Willie Drake


From the earliest days of the Internet, it has been challenging for anyone to share information responsibly and safely, and kids have always been at great risk of being hurt by negative online experiences, like bullying.

In 2010, determined to help kids keep themselves and their information safe online, Willie founded Cliquepoint Data Foundation.

For a number of years, he and the rest of the Cliquepoint team gathered kids wherever they could—from church basements to neighborhood parks—to teach them how to use the Internet in positive ways.

For Willie, this was rewarding work, but over time he came to realize that there was an even better way to make a lasting difference in the lives of kids—and adults—in our Cleveland communities, and the organization’s new mission to support STEM education reflects this realization.

Reinvigorated by Cliquepoint’s new direction, Willie looks forward to Cliquepoint taking its place in the community as a center for learning and progress.