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Personal View: As need grows, it is crucial to address underlying causes of hunger


August 28, 2023 05:50 AM Written by Riddi Kline and Kristin Warzocha. View the full article on Crain’s. In a recent study released by the Ohio Association of Food Banks, 68% of Ohioans had to choose between food and transportation, and 66% had to choose between food and utilities. Photo courtesy of Bloomberg. Food insecurity…

Real-Time Takes: Second Sentence

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Real-Time Takes A Policy Blogcast The Second Sentence Interview with Tammy McCrimon & Renee Ditchburn July 7, 2023 Interview by Brian Balogh A recent New York Times article delved into a devastating fact: over 60 percent of those leaving prison in the United States are unemployed a year later.  While prejudice against returning citizens is…

Clevelanders tell their criminal justice system stories, live with jazz artist Dominick Farinacci


By Mandy Kraynak Published June 28, 2023 Read the full article at The Land Gregory Reaves performing for Modern Warrior on June 17. (Photo courtesy of Towards Employment) Gregory Reaves says he gets a bit nervous before performing, whether he’s DJing a backyard party or doing open mic poetry. But he didn’t feel his usual…

Real-Time Takes: Job Quality


Real-time Takes A Policy Blogcast Job Quality Interview with Brenden Wyatt & Dondreya Allen June 1, 2023 Interview by Brian Balogh When I ask my kids if they like their job, the first thing they mention is how much it pays – or does not pay.  But whatever the pay scale and fringe benefits, the…

Innovative Partnership Brings Challenges, Triump and Healing Moments to Cleveland stage on June 17 with Work & Reentry Experience


For Immediate Release Media Contact:  Adaora Schmiedl, 216-696-7310,   Innovative Partnership Brings Challenges, Triumph and Healing Moments to Cleveland stage on June 17 with Work & Reentry Experience   June 2, 2023 – CLEVELAND – Dominick Farinacci, international jazz artist, Cleveland native and co-creator of Modern Warrior LIVE, is partnering with Towards Employment to create a…

Closing Northeast Ohio’s racial wealth gap is a social, moral and economic endeavor

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Article by Rachel Abbey McCafferty Published April 10, 2023 10:00am Read the full article on Crain’s Cleveland Business Much has changed since the 1960s, politically, socially, economically. Think the cost of housing, cars, eggs. Think the jobs that exist today that didn’t then, the style of clothes we wear to do them, the music we…

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