers NOW to help with its summer BizCamps!

BizCamp is a two-week, full-day entrepreneurship camp for Cleveland area high school students.  We need adult volunteer Business Plan Coaches for these summer camps.  Please click here for the schedule and electronic sign-up option.

Volunteers: If you have not already done so, please complete our Program Personnel Application, here, and do your one-time-only background check by clicking here and code 34283628

We are excited to share the news of  E CITY’s Inaugural City-Wide Business Plan Competition held on May 31 at John Hay High School.  We thank our partners, COSE, JumpStart and Entrepreneur’s EDGE for their participation, and we congratulate these student winners:

City Wide competition winners with our volunteer judges and Mr. Z.

$1,000    Gilberto Cortes, Max Hayes High School

$   750    Tonnette Williams, Collinwood High School

$   500    Demetrius Forte, Jr., Whitney Young School

$   250    Aureldia Benjamin, East High School

E CITY thanks you for making its 6th Annual Awareness Breakfast so wonderful!

The breakfast Emcee's,
 Blaine and Derric

Ariana speaking at breakfast

Student speakers with
Steve and Nicole

E CITY thanks Sky Bank for its sponsorship of the breakfast

E CITY thanks Continental Airlines, Intercontinental Hotel of Cleveland, Mr. Z and Mugzee’s for their support of the Raffle

E CITY thanks the early-morning volunteers for their help

E CITY thanks Steve Mariotti, founder of NFTE for his attendance

E CITY thanks the Rev. Dr. Louise Westfall and the Rev. Felix Carrion for their blessings and benediction

E CITY thanks Marshall Emerson III, Co-Founder and Head of School for his inspiring report

E CITY thanks the students of E Prep for greeting our guests

E CITY thanks E CITY alumnae who helped in many ways

E CITY thanks Executive Catering for its professional service

MOST IMPORTANTLY, E CITY thanks the people of the Greater Cleveland area for the support they have shown in the past, and the promises they have made for the future as we continue to grow and improve

Don't miss out on next year's breakfast!  Mark your calendar now for Monday, May 5, 2008!

Make an Online Donation

E CITY now offers the opportunity to donate online.   Your contribution is critical to helping E CITY grow and reach more kids!

Click here to make a donation.

Click here to see E CITY's Privacy Statement


E CITY celebrates the completion of its Spring 2007 programs:

  • East High School

  • Glenville High School

  • South High School

  • Cleveland School of the Arts

  • Max Hayes High School

  • Charles Lake Middle School

  • Lincoln West High School

  • Martin Luther King High School

  • Collinwood High School

  • Whitney Young School

  • John Adams High School

To learn more about volunteering for E CITY, visit our volunteer page under “Get Involved.”

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E CITY is GROWING and reaching more students than ever, thanks to these major donors:

The George Gund Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation

Charter One Bank Foundation

Deaconess Community Foundation

J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation

Banks-Baldwin Foundation

Cleveland Social Venture Partners

William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation

The Abington Foundation

Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio

Dealer Tire

David and Julie Given

Ed Davidson

Each of the above programs is giving students 70 hours of instruction in these and other facets of entrepreneurship:
  • How to recognize a business opportunity
  • How to write a business plan
  • How to present a business plan to an audience
  • The traits of successful entrepreneurs
  • How entrepreneurial and business skills can be applied to other aspects of life
Become a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher!
E CITY is looking for individuals who are interested in teaching entrepreneurship to inner city youth.  You must be passionate about the benefits of entrepreneurial thinking, have the organizational skills needed to plan and present 70 hours of instruction, be more of a facilitator than a lecturer, believe in experiential education, and enthusiastically embrace E CITY’s mission.  E CITY will provide you with training through the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (www.nfte.com) and the curriculum and support.  For further information, please contact Mike Ruff at

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