We believe ALL K-12 students should have access to high-quality computer science learning experiences

Computer science is not about learning how to use a computer, or even just
programming. Computer science is about deeper learning – computational
thinking, problem solving and creativity. We believe studying computer science,
regardless of a student’s ultimate occupation, provides the knowledge and
practices necessary to be ready for college or career.

“Our impact in the last 11 years"

Students Served
Value of Volunteer Hours


Lorain County siblings David and Cameron Payne will instruct the next generation of technology leaders

Oberlin High School graduates David Payne (Class of 2017) and Cameron Payne (Class of 2018) have been hired by TECH CORPS to educate, excite and empower Lorain County students this summer. “I hope to inspire high school students to pursue technology careers,” explained Cameron Payne. “As technology evolves, there are many new technology careers available, and I want to help kids like me be prepared for those jobs.”

FirstEnergy Foundation

TECH CORPS is excited to announce a new initiative funded by a $100,000 donation from the FirstEnergy Foundation that will help expand access to computer science learning for elementary and middle school students in Akron, Elyria, Lorain and Toledo.

Lt. Governor Husted to Discuss Importance of Early Exposure to TECH Education with Technology Leaders and Students

As part of In-Demand Jobs Week, TECH CORPS will lead a roundtable discussion bringing together state government leaders, including Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Development Director Lydia Mihalik, alongside TECH CORPS alumni, students, and business partners. This discussion is part of a special announcement between TECH CORPS, a national nonprofit ensuring K-12 students have equal access to high-quality computer science and information technology learning experiences and WillowTree, a full-service digital product consultancy. The two will officially announce a NEW partnership to invest in early exposure to computer science for Central Ohio students.

The Silicon Heartland

Tech innovation is happening in Ohio and TECH CORPS is educating, exciting and empowering the next generation of technology creators, designers, innovators and leaders! We were so grateful to be part of the inaugural Ohio Tech Summit hosted at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio by OhioX. We met tech innovators from all over the state and even got to speak with Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb.

Pathways to Technology Careers

Alberto Ruocco is an accomplished information technology leader with more than 35 years of strategy and implementation experience. He has worked with organizations ranging from start-ups to global multinational enterprises. Alberto believes corporate America will play a significant role in preparing the next generation of technology professionals. He explained, “Providing relevant technology education experiences will be driven by corporate America. We’re realizing there is more than just one path to a career in technology and TECH CORPS is part of the solution.”

Giving Back to Communities

As a business-oriented technology executive, Ishmael Cooper is a
strategic thought-leader with a legacy of transforming global
organizations by introducing innovation, building high-caliber teams, and establishing cross-functional relationships to drive corporate growth and competitive advantage. For Nordson, technology education is a priority. Cooper explained, “We’re investing — Not just money, but our time, resources and people. We believe giving back to the communities in which we serve should be part of every corporation’s DNA.”

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