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Pre-Kindergarten at Riverside School

Tethering Cleveland's charter and district schools to bring quality education to all

Cross-pollinating Cleveland's charter and CMSD schools by transferring educators between them - along with their experience and ideas - helps advance the Cleveland Plan's goal of ensuring quality education for all students.

Filmmaker Darryl Dickenson

Motion Picture Tax Credit translates into box office hit for local economy

The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit has created the equivalent of 1,729 full-time jobs since 2011 and generated more than $400 million in economic impact - and Northeast Ohio has had a starring role in all of it.

Hyland Software

Cleveland tech companies search for creative ways to fill talent gap

While there are thousands of software development jobs available in Northeast Ohio, skilled code wranglers are not so easy to find. Local firms are finding other means to find and keep new programmers.  

Detroit skyline

Four cities come together in Detroit to learn & take lessons home

Leaders from Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans and Durham are meeting this week in Detroit for a second of four meetings to discuss how to increase entrepreneurial activity and connectivity in distressed neighborhoods. The last meeting will occur in Cleveland in June 2016.



Andrew Webster of Swagelok

Cleveland institutions dipping into local talent pool to fill workforce gaps

Schools and businesses are aiming to boost the economy through a regionally-bred pipeline of skilled workers.

Minneapolis skyline

what smart cities can learn from minneapolis, capital of 'the north'

Downtown Minneapolis is booming with new residents, and growth is spilling into outlying neighborhoods. Now plans are in the works to ensure that existing residents and artists have a seat at the table. 

Tri-C Western Campusí Convocation one of several components that comprise the First Year Experience

tri-c year-one program a 'campus support system' for new students

Cuyahoga Community College's stated mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality learning experience for its diverse enrollment. Considering the amount of freshmen arriving on its doorstep each year, Tri-C has created an initiative to guide incoming students past the higher education threshold as painlessly as possible.   First Year Experience (FYE) is a multi-faceted, comprehensive introduction to Tri-C, says Dr. Michael Schoop, president of the school's Metropolitan Campus. The "campus support system" for new students folds the college's ordinary orientation procedures into a systematic, larger-scale effort meant to focus freshmen on long-term career and academic goals.   "Tri-C has long been interested in anything that can help more of our students become successful," says Schoop. "With so many of them new to the college experience, we needed a more structured approach." Read the rest of the story here.  

Karen Miller, vice president for access and completion at Cuyahoga Community College

planning ahead eases the transition from tri-c to bachelor's degree

Community college is a viable option for students seeking to save money while preparing to continue their studies at a four-year college. However, many undergraduates make costly and time-consuming mistakes before even getting to the transfer process. This potential nightmare can be avoided with careful planning done at the earliest stage of a student's academic career. Tri-C is not just streamlining this process to make transfer easier, it's promoting the importance of setting a direction the moment a student enters the institution.

Tri-C Westshore Campus

opening up: tri-c expands service model with school-wide initiative

In June, Cuyahoga Community College received a $650,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to help finance its One Door -- Many Options for Success initiative. The college-wide effort going into effect this year will expand Tri-C's service model, providing structured support services through student-centric college success teams and other programming.

Patricia McCorkle, working toward an associate degree, wants to be a sound engineer

for those about to rock, tri-c's music curriculum prepares you for a music-filled career

Any teenager with a smartphone and some ingenuity can record a song and download it to SoundCloud or YouTube. But Cuyahoga Community College’s recording arts and technology program prepares students for all types of positions within the audio industry.

Orrin Evans and Cecile McLorin Salvant at JazzFest 2013

a departure from tradition means a fresh start for tri-c jazzfest

Terri Pontremoli has a vision for the Tri-C JazzFest's first foray into summer. The event director imagines thousands of Clevelanders gathered in the newly chandeliered U.S. Bank Plaza, enjoying the early evening sunshine and a host of free outdoor music events. Close by, Playhouse Square's multiple indoor venues are packed with genre enthusiasts whose finger-snapping exuberance has helped make JazzFest the must-attend extravaganza that it has been for the last 34 years.   Whether this vision comes to life or not will be determined when the festival's 35th installment hits its first note later this week, marking an official shift from an annual 10-day event in April to a single summer weekend, June 26-28.   The new schedule is an experiment for the annual affair by Cuyahoga Community College, one made necessary by practical reasons and a desire to help transform downtown into a warm weather music destination.   "We think Cleveland is ready for it," says Pontremoli.   Read the rest of the JazzFest feature here.

Designs by student Ashley-Bojc for Susan G. Komen

a thousand words: tri-c's graphic design program gives students a story to tell

Graphic design is a form of visual storytelling, where a few well-crafted images can speak to the viewer in a language more powerful than words. Cuyahoga Community College's graphic design program helps students to harness that power for themselves, with the story they're telling going straight into their portfolios. 

Ben Bebenroth, chef co-owner of Spice Kitchen & Bar

bottom line: tri-c program aims to grow small business into big deals

Tri-C has launched locally the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a $500 million initiative to help new business owners create jobs and economic opportunity. The program shepherds small companies through workshops, one-to-one advice, mentoring, capital and networking.
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