About 2018-11-28T08:03:49-07:00

Our Mission

America SCORES Cleveland inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.


America SCORES was founded in 1994 in Washington DC and currently serves over 15,000 students in school districts with low-income, minority communities: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis,  Washington D.C., and Vancouver, Canada.

America SCORES Cleveland, previously Cleveland SCORES, was founded in the spring of 2004 with programming for 120 students in four inner-city west side elementary schools. Today, America SCORES serves over 1,000 students, grades 1-12, through partnerships with eleven K-8 Cleveland Metropolitan schools across the city, summer collaborations, and a high school alumni program.

Our Leadership Team

Debra Pence-Meyenberg
Debra Pence-MeyenbergExecutive Director
Looking back, I realized that so many members of the community provided the support that empowered me on my path. I want to help be that resource for our urban youth.
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Matthew Williams
Matthew WilliamsProgram & Soccer Director
Growing up playing soccer and performing community services were a huge part of my life. The ability to pass these passions of mine on to the youth of Cleveland is what keeps me involved.
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