what is the Alumni advancement collective?

Learn, Grow, Advance.

Becoming an Alumni means more than the  new skills and training - you also gain access to amazing professional and professional growth opportunities.

How the alumni collective helps you advance



Activate your voice with new resources.

In the Alumni Advancement Collective you will have opportunities to further engage your community through policy & advocacy. Gain exposure to local policies and steps on how to advocate using written and verbal communication skills. Learn firsthand about how to tell your story in your own voice to bring about direct change.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. The Alumni Advancement Collective helps you connect to resources to share your voice to make real change in your community.

Tell your story.

Your story matters. The Alumni Advancement Collective will help you learn to strengthen your written and verbal communication skills to elevate your voice.

Richard Jackson

"I feel like without Towards Employment I would not be on the path that I’m on. I love my job."

Read more of Richard's story ►

Tiara Colbert

"Towards Employment helps to build confidence. They gave me the reassurance that I can go a little bit further, that I can challenge myself to finish. They help remind people they’re not alone, that this is a process."

Read more of Tiara's story ►


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Support your neighborhood.

Gain access to volunteer opportunities either at Towards Employment, or elsewhere in your community. Get connected with other ways to support your community directly such as volunteering at outreach events and more.

Alumni Event Calendar

Explore TE's event calendar to see upcoming alumni events and more!


Alumni Event Highlights

View our photo gallery of past event highlights.


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Leadership Opportunities

The Alumni Advancement Collective offers access to many different leadership opportunities to help you advance in your career, and strengthen your voice in the community. Strong leadership skills can help you be a catalyst of change that benefits the local community and beyond.

Board & Committees

Towards Employment offers the opportunity to sit in on TE Board Meetings, or participate in an alumni committee.

Graduate Advisory Board


Parental Advisory Committee




Training, resources, and education.

At TE, we help connect people to more than just a job - we connect people to careers. The Alumni Advancement Collective will open up opportunities to career advancement with access to training, professional development resources, and so much more.

Take a look at TE's impact on advancement in 2022.

2022 Advancement Impact

172 Advanced

on the job with an average wage increase of $2/hr.


Average advanced wage.

75% Retention

average job retention at 90 days, when employees are most susceptible to job loss.

1,573 Supportive Services

Helped overcome employment barriers like transportation, tools, uniforms, background checks and pre-employment screening.

How to Join the alumni advancement Collective

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Complete the form below to submit a letter of interest to Greg Reaves, Alumni Network Coordinator.

Questions? Contact Greg directly at:

Alumni Network Coordinator: Greg Reaves
Email: rgreaves@towardsemployment.org
Phone: 216-696-5750