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In 2001, after spending 16 and a half years in the Ohio Senate and being term limited, Senator Grace Drake founded the Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs in hopes of inspiring more women to choose public sector careers. The Center focuses on student engagement via networking sessions, speaker series, and mentoring.

The Mentoring Program has helped hundreds of students by matching them with career professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Past Organizations Include:
8th District Court of Appeals Cuyahoga County Director of Internal Audit Midtown Cleveland
ADAMHSCC Board  Cuyahoga County Library Mohr Partners
Adoption Network Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority NAACP
American Online Learning Center Dennis Roche and Associates NASA
American Red Cross Department of Aging National Park Service
Benjamin Rose Institute Detroit Shoreway Community Development Neighborhood Progress Inc
Campus District,Inc Downtown Cleveland Alliance NEORSD
Center for Community Solutions Eaton Corp. NOACA
CEOs for cities Ernst & Young NOCHE
City of Ashtabula Family Connections NOPEC
City of Bay Village First Energy Novidea Healthcare Inc.
City of Beachwood ForestCity Enterprises Office for Civil Rights
City of Bedford Forum Consultant Service LLC Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
City of Cleveland Great Lakes Environmental Finance Center Policy Bridge
City of Garfield Heights Greater Cleveland Partnership Positive Education Program
City of Independence Green City, Blue Lake Red Cross of Greater Cleveland
City of Lorain Habitat for Humanity of Lake County Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
City of Oberlin Hands on NEO Senator Rob Portman's Office
City of Shaker Heights HealthSpace Sharkey, Dirck & Associates
City Of Solon Water Reclamation Department HealthSpan Slavic Village Development
Cleveland City Council International Partners in Mission Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Cleveland Clinic Joyner and Associates StarCenter
Cleveland Foundation KeyBank Stella Maris
Cleveland HUD Kinetic Partners Team NEO
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Lakewood Hospital The Family Support Consortium
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Lakewood Hospital Foundation The Ohio State University
Cleveland Public Power  LandStudio The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland Public Utilities Laurel Elementary School United Way
Cleveland Restoration Society Lorain County Community College University Circle, INC
Cleveland State University Mansour Gavin LPA University Hospitals
Development MarshHolm LLC US Marshals
Community Shares Mayor of Lakeline Visiting Judge
Cuyahoga County Mcgregor LLC Western Reserve Area on Aging
Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Mutual of Ohio Wingspan
Cuyahoga County Council MetroHealth  YWCA Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Metroparks