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Corporate College - photo Bob Perkoski

Talent is like life itself; it must be nurtured and fed in order to blossom. Fortunately for all the young sprouts in Cleveland, this region is blessed with quality institutions, including those of higher learning. Recognized nationally as leaders in such fields as Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Industrial Design, Urban Affairs and Nonprofit Management, schools like Case Western Reserve, John Carroll, Cleveland State, University of Akron and Kent State are seeding the future with resume-rich wunderkinds. As one of Northeast Ohio's top employment sectors, higher education provides the region with an economic boost to the tune of $3 billion. Some 180,000 students are enrolled in area colleges, and it is likely some of those very students who will provide Cleveland with tomorrow's economic boost.

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Literacy Through the Arts

Small grants, big impact: How Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's 2018 project support is affecting change

With 2018 in sight, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) is again poised to make a significant impact on local non-profit arts organizations with $12 million in grant funding. While many associate Cuyahoga County's arts and cultural scene with the well-known institutions that receive general operating support, the smaller organizations that receive project support are often unsung heroes making a difference in their communities.

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Passport to Cuba: The surprising connection between Cleveland and Cuba, and why it matters

In early October, Cleveland became the first northern port city to sign a memo of understanding with Cuba’s maritime administration—effectively paving the way for future trade possibilities. The agreement makes a fitting cap for what has been a year of rich synergy between Cleveland and Cuba across the spectrum, from art to entrepreneurship to architecture to dance.

Cleveland Museum of Art

All-access: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture-funded programs ensure arts are for everyone

When the community talks, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) listens. As CAC enters its second decade of funding arts and cultural programming in Northeast Ohio, one of its top priorities will be working to achieve equity and diversity in programming—a focus identified as the result of a community listening project and in-depth assessments.

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NewBridge leading the way for innovative education with CLE Lead

On the heels of its successful Creative Minds summer camp, NewBridge Cleveland has kicked off another new initiative: CLE Lead. An art-inspired leadership training program, CLE Lead will help more than 100 middle school and high school students develop skills in ceramics, graphic design, and photography—as well as boost social and emotional intelligence—over a yearlong period.

Philippe Cousteau Jr.

Take me to the water: Philippe Cousteau visits Cuyahoga Valley National Park

World Water Monitoring Day attracted a high-profile visitor to Northeast Ohio: Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau. Together with local environmentalist James Trogdon, Cousteau led a group of 150 students from four area schools in testing the water quality of the Cuyahoga River.
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LAND Studios - RTA Poetry

Poetry in Motion

During Cleveland Book Week, 12 Literary Arts Incubator and LAND Studio enlisted local poets, authors, and spoken word artists to read passages from Anisfield-Wolf award-winning books at RTA stations and platforms around town. This video by New Departure Films captures their poetry in motion.  

Cleveland Orchestra Prometheus Project

Go on a hero's journey with the Cleveland Orchestra

As it turns 100 years old, the Cleveland Orchestra takes Cleveland School of the Arts students on a hero's journey via its Prometheus Project—through which mythology and music intersect.

Fresh Gear

Refresh Collective's fresh take on engaging CLE youth

Founded by David "Dee Jay Doc" Harrill, Refresh Collective offers a plethora of programs designed to energize and empower local youth. The common thread? Hip-hop. Check out this video about Fresh Force, its workforce development program through which students learn design, screen printing, sales, and entrepreneurship via the Fresh Gear T-shirt line. (And don't miss our recent story about Freshtoberfest, where hip-hop meets horticulture.)
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ryan clark

ryan clark

City: Shaker Heights
Meet Ryan Clark, founder of Knowta, a Shaker Heights company with three employees and five board members that provides free print services in universities and public libraries.
bruce bolton

bruce bolton

City: Downtown
Meet Bruce Bolton, founder of CourseBuffet in downtown Cleveland.
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