For MCPc, being an exceptional technology company is only one way we measure success. Equally important are our investments in talent development; in local education; in youth-oriented activities; in job growth; and in economic vitality of the communities where we do business.

Each of these objectives also includes an overarching goal of creating and sustaining a diverse workforce. We struggle with recruiting diverse talent to MCPc, but we are not content with simply saying “we tried.”

Investing in Jobs and Scholarships

To attract diversity, we endowed a scholarship at Cuyahoga Community College for women, students of color, and military veterans. We located our security operations center on a major bus route, on Euclid Avenue near East 55th, in the heart of the city, so that access to public transportation would never be a deterrent to employment opportunities; and we situated our latest technology center in a long-vacant RTA bus barn we purchased in Old Brooklyn to have an impact on the neighborhood and on jobs. When that facility comes on line next month, it will offer good-paying, entry-level jobs in technology to persons with high school degrees and higher, and to students from nearby Cleveland schools.

Investing in The Foundry

Today, the Foundry is home to a CMSD School of One – a specialty school for challenged urban students who use the facility as a classroom, learn about the discipline and teamwork that are inherent in the sport of rowing, and, at the end of the school day, are transported to the Old Brooklyn technology center where they engage in a “learn and earn” program that we hope will give them a entry-level pathway to careers in high-demand field of technology. Those same students will return to the Foundry to join rowing teams made up of a diverse group of students from schools throughout Northeast Ohio.

We are equally proud to say that, in less than three years, the Foundry Community Rowing and Sailing Center has introduced nearly 18,000 youth and students to rowing on the Cuyahoga River, including youth from Cleveland Parks and Recreation, Urban Community School, and other students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, many of whom were being introduced to the river for the first time.

Investing in Education

  • Each summer we provide up to 20 high school and college students with paid internships.
  • We enabled over 400 CMSD students in the past two years to attend our regional tech conference, to mix with top technology professionals who attend this annual day-long forum designed to showcase Northeast Ohio as a technology hub.