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Center for Community Planning and Development


The Lighted Schoolhouse pilot project (LSH) at Daniel E. Morgan Elementary School (DEM) in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland began operation in February 2005. It is a collaborative effort among a number of community organizations, led by the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC). The pilot LSH was initiated by then-Mayor Jane Campbell as a response to Cleveland’s designation as the poorest large city in the U.S., and was meant to address three community priorities: after-school programming, fuller use of schools, and pathways out of poverty. In June 2005, a team of evaluators from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University was selected to evaluate the pilot project. The purpose of this evaluation is to: 1) assess the start-up and implementation process and the lessons learned; 2) track program activities and accomplishments; and 3) develop recommendations regarding the sustainability and replication of the pilot program. The Levin College Evaluation Team (LCET) also developed a p