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Established in 1999, our Cleveland office has provided programs and resources to public, independent, and religious schools across Northeast Ohio.

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Nonprofit 'Facing History and Ourselves' fights racial inequity through education

Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland has partnered with area educators for more than 20 years, offering one-on-one teaching support, classroom strategies, and lessons on the events shaping Ohio and the world. We support a diverse network of schools—public, charter, independent, and religious—across all grade levels and subject areas.

We have deep relationships with all Cleveland area school districts, including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). In 2012, CMSD and Facing History started a high school, Facing History New Tech, where Facing History curriculum and values are embedded into every grade level and discipline. 

Our Impact


We have supported over 5900 area educators with Facing History guidance and resources.


There are over 590 schools in Ohio with Facing History trained educators.

Facing History New Tech is really doing a tremendous job—this school is the real deal. They’ve taken kids that come from challenged homes and have produced strong students and great graduates.
— Judge Kevin K. Kelley and Old Brooklyn resident
Six people stand in front of a sign that reads "Future Home of Facing History and Ourselves."

Building a Future Together

Facing History Cleveland is strengthening its community presence and celebrating its new home, The Saltzman Family Center for Facing History, located on the growing campus of Urban Community School.

Make History with Us

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
2050 W. 47th Street Cleveland, OH 44102

cleveland [at]

Executive Director: Mark Swaim-Fox
Advisory Board Chair: Shelly Saltzman