MacKenzie Scott gives millions to Northeast Ohio groups in latest round of donations

March 19, 2024 11:52 AM Crain’s Staff Read the full article at Crain’s Cleveland Business Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, Bloomberg Philanthropist MacKenize Scott has announced a new round of donations via her Yield Giving organization, and several Northeast Ohio groups are among the recipients. In Ohio, a total of $13 million was spread across seven different groups, including…

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Towards Employment Receives Historic $2 Million Gift

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Adaora Schmiedl 216-696-7310 aschmiedl@towardsemployment.org   Towards Employment Receives Historic $2 Million Gift   March 19, 2024 – Today, Towards Employment received $2 Million, the largest gift in its 48-year history. MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Towards Employment as one of the Yield Giving Open Call’s awardees working with people and…

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Linda Butts

Real people, Linda Butts Towards Employment Alumni I am living proof that you can come from nothing and be something.” I am a product of the foster care system, and I raised my children as a single Mom. I faced obstacles and I found resources. Now I get to tell how I did it. My…

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LaToria Davis

Real people, LaToria Davis Towards Employment Alumni Everybody has a story to tell.” And we don’t often look like what we’ve been through. When I was young, I dreamed of being a teacher – but that’s not me. I started off as a Housekeeper at University Hospitals, and I knew I wanted to grow. I…

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Daryl Rogers

Real people, Daryl Rogers Towards Employment Alumni You got to face it to fix it.” I come from generational incarceration. My father, my cousins, my sister, my brother. I was mentally incarcerated at 4 years old. I have a master’s degree in counselling, I could talk to people about their issues, but the person I…

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Tiara Colbert

Real people, Tiara Colbert Community Health Worker UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children 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.” “Back in 2012…

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Richard Jackson

Real people, Richard Jackson Press Operator/Setter Talan Products I feel like without Towards Employment I would not be on the path that I’m on. I love my job.” “When I started, my short-term goal was to learn the press and the paperwork, and my long-term goal — which now I consider a short-term goal —…

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Personal View: Workforce development is much more than the first step up

Feb 5, 2024 By Heidi Gartland and Kim Shelnick Read the full article on Crain’s Cleveland Business Ken Blaze Getting talented, motivated people to join your organization – even if it wasn’t in their original plans to contribute to your field – is job one in workforce development. At University Hospitals, we have an incredible…

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Lost Your License in Ohio Due to Debt? A New State Bill Might Fix That

A Marshall Project – Cleveland and News 5 report helped spark a bipartisan bill to end spiraling financial strain on hundreds of thousands of drivers. December 21, 2023 By Mark Puente, The Marshall Project and Tara Morgan, News 5 Cleveland This article was published in partnership with News 5 Cleveland. Read the full article at The Marshall…

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