Meet our interns: Colin

Colin Lang School: Xavier University Field of Study: History and Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Year of study: Junior Hometown: Westlake, OH Why were you interested in interning at TE? I found out TE’s goal and mission from my brother who interned here previously.  Then I did my own research and realized that I was…

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Introducing Christine.

Christine Wille is the new general manager of Bloom Bakery. Coming on board in May 2017, she is excited to be part of this growing bakery and is intrigued and enthralled by the mission. She loves the idea of being a part of the Bloom and Towards Employment team. Christine has an extensive background in…

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TE in 2017; State of the Organization

By Brian Lamb President, Towards Employment Board of Directors (Excerpts from the Feb 23 State of the Organization presented  to TE staff) In 2016 we celebrated four decades, and I can truly say we look great for 40!  Towards Employment is on the rise: in 2016, 560 people were placed in good jobs (it was…

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Continuing our Momentum

By Logan Fahey, Bloom Bakery General Manager 2016 was a tremendous year for Cleveland and for Bloom Bakery. Our city celebrated the Cavs’ big victory and a near-win for the Indians in the World Series, as well as the honor of hosting the Republican National Convention and record statewide economic growth. Meanwhile, after a hugely…

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The impact of career pathways

By Connor Lang, TE summer intern and Senior at Xavier University This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Towards Employment (TE). It was an awesome experience and I learned a lot about the work TE is doing in Greater Cleveland. Working at TE helped me realize how important workforce training and advancement are…

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Cleveland: The new hub for social entrepreneurship.

By Logan Fahey, General Manager of Bloom Bakery  As the national spotlight continues to shine on Cleveland with the Cavs’ big win, the impending Republican National Convention  and the billions of dollars being invested in the area, now is a great time to showcase the “social enterprise” trend that is also growing in Cleveland. Social…

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Baking up success

          By Steve Foglio. Steve is a Prerelease Job Readiness Workshop Facilitator. Thursday evening, 6:10 pm, the prison doors latch shut behind me as I make my way past the security checkpoint and across the prison yard. This could only mean one thing. It’s my workshop night at the Northeast Reintegration…

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Looking back on national reentry week

          By Bishara Addison.  Bishara is the Senior Manager of Policy and Strategic Initiatives at Towards Employment. One of my favorite blogs to read are the ones written by Mansfield Frazier, who writes for Cool Cleveland. In April,  he shared an article about a training that we both went to from the…

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