July 13, 2022

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Hyland partners with Cleveland Foundation on MidTown Collaboration Center

Hyland to extend tech outreach efforts for students at new 95,000-square-foot building, part of Foundation’s 12-acre high-tech innovation district

Hyland is partnering with the Cleveland Foundation on its latest addition to a sprawling high-tech innovation district the Foundation is building in Cleveland’s MidTown neighborhood. The MidTown Collaboration Center will encompass 95,000 square feet, the second building of the Foundation’s 400,000-square-foot district. Its new headquarters is nearing completion at East 66th Street and Euclid Avenue in the heart of MidTown and Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood. At the Collaboration Center, Hyland will continue to extend its robust tech outreach programs, through which the company has engaged with over 2,000 students in recent years through several outreach programs.

Hyland previously has partnered organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio and Urban Community School to reach students in Cleveland Metropolitan School District and other underrepresented areas, but having a physical space in MidTown will eliminate one of the biggest obstacles Hyland has faced in reaching students in those areas: transportation.

“From the moment we heard about this potential project in MidTown, we were very excited and knew we wanted to get involved,” said Caitlin Nowlin, Team Lead, Programs Management, at Hyland. “If we’re able to meet students closer to where they are, the amount of students we can potentially impact will be much greater.”

Hyland’s broad technology education efforts include:

  • Tech Outreach: Hyland provides a variety of programs, like Hy-Tech Clubs for high school students, that teach computer science to support a future where technology skills are essential.

  • TechCorps partnership: Hyland and the Columbus-based nonprofit recently agreed to a five-year partnership extension to continue the organizations’ joint efforts to bring high-quality computer science education to students from elementary school to high school across Ohio.

  • STEM Goes Red for Girls: Hyland sponsors the annual STEM Goes Red for Girls event hosted by the American Heart Association, and has been actively involved in its STEM Leadership committee since its inaugural event in 2017. This event is aimed to introduce 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls from the greater Cleveland area to STEM education and career pathways.

  • Score with STEM: Hyland, in addition to many other local organizations, sponsored the inaugural event which was hosted in partnership between NEOSTEM and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The event, which was held at Rocket Mortgage Field House in March 2022, was for Cleveland-area students and their families to learn about STEM.

  • Women in Cybersecurity conference sponsorship: Hyland sponsored transportation for 100 Cleveland Metropolitan School District students to the annual conference, which is the country’s flagship event for women in cybersecurity and, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students.

“This project will be transformative for this neighborhood and the constituents it will serve,” said Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. “The involvement of organizations such as Hyland and our other partners will help make that possible, and we’re excited to work with them to make this center a success.”

Joel Hammond
Manager, External Relations