CAREER PATHWAY PRESENTER
We're committed to giving Clevelanders a chance to advance.
Towards Employment has been committed to giving Clevelanders a chance to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through employment for over 40 years. We provide career planning, coaching and skill-building through work experience and technical training so workers can succeed in their current job and then advance along a career pathway. We also provide critical supports to ensure their success along the way, including transportation, uniforms and legal assistance.
Towards Employment is able to provide career services and chances to advance through the generosity of supporters like you.
Partnership with Dominick Farinacci & Jaymes Poling
Unique magical moment for 2023 featuring a partnership with Dominick Farinacci and Jaymes Poling. Dominick is a world class musician who travels the world but is a true Clevelander, always coming back to support our city, and this year chairing the TricC Jazz festival. Since 2016, Dominick has partnered with U.S. Army veteran Jaymes Poling to create Modern Warrior Live, a unique, moving theatrical experience that mixes first-person narrative with music and multimedia to chronicle the veteran deployment experience and subsequent transition back home. With funding from the Fowler Foundation, Dominick and Jaymes partner with 7 TE alumni and staff to create a storytelling and jazz fusion piece around the reentry experience – the challenges and individual triumphs that members of our community face. The evening will include a segment from the longer performance.
Announcing Micki Byrnes & Shelly Peet as Honorary Co-Chairs
Towards Employment is excited, and honored to welcome Micki Byrnes & Shelly Peet as Honorary Co-Chairs to the 2023 Annual Event Committee.
Entertainment & MC by Sparky B
With over 30 years in the business, Sparky B is no stranger when it comes to hosting the best! Known for his crazy stage show, guests from all over the world have experienced true entertainment by the man himself. Join us at The Agora and see if you can try to count Sparky B's extensive collection of eclectic jackets!
Please join us for a star-studded evening with world-class musician, Cleveland’s own Dominick Farinacci, live entertainment, good food, and lots of fun, all while giving more Clevelanders a chance to advance.
5:00 PM - 7:00PM
Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
The Agora Theatre
5000 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
CHANCE TO VEGAS RAFFLE
CAREER PATHWAY PRESENTER
100% of proceeds support coaching, case management, technical training, career matching, and other supports.
We believe connecting people to careers changes lives, advances businesses and strengthens communities.
All of our programs and services are rooted in a rigorously evaluated, industry-driven career pathway model with proven results. A five-year, national pilot known as WorkAdvance demonstrated that comprehensive and aligned services helped people to advance within two years, with increased earnings of up to 22%. Or simply put, the model provided a chance to put more money in a family’s pockets.
Individuals who come to Towards Employment receive job readiness training, options for technical training, work experience, and assistance with job placement as well as intensive case management, supportive services and post-employment coaching for up to two years. These are all critical to long-term success and increased income, which leads to greater economic mobility.
Since our founding in 1976, more than 200,000 people have benefited, leading to improved economic health for our whole community.
We invite you to make a difference - give Clevelanders a Chance to Advance & Pay it Forward.
For more event information, contact Adaora Schmiedl at
(216) 696-7310 or email@example.com
HOMETOWN HERO AWARD
Towards Employment’s Hometown Hero Award honors an organization, person, or group of people who are making an impact in our community by elevating and addressing issues that impact the individuals we support.
We’ll announce the 2023 Hometown Hero Award recipient during the event on June 7.
2023 EVENT COMMITTEE
Carrie Rosenfelt & Grace Heffernan