Ways to Give


Each year, Towards Employment helps over 2000 people to connect to careers in our community by serving as support for people looking to find good jobs.

Your generosity provides training and support for individuals to get a job that can lead to a long-term career. Job stability can be transformative for participants and their families — with your help, we can strengthen Greater Cleveland families and our community.

Why support Towards Employment

TE offers training and certification courses covering foundational job skills, digital and financial literacy, and industry certifications. TE provides access to a network of more than 300 employment partners in numerous industries. We also offer complimentary resources including transportation passes, professional clothing, and other supportive services.

Donate today to help us continue to support Clevelanders struggling to make ends meet with career services and robust wraparound supports adapted to this current environment.

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Make a difference in the life of a TE participant by:

Call or Mail a Check

Call Adaora Schmiedl at (216) 696-7310

Mail Checks to:

Towards Employment
Attn: Adaora Schmiedl
P.O. Box 6687
Cleveland, OH 44101

Make a Donation Online

Donate easily, safely, and securely using our online form. You can even choose how you want your donation to make a difference!

Employer Match

Multiply your gift through your employer's Matching Gifts Program! Reach out to your HR team to ask how you can make a matching gift.

Share Your Gifts

Stay connected with TE through our newsletter to learn about fundraising events and other philanthropic opportunities! Have another idea about how you would like to give to TE? Connect with us to let us know your ideas!


Richard Jackson

"I feel like without Towards Employment I would not be on the path that I’m on. I love my job."

Read more of Richard's story ►

Tiara Colbert

"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."

Read more of Tiara's story ►

Volunteers with the ACE program provide a building demonstration for students at Lincoln West High School.


Help TE connect people to careers by volunteering! Become part of the TE team and directly assist in various parts of our organization either in-person, or virtually.

Volunteering Opportunities

Mock Interviewing

Social Media Ambassadors

Step-Up Graduation Cheerleaders

Community Clean-Up Assistance

Civic Engagement & Advocacy

Event Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering Opportunities

Towards Employment partners with many different local organizations to provide volunteering opportunities for their staff. Talk to us about group volunteer opportunities for your organization or business!

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TE Events

Outreach & Community Event Calendar


Towards Employment Young Professionals

We welcome all young professionals to get involved!

Towards Employment Young Professionals (TEYP) brings young professionals together to increase awareness and understanding of TE’s mission in the community and to build support for the organization. TEYP members actively participate in building community, networking, fundraising, and volunteer activities.

Leadership & Board Opportunities

Grow, and exercise your leadership skills by planning fundraising activities and events with the opportunity to become a TEYP Board Member. TEYP is a great opportunity to further your career path, or add value to your resume.


TEYP Bocce to Knock Down Barriers

TEYP hosted their 2nd annual Bocce to Knock Down Barriers tournament and fundraising event on July 29th, 2022 to raise funds towards the TE mission!

Several teams battled it out at Alta House located in Little Italy, Cleveland to become the Bocce champions! The 2022 tournament winner was "Bocce Balboa" with second place taken by team "Double Sugar".

The evening was filled with good food, laughter, and friendly competition! TEYP is looking forward to next year's Bocce fundraiser. Thank you to our sponsors, and everyone who participated!

Thank you to our 2022 Boccee Tournament Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2022 Food & Beverage Sponsors!

Partner with TE

Grow Cleveland workforce together with Towards Employment. Help improve racial equity inclusion in workforce and sow the benefits not just within your organization or business, but also in your community.


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Donate today and become a Towards Employment advocate for bringing equity to workforce.