Get Involved


We are continuing to connect participants and graduates to resources and supportive services. Just as our workshop has gone virtual, so have our volunteer opportunities! 

Current opportunities include: mock interviewing, social media ambassadors, tech buddies, step up cheerleaders, outreach ambassadors, resume developers, YRC Case Manager Assistant, and civic engagement & advocacy volunteers! We can also host corporate and other groups for done in a day projects.


Learn more here.

If you have questions, contact Jenn Angelo at


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. Learn more about TEYP here.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jenn Angelo at

Alumni Network

The TE Alumni Network unites Toward Employment graduates who are working in many different Cleveland industries and businesses. TE Alumni Network aspires to be a TE home - with members who keep coming back for professional benefits, connections, and varied resources.

To learn more about joining the alumni network, contact Ronnie Cannon at


2021 Annual Event

Toward Employment celebrated their 16th annual event, A Chance To Advance, on September 10th 2021 at Music Box Supper Club! The event included a concert by a local CLE band: Blue Lunch, drawing of the Chance to Dream Raffle, and the Take A Chance on CLE silent auction. This was Toward Employment's first hybrid experience where guests attended both in person and virtually! Click the button below to view videos and photos from this event.

2020 Annual Event

2020 was a difficult year for many. COVID  cases spiked, businesses continued to shut their doors, and the unemployment rate kept climbing, but we KNEW we had to find a way to fundraise.

And then, an idea was born...TE's Got Talent, our first-ever virtual event! While we couldn't gather as a whole, people were able to join from the safety of their homes. Our donors, volunteers, staff, and friends really showed up to support Cleveland's workforce talent when it meant the most.

2019 Annual Event

Every year, Towards Employment helps over 2,000 people get in the game with a personal career pathway – a game plan to prepare for a job, get a job, keep a job, and advance into a career.

On Friday, September 20, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown, we highlighted Clevelanders who got in the game – those who found long-term employment with opportunities to advance.