Thank you for giving Clevelanders !

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!

The 2024 Work & Reentry Experience was a unique and impactful. This musical and storytelling fusion featured a partnership with Dominick Farinacci and Towards Employment. Dominick is a world class musician who travels the world but is a true Clevelander, always coming back to support our city. 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 partnered with 3 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.

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Event Committee


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Amy Richmond


Carrie Rosenfelt

Carrie Rosenfelt


Committee Members

Adaora Schmiedl
Addie Gall-Hunter
Anita Edwards
Bola Majekodunmi
Brenda Brown
Brian Siggars
Brooke Hodge
Elizabeth Smith
Grace Heffernan
Greg Reaves
Jill Rizika
Joan Crosby

Kelsey Smith
Laura Desmond
Laurel Ridenour
Megan Killgallon Cleary
Michael Lepro
Omid Sattarian
Patrick Gillen
Ronnie Cannon
Sacha Bleck
Sandi Rosado
Sara McCarthy
Sydney Stone
Tiffany Short