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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 College 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 AppealsCuyahoga County Director of Internal AuditMidtown Cleveland
ADAMHSCC Board Cuyahoga County LibraryMohr Partners
Adoption Network ClevelandCuyahoga County Port AuthorityNAACP
American Online Learning CenterDennis Roche and AssociatesNASA
American Red CrossDepartment of AgingNational Park Service
Benjamin Rose InstituteDetroit Shoreway Community DevelopmentNeighborhood Progress Inc
Campus District,IncDowntown Cleveland AllianceNEORSD
Center for Community SolutionsEaton Corp.NOACA
CEOs for citiesErnst & YoungNOCHE
City of AshtabulaFamily ConnectionsNOPEC
City of Bay VillageFirst EnergyNovidea Healthcare Inc.
City of BeachwoodForestCity EnterprisesOffice for Civil Rights
City of BedfordForum Consultant Service LLCOhio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
City of ClevelandGreat Lakes Environmental Finance CenterPolicy Bridge
City of Garfield HeightsGreater Cleveland PartnershipPositive Education Program
City of IndependenceGreen City, Blue LakeRed Cross of Greater Cleveland
City of LorainHabitat for Humanity of Lake CountyRock and Roll Hall of Fame
City of OberlinHands on NEOSenator Rob Portman's Office
City of Shaker HeightsHealthSpaceSharkey, Dirck & Associates
City Of Solon Water Reclamation DepartmentHealthSpanSlavic Village Development
Cleveland City CouncilInternational Partners in MissionSquire Patton Boggs LLP
Cleveland ClinicJoyner and AssociatesStarCenter
Cleveland FoundationKeyBankStella Maris
Cleveland HUDKinetic PartnersTeam NEO
Cleveland Metroparks ZooLakewood HospitalThe Family Support Consortium
Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryLakewood Hospital FoundationThe Ohio State University
Cleveland Public Power LandStudioThe United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland Public UtilitiesLaurel Elementary SchoolUnited Way
Cleveland Restoration SocietyLorain County Community CollegeUniversity Circle, INC
Cleveland State UniversityMansour Gavin LPAUniversity Hospitals
DevelopmentMarshHolm LLCUS Marshals
Community SharesMayor of LakelineVisiting Judge
Cuyahoga CountyMcgregor LLCWestern Reserve Area on Aging
Cuyahoga County Board of HealthMedical Mutual of OhioWingspan
Cuyahoga County CouncilMetroHealth YWCA Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Court of Common PleasMetroparks