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!

Support and join us for a unique performance where world-class jazz is fused with real-life stories!

This year, be captivated by a unique, impactful musical experience featuring 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 partners 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. Get tickets today and experience the full performance at the historically stunning Maltz Performing Arts Center.

Tickets include parking, food, and access to pre-event activities at the Cleveland Career Champion Festival.

Cleveland Career Champion Festival pre-show activities begin at 4:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm, performance begins at 6:00pm.

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California Dreaming Raffle

Enjoy the Napa valley vacation of your dreams! This all-inclusive package for 2 features a 3-night stay at The Meritage Resort and Spa, a visit to Jessup's quaint Napa valley tasting room and art gallery, a luxurious train ride through historic Napa including a multicourse gourmet lunch, and if that wasn't enough, a breathtaking hot air balloon ride at sunset over the Valley.

You don't want to miss your chance to win this luxurious trip to one of the most beautiful winery locations in the world!

Airfare is included. You do not need to be present at the event to participate. Anyone can win!

Silent Auction

Check out our onine silent auction, live now!

Auction closes at 8:30pm EST

Explore exciting items from the Cleveland Browns, to a private getaway at Catawba!

Registration on our event app is required to bid. Attendance not necessary to bid - Anyone can win!

Event Sponsors




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