How we will help


Using the proven NFTE standards-based curriculum, E City will teach entrepreneurship to low-income middle and high school students, so they can become economically self-sufficient by improving their academic, business, technology and life skills. 

Students who are nominated for the program by their teachers, guidance counselor or principal will be interviewed by the E City staff. Parent or guardian support and participation in the application process are key components for acceptance into the program.  Successful candidates will be awarded a full scholarship for the in-school or after-school programs, which will meet 4 or 5 days a week for approximately 11 weeks.  This class, often referred to as a "mini-MBA" style course, covers a wide variety of topics in a simplified, easy-to-understand way including return on investment, supply and demand, opportunity recognition, personal finance, cost/benefit analysis, and sales and marketing.


The E City program is currently being held at the following sites this fall:

ˇ        Warrensville Heights Middle School (4285 Warrensville Center Road)

ˇ        Miles Avenue Family YMCA (E 113th and Miles Avenue)

ˇ        Alexander Hamilton Middle School (3465 E. 130th Street)

ˇ         YO! Cleveland (540 E. 105th Street)

There will be approximately 10-20 students per class and all classes will be taught by local Certified Entrepreneurship Teachers who have completed a one-week intensive training program at NFTE University at Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, Babson College, Stanford University or Georgetown University.