First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

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2021-2023 Equity Strategic Plan

First Year Cleveland, together with the Center for Achieving Equity, is moving forward with FYC’s 2021-2023 equity strategic planning process. Launched in August 2020, the first two phases of the planning process, Kickoff and Structure and Partner Engagement and Equity Assessment, are nearly completed. Final interviews are being completed, yielding additional information on equity and the political, community, and funding environments in which FYC operates.

Individual interviews, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities) assessments, and an equity assessment have yielded valuable results which are being further analyzed in the third phase, Determining Strategic Vision and Focus. Phase four of the process will produce an implementation plan and an evaluation framework. The timeline for all phases is:

  • Phase 1 - Kickoff and Structure – COMPLETE
  • Phase 2 - Partner Engagement and Equity Assessment – COMPLETE
  • Phase 3 - Determine the Strategic Vision and Focus (November – December 2020)
  • Phase 4 - Develop Implementation Plan and Evaluation Framework (January 2021)
  • Phase 5 - Final Strategic Plan (January 19, 2021)

Strategic Planning Design Team

A strategic planning design team, including partners from health care, social services, policy makers, community organizations, advocates and parents, is considering feedback from the community and reviewing local and state infant mortality data as well as data from Ohio cities and cities outside Ohio. The Design Team will be developing recommendations for FYC’s mission, vision, values, goals, strategic priorities, strategic actions, and measures of success.  Framing this work will guide the articulation of FYC’s theory of change and operating principles.


Throughout this process, the Design Team is working with FYC staff and the FYC community. The Design Team is committed to sharing its progress and eliciting your input throughout this process.  The Team will be sharing updates via this page, including highlights of decision points and brief videos about its activities. Please bookmark this page and visit often. 


We welcome your feedback and questions. Please proceed to our feedback form.

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