How do we learn?
Try. Fail. Try. Fail. Try. Try. Try.
Succeed

Is persistence a muscle? It might be. For our students, the process of trying, failing, and ultimately learning to succeed helps them not only learn a trade but learn to be lifelong learners.

About

We believe in the power of lifelong learning.

New Bridge is a community-based arts education and career training center that addresses the needs of residents and youth who live in some of Cleveland’s most challenged neighborhoods. Our vision is a vibrant community living to its fullest educational and economic potential.

As believers in the power of lifelong learning, we practice what we preach. By listening to our advisors, staff, community partners and students, we’re always learning too. Our programs and curriculum are dynamic and market-driven to give our students the skills they need to secure meaningful, good-paying jobs in high-demand fields.

Building on a brilliant model

NewBridge is modeled after Pittsburgh’s highly successful Manchester Bidwell — an internationally recognized arts and education center founded by the renowned innovator and MacArthur fellow, Bill Strickland. Bill has spent the past thirty years transforming the lives of thousand of people through Manchester Bidwell. He’s shown countless others how they can build on their passions and strengths in order to dream bigger, set the bar higher, and achieve meaningful success.

“That's the power of art. Art is a bridge. It connects you to a wider world, to a broader experience. I don’t expect a bunch of poor kids from the streets to become overnight aficionados because they see a pretty picture, but don’t try to tell me that exposure to the arts doesn’t have the power to change a human being.” —Bill Strickland, Founder, Manchester Bidwell

Board of Directors

  • Tiffany Darby - Advisory

    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Lora DiFranco - Advisory

    Little Jacket
  • Jason Drake

    Dan T. Moore Company
  • Richard Gibson

    Elizabeth Baptist Church
  • Ron Goldfarb

    Goldfarb Weber Creative
  • Eric Gordon

    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Marguerite Group

    Cleveland Clinic
  • Oliver (Pudge) Henkel

    Retired, Cleveland Clinic
  • Robbin Hudson

    United Black Fund
  • Kandice Kottke-Marchant

    Cleveland Clinic
  • Sara Laskey

    MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Steven Lake

    Cleveland Transformation Alliance
  • David D. Legeay

    Chairman of the Board
    Hawthorn PNC
  • Grafton Nunes

    Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Brendan M. Patterson

    Vice Chairman of the Board
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Ronn Richard

    Cleveland Foundation
  • Joy Roller

    Karamu House
  • Sonia Salvino

    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
  • Kim Shelnick

    University Hospitals
  • Jason Smith - Advisory

    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Bill Strickland

    Manchester Bidwell Corporation
  • Jeffrey R. Vlasek

    Secretary of the Board
    BakerHostetler
  • Betsy Vuillemot-Figgie

    Treasurer of the Board
    Your CFO Resource
  • Rick Wilmot

    IBM

Sponsors

  • The Cleveland Foundation

  • KeyBank

  • Cleveland Clinic

  • Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation

  • University Hospitals

  • JP Morgan Chase Bank

  • United Way

  • Treu-Mart Fund

  • Fred A Lennon Foundation

  • Cuyahoga Arts Council

  • Leonard Kreiger Fund

  • Payne Foundation

  • Cleveland Cuyahoga Minority Arts Fund

  • PNC

  • Bruening Foundation

  • MetroHealth System

  • Fowler Foundation

  • Prentiss Foundation

  • Higley Fund

  • Eaton Corp

Top 20 Sponsors since 2011

Team

“It's super rewarding to see one's vision come to life. I believe everyone has the power to shape his or her own future. It's my great hope that more and more are given the tools and support necessary to reach for their dreams.” —Bill Strickland

Our Courses

Contact

NewBridge Cleveland
3634 Euclid Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 867-9775

Monday–Friday
8:30AM–5:30PM

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