SOLON, Ohio — ECRM announced that a state-of-the-art center will be built in honor of its late leader Charlie Bowlus.
The Charlie Bowlus Technology and Innovation Center, which currently is under construction, is being built in a public charter school in Cleveland and is set to open this fall in the Cleveland Public School District, ECRM president Mitch Bowlus said, who will fund 100% of the costs for this center.
Charlie Bowlus, who passed away last August at the age of 64, had a great passion for technology and innovation, but his passion was that much greater for helping others, Mitch Bowlus said. "This donation on behalf of my father will enable these kids, year after year, to have access to technology that would otherwise be unavailable to them," he said. "Undoubtedly, some of these kids will discover skills and develop a passion for technology and innovation that will forever change their lives in a positive way, a result I am convinced would make my dad most proud."
Visitors to the center will find a photograph of Charlie Bowlus, as well as a biography of his life on display as they enter the facility. The center also will be open after hours and weekends to allow parents, as well as others in the community, to utilize the resources to ultimately better their own lives, ECRM said.
"I feel that I have partnered with the ideal charter organization and school for the first center named after my father," Bowlus said. "An aspect of this particular school that really appealed to me was the emphasis on entrepreneurship — all kids must take classes in this area which is unique from all of the opportunities I considered."
For more information on how you can help, contact Mitch Bowlus at firstname.lastname@example.org.