Breakthrough Schools: Citizens Leadership Academy East
- Ricardo Franklin Sr.
- Hours of Operation
- 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- School Type
- Operated By
- Breakthrough Schools
- Sponsored By
Breakthrough’s CLA East is located
at its Citizens East K-8 Campus. We
prepare our middle schoolers to lead in
academics, service, and civic engagement
during high school, college, and beyond.
Our distinct EL Education – real-world
learning – model is perfect for middle
school because it engages students in
hands-on, active, project-based learning
culminating in a capstone project. CLA
East is a proud Facing History and
Ourselves school. We have a phrase at
our school that drives everything we
do: “Education is Urgent.” We welcome
What makes us special:
CLA East believes in supporting the “whole child” and offers after-school clubs and
athletics including football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball for both boys and girls.
CLA East provides after-school tutoring and enrichment, and has a community
partnership with the Doan Avenue Salvation Army that has a robust after school
program including academic support and recreational activities. CLA East is
cultivating an active parent organization and started its first year with 100% parent
participation in student-led conferences.