Corporate College - photo Bob PerkoskiCorporate 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.

Robotics mission: GLSC students travel to Ecuador to fit needy children with prosthetics
Earlier this year, students from four CMSD high schools in the Great Lakes Science Center's Robotics Initiative created prosthetic arms and hands and then traveled to Quito, Ecuador, where they helped nonprofit IMAHelps fit children in need with the prosthetics.
Free space: Mandel Foundation Community Days make Cleveland Museum of Natural History accessible
Thanks to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is free on Sundays for all Cleveland and East Cleveland residents—opening up worlds of experiences for people of all ages.
Riding the high: CWRU professors research the benefits of psychedelic drugs on mental health
Two Case Western Reserve University professors have received a grant to study how psychedelic drugs can address many mental disorders—including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and even addiction.
Like fish to water: YMCA of Greater Cleveland prioritizes water safety, swim lessons
With the summer heat upon us, water safety and knowing how to swim are priorities. Many of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland branches offer swim classes, as well as water safety tips, for all ages and abilities to keep people safe around pools and beaches.
Continued evolution: Natural History Museum will reveal renovations, new exhibits this week
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has unveiled the most recent renovations in its $150 million transformation project that will update and expand its both its offerings and physical square footage. 
Built on hope: Esperanza wins national recognition for Latinx education
Esperanza recently was recognized by Excelencia In Education for its post secondary program, Lideres Avanzando, which provides college mentoring, scholarships, and other support to local students in their first two years of college.
Where science and imagination meet: CMNH on target with its museum transformation
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is well into its transformation project to create more lovers of science, encourage questions and curiosity, and create an inviting destination for everyone. A new $300,000 grant from the Jones Day Foundation is going to help make the vision a reality.
Keep on trucking: Meet the machines at Legacy Village this weekend
Kids and adults alike can get close and personal with vehicles and machines of all makes and sizes at Meet the Machines at Legacy Village this weekend.
Two Ohio House bills threaten Cleveland’s only LGBTQ+ public school
Ohio’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and a second bill that restricts access to LGBTQ+ healthcare are looming in the state legislature. 
Growing season: Spice Field Kitchen uses summer plants to teach kids about local food
Ben and Jackie Bebenroth's 13-acre farm Spice Acres is home this summer to the  Local Lessons for Growing Minds program—a hands-on approach to teach students about local food systems and how to make healthy food choices while they witness the summer crops grow.
#CLEative Groove: Meet Karly West, creative mind behind the Scholarly Banana book series
Our #CLEative Groove series puts the spotlight on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Karly West, Claymation artist extraordinaire and creative mind behind the Scholarly Banana graphic novel series.
Rolling on the River: New 150-foot mural at The Foundry depicts rowing, teamwork, diversity
The Foundry Community Rowing and Sailing Center has been growing steadily ever since in opened on the banks of the Cuyahoga. The newest addition is a 150-foot mural that can be seen from afar and embraces the teamwork and diversity The Foundry promotes.
Ashbury Community Center celebrates new AT&T Learning Center with block party, free computers
In March, AT&T opened its second Cleveland Connected Leaning Center at the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. In April, a block party in the Glenville center celebrated the opening, new high-speed fiber internet in the neighborhood, and affordable connectivity. 
Language through art: CIA students organize, present their own show
Art students in their junior year at Cleveland Institute of Art have put together an exhibit, "Watch Our Language," as a capstone to their Role of Artist as Producer class. 
AT&T continues to close CLE's digital divide with investment in Glenville
On its quest to narrow the digital divide, AT&T opened its second Connected Leaning Center earlier this month at Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center in Glenville, and announced the availability of AT&T Fiber to hundreds of homes in the neighborhood.
Naturally engaged: Botanical Garden opens Perennial Playspace
Holden Forests & Gardens opened its Perennial Playspace at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this past weekend—giving guests of all ages opportunities to interact with the natural world and, hopefully, develop lifelong habits of environmental stewardship.
Narrowing the gap: AT&T unveils its second Connected Learning Center, expanded internet in Glenville
Today, AT&T opens its second Cleveland Connected Learning Center and will announce the expansion of its fiber network in Glenville.
Cleveland Restoration Society reveals next three African American Civil Rights Trail markers
The Cleveland Restoration Society has announced the next three markers on the African American Civil Rights Trail. Eventually, 10 historical markers will memorialize locations associated with Cleveland’s struggle for Civil Rights between 1954 and 1976.
#CLEative Groove: Meet Lisa Ligus, founder of Songbirds Music Therapy Services
Our #CLEative Groove series puts the spotlight on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Lisa Ligus, founder of Songbirds Music Therapy Services.
We Run This City: Grant will extend YMCA's youth marathon program to Lakewood
Since its founding, the YMCA We Run This City program has worked with more than 1,000 students in 43 CMSD schools, preparing them to run in the Cleveland Marathon. Thanks to a grant from the Three Archest Foundation, the program is now coming to Lakewood.