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In 2009, Mary Welsh Schlueter created Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. To compete in the global economy, American K-12 students must not only master critical thinking and skills, but practice “hands on” application of those concepts. Using experiential, digital, project-based and blended learning methods, we allow students to better develop STEM-based skills beyond the traditional classroom. PIE Partnerships represent a wide array of stakeholders, including community and business organizations, allowing for the development of a better-prepared digital workforce, ready for whatever challenges arise in the 21st century marketplace.



  • Mayor Mark Mallory and Cincinnati City Council issued a formal proclamation praising PIE
  • Chief Executive Mary Welsh Schlueter received National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence Award
  • Venue and LEAD Magazines’ Civic Leadership Award
  • Duke Energy Foundation and Cincinnati Museum Center Difference Maker Award




FUNDERS: Building Healthy Lives Foundation   Causality Foundation   Duke Energy Foundation   Jacob Schmidlapp Foundation (Fifth Third Bank, trustee)   MiCTA Tech Foundation   Mischell Family Foundation   Robert Reakirt Foundation (PNC Bank, trustee)   Wyant Family Foundation   ArtsWave Foundation   private gifts  

PARTNERS: American Association of University Women   Bellevue Schools (KY)   CardioChek Inc.    Cincinnati Public Schools (OH)   CincyTech USA   Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra   Dinsmore & Shohl LLC   Duke Energy Foundation   Erlanger Schools (KY)   Federal Bureau of Investigation -Quantico Academy and Crime Lab   Harvard University    Hewlett Packard   Humana Foundation   KnoVation/ NetTrekker Inc.   Ludlow Independent Schools (KY)   Mayerson Academy   Milford Schools (OH)   National Girls Collaborative Project   Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics   NKU Center for Integrative Science and Mathematics   Princeton Schools (OH)   Sprint Communications   The Health Foundation (Interact for Health)   Ulmer & Berne, LLC   Union Springs, LLC   University of Cincinnati   UC Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization   Women at Work   Women in Informatics   Women in Science and Engineering

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