The Social Determinants of Thriving in the Workforce

“What do we need to do differently? We’re not trying to fix the workers. We have to fix the work, and we have to fix the system.” – Jill Rizika In-person forum on Friday, July 22, 2022 View the recap at The City Club of Cleveland   Speakers Bishara Addison Director, Job Preparation, The Fund…

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Social Determinants of Work Initiative

View the United Way webpage. The Social Determinants of Work (SDoW) Initiative will bring the Greater Cleveland community together to strategically advance access to work through deepened understanding of the barriers workers face, including benefit cliffs. GET INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS What are the Social Determinants of Work? United Way of Greater Cleveland and Towards…

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United Way and partners to tackle ‘social determinants of work’

Reneé Timberlake Training programs focused on specific industries are good at helping people advance in their careers. Now, we know that they can address racial disparities in employment too, writes Deondre’ Jones of MDRC. Article by Lydia Coutré Crain’s Cleveland Business Published July 8, 2022 Read the the full article at Crain’s Cleveland   In…

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Rust Belt Rundown: Featuring Roslyn Quarto of Towards Employment

Episode 36 featuring Roslyn Quarto of Towards Employment Published June 16, 2022 View the podcast on Rust Belt Rundown   Start your career by saying yes! In this episode, we’re joined by Roslyn Quarto, Director of Workforce Innovation at Towards Employment. Listen in as she takes us through her diverse career journey and gives advice…

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Notables in Finances 2022: Coleene McDevitt

Coleene McDevitt Chief finance and administrative officer, Towards Employment Published April 2022 Article by Pat McManamon View on Crain’s Cleveland Business Coleene McDevitt has more than four decades of experience improving financial operations by implementing new processes at varied businesses and operations. Prior to joining Towards Employment in 2019, she was at MAGNET, Walsh Jesuit…

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Industry-focused training has the power to reduce inequities in employment

Training programs focused on specific industries are good at helping people advance in their careers. Now, we know that they can address racial disparities in employment too, writes Deondre’ Jones of MDRC. Commentary by Deondre’ Jones Work Shift Published February 16, 2022 Read the the full article at WorkShift   Many policymakers are bullish on training…

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The Pandemic Wrecked Millions of Careers. These 6 People Built New Ones.

For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future. Gillian Friedman and Emma Goldberg The New York Times Published March 23, 2022 Updated March 26, 2022 Read the full article on The New York Times When the pandemic struck in 2020, entire industries were…

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Health systems work with On-Ramp program to turn jobs into careers

Scott Suttel Cain’s Cleveland Business Published February 20, 2022 04:00 AM Read the full article on Cain’s website Northeast Ohio’s three big health care systems — Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals — are working with a variety of community partners on a project to train workers quickly for entry-level positions that offer a path…

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