Long recognized as one of the most respected health systems locally, nationally, and internationally, Cleveland Clinic not only provides world-class healthcare but also is actively involved in the communities in which it is located and where its caregivers live and work.
Cleveland Clinic’s sustained relationship with College Now is a perfect example of this commitment. The Clinic’s continued philanthropic support to College Now enables us to continue to provide our college access and career pathway advising
free of charge
to thousands of high school students and adult learners annually across Northeast Ohio. As part of this counseling, College Now advisors work with individuals to pursue and successfully complete postsecondary educational industry recognized credentials or degrees that lead to in-demand careers, which in our region include jobs in the health care, manufacturing, and IT sectors, to name just a few.
In addition to its philanthropic support, many Cleveland Clinic caregivers are incredibly generous with their time to College Now as volunteer mentors to our scholarship recipients. Today, there are over 60 Clinic employees who currently serve as mentors or have signed up to start this fall, putting Cleveland Clinic within the top 10 companies of over 450 companies who have employees involved in our mentoring program. Moreover, beyond developing individual relationships with their own mentees, Cleveland Clinic participates in College Now’s annual career fair for our scholarship recipients. And, Cleveland Clinic caregivers, in conjunction with College Now, also serve as True2U mentors to eighth grade classes in elementary schools surrounding Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus.
As Vickie Eaton Johnson, Cleveland Clinic’s Senior Director of Community Outreach, noted when discussing the important relationship that Cleveland Clinic has with College Now and students across Greater Cleveland, “As Northeast Ohio’s largest employer, it is a business imperative to invest in our future workforce. Cleveland Clinic is proud to support College Now Greater Cleveland and its many programs to impact and improve our community, and considers the organization one of our core community partners.”
College Now thanks Cleveland Clinic for its recognition of the importance of postsecondary educational attainment and its ongoing investment in our work!