May 30, 2007

Community Impact to the City of Cleveland

Economic Impact:

• Case Western Reserve University employs nearly 6,000 full-time employees who earn more than $300 million in wages and generate over $850 million to region's economy;

Promote Living in Cleveland:
• The university's Employee Housing Program leveraged several million dollars of housing opportunities for over 60 full-time employees by investing more than $500,000 to help them become first time home buyers in the City of Cleveland.

• The growing campus skyline validates the university’s economic vitality in construction projects alone: Phase I of the Village at 115 student-housing facility opened in 2006 – a $126 million project that created 600 construction jobs in the city; The new home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations (a nearly $7 million dollar project) is currently under construction and will open its doors in the early Fall of 2007; The University Arts & Retail District is an approximately $150 million commercial/residential project that will feature a unique mix of arts, retail and residential housing in University Circle. Construction is projected to begin in 2008.

Leader in Supplier Diversity:
• The university formed the Supplier Diversity Initiative Council in 2002 to assist minority-and women-owned business enterprises in gaining greater access to business opportunities at the university. Since its formation, Case has awarded over $70 million of business to minority- and women-owned businesses in a variety of industries ranging from construction and professional services. The Supplier Diversity program has been recognized locally and nationally as one of the most progressive and successful programs of its kind.

Community Service:
• Faculty, staff and students devote approximately 160,000 hours of volunteer service throughout the Cleveland community year-round;
• We administer over 500 community programs with 235 non-profit agencies where 95% are located throughout the City of Cleveland alone;
• Since 2003, nearly 1,400 faculty, staff and students participate in Case for Community Day: an annual campus-wide event that dedicates one day of volunteer service in Cleveland wards 6-9;
• Donated over $1 million to local charity partners comprised of United way, Earth Shares and Community Shares over past five years;
• Offer the Case Community Card to Cleveland residents living in the Glenville, Hough, Little Italy and Faifax neighborhoods which provides them with access to some of our campus facilities, along with a variety of discount benefits and services provided to all Case employees and students.
• Provide life-long learning classes and variety of health programs at little or no charge to the growing senior community in Cleveland.

Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD):
• Collectively we administer 76 K-12 programs – of which 54 are held within CMSD alone - conservatively impacting 145,000 students in the areas of academics, health, social service and economic development.
• In the Fall of 2006, 18 CMSD students out of 50 underrepresented students throughout Greater Cleveland were awarded scholarships to attend Case Western Reserve University.
• In partnership with the Cleveland Scholarship Program, Case Western Reserve University will raise $20 million over the next five years to fund scholarships for CMSD students in perpetuity.

• We coordinate 81 health programs with 69 local health agencies - 38 of those programs are held with the areas major health partners such as the Cleveland Department of Public Health, University Hospitals Health Systems, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Medical Center.

• A major contributor to the arts & culture experienced throughout the University Circle neighborhood, Case Western Reserve University is a primary sponsor of hundreds of special events and programs that are open to the campus and community year-round. From Case for Community Day, the Distinguished Lecture Series, Saturday College (SatCo), MLK Convocation Series, Gospelfest, Hoops for Health and many others. in addition, the university has 26 programs held in partnership with 16 cultural institutions throughout University Circle - 13 of them exist at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Technology & Research:
• In 2003, Case launched OneCleveland, the largest free, public wireless network in the nation that features over 1,200 wireless access points available to thousands of daily users;

• Case Western Reserve University’s research and technology resources created many new business opportunities for the region. Three examples include:

BioEnterprise(Co-founded in 2002): created over 50 companies, attracted more than $420 million in new funding and generated over $65 million in revenues collected by technology offices and developed more than 160 technology transfer deals concluded with industry partners.

Case Technology Ventures (founded in 2002): A $5 million pre-seed fund focuses on businesses using Case-related technologies and has created 3 new companies since its inception.

JumpStart (Co-founded in 2003): invested more than $1.2 million in five companies since 2004;

Latisha James, Director, Center for Community Partnerships
Phone: 216.368.3909

Posted by: Latisha James May 30, 2007 03:11 PM
Category: Case Quick Stats