Posts by Virginia Houston

AJC Cleveland Presents its 2018 Isaiah Award for Human Relations to Towards Employment

Download the release: AJC – Isaiah Award Press Release Cleveland, OH – AJC Cleveland will present its 2018 Isaiah Award for Human Relations to Towards Employment at a special breakfast program, Tuesday, December 4th, 7:45 AM, at Cuyahoga Community College’s Jerry Sue Thornton Center. The program will include a discussion, “Building Bridges, Strengthening Community” with Dr. Akram…

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Key Bank Invests $1M in Towards Employment

KEY BANK INVESTS $1M IN TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT’S WORK TO CONNECT MORE PEOPLE TO CAREERS Towards Employment will graduate 1700 people from full career pathway model over three years Download the release Cleveland – The KeyBank Foundation has pledged $1 million dollars to grow Towards Employment’s work in connecting people to careers. Over three years, KeyBank’s support…

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Toast to Cleveland Chefs

Download release ToasttoCLEChefs. BLOOM BAKERY RELEASES FOUR NOT-TO-BE-MISSED CULINARY EXPERIENCES Attend a private dinner with a Food Network’s Chopped champion; tour a local winery; get an insider preview of a new Akron eatery; or go fishing with a chef! September 5, 2018 – CLEVELAND – Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, is auctioning three…

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Making Sense of Skills Based Hiring

Grace Heffernan Everywhere I turn it seems like people are talking about the changing nature of work.  In fact, just last month as a part of In Demand Jobs Week, OMJ ClevelandICuyahoga County hosted Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to discuss the very topic.  And while the discussion was varied, covering everything from robots and…

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Connecting to a Career. Extraordinary.

This February, The Fund for Our Economic Future, a Northeast Ohio regional alliance of funders, published Two Tomorrows and asked us all to make a choice for our future. Do we want it to be just average … or extraordinary? Choosing extraordinary means committing to a vision and an agenda to “build a continuously regenerating economy…

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Summer of Bloom – Find us at Cleveland's Markets and Festivals

FIND BLOOM BAKERY AT CLEVELAND’S MARKETS & EVENTS THIS SUMMER Bloom is participating in the Cleveland Flea, Night Market Cleveland, Tri-C Cleveland Eats and Inaugural Cleveland Metroparks Taste on the Lake  May 22, 2018 – CLEVELAND- Bloom Bakery, a social venture of Towards Employment, is setting up shop at the Cleveland Flea, Night Market Cleveland, Cleveland…

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Since I first sat in the rooms of Towards Employment, I knew that this was going to be the life changing experience that it has become over such a short period of time. Right from the start the facilitators have showed me everything that there is to know about the application process, the interview process…

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If I had not attended the Towards Employment workshop, my life would be incredibly different. I’m not saying that it would be bad – but you helped me open up my eyes to what I could be, what I could do, and in a way I never thought possible. You guys took an ex-offender and…

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