HIT in the CLE Community Classroom at the Global Center for Health Innovation
The Community Classroom at the Global Center for Health Innovation is an initiative of Health IT in the CLE (HIT in the CLE), which is working to create a diverse pipeline of young talent to feed the critical need for computer and data scientists among Northeast Ohio’s health IT companies.
The Community Classroom provides daily after school computer and data science instruction to students within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and first-ring suburban schools who do not have access to relevant coursework. The Community Classroom leverages a curriculum developed by Hyland Software, with hardware provided by the Cleveland Foundation. HIT in the CLE is led by BioEnterprise in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Health IT Collaborative, which includes health IT companies, universities, primary school systems and funders.
“The Community Classroom was a game changer for my students that participated this past year. I was able to get my students exposure and education in skills that are highly valued in our 21st century economy. Their participation in the Community Classroom and the HIT in the CLE Data Science Competition has helped to expose them to a world of opportunities that was completely foreign to them before.” – Damon Holmes, principal of Ginn Academy