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Community engagement manager
Hyland Software provides the means for its employees to make a difference in the community, and more than 1,500 of those employees take full advantage of the opportunity.
Under the leadership of CEO Bill Priemer and Lisa Jackman, the company’s community engagement manager, Hyland supports nonprofit programs that actively engage employees in their individual charitable interests, facilitate company-wide volunteer projects and charitable initiatives, and promote and develop youth education in technology.
Here are a few examples:
- The TECHie Club was launched during the 2012-2013 school year for Cleveland school children in grades three through five. As part of the program, a group of nine dedicated, tech-savvy Hyland employees introduce students to computer programming, Web development, robotics and social networks.
- Hyland’s Summer of Service project in Ohio City brought out volunteers equipped with rakes, paintbrushes, ladders and gardening gloves to help beautify the historic Cleveland neighborhood.
- Employees serve meals each month at the West Side Catholic Center, annually host onsite blood drives and contribute to Shoes and Clothes for Kids. In 2012, employees ensured that 23 families (102 individuals) had the right clothes to make it through another Cleveland winter, and donated more than 2,000 pairs of shoes.
Engagement is the key to Hyland’s ability to do great things in the community. Employees get to work on the causes that mean the most to them and therefore give all the time and talent they can to make it a success. ●