Youth Opportunities Unlimited

$91,389

WorkConnect

This program addresses the workforce preparation needs of Opportunity Youth (young adults 18-24 who are not in school or working) by providing the resources necessary to begin a career in an in-demand industry sector of their choice. These resources include individualized case management, soft skill training, career pathway credential training, paid work experiences, job placement and a minimum of one year of follow-up services once placed.


Vocational Guidance Services

$100,711

Vocational Rehabilitation Training, Placement & Retention Services

This program is designed to help Cuyahoga County residents with disabilities reduce their employment obstacles, gain competencies they need to achieve their employment goals and gain greater self-sufficiency through working. Clients participate in one or more of the program’s vocational preparation services and the program’s specialized placement services.


US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

$40,809

Refugee Career Pathways

This program provides refugees and other new Americans the means to secure professional or skilled employment. Through the provision of culturally and linguistically inclusive services, Refugee Career Pathways works to equip clients from a range of employment backgrounds with the knowledge and tools to succeed in their chosen career paths, thus paving the way for long-term financial stability.


United Labor Agency

$36,421

Workforce Services

This program targets dislocated workers, disadvantaged adult workers and youth participants and assists them in finding employment. Program staff assess jobseekers’ current skills, determine if vocational training is necessary and suitable, and match them with current job openings.


United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Cleveland

$80,587

OakLeaf Partners Employment Program

This program enhances the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities that are experiencing significant barriers to employment. Programs provide career exploration, skill development, job readiness and job-placement activities that are highly individualized to ensure long-term employment success, with a focus on placing individuals in the least-restrictive work environment possible.


Towards Employment

$122,712

Career Pathways: Connecting People to Careers

This program addresses complex issues and barriers that keep people from retaining employment and advancing in their career. Using a holistic approach, Towards Employment looks at each person and their individual situation and challenges to move them along specific steps on their career pathway.


Spanish American Committee

$53,130

Families First Program

This program takes a comprehensive approach to adult education, job training, placement, and retention by fully supporting individuals struggling with chronic under- or unemployment, lack of education or issues surrounding the English language as barrier to employment. As a part of this unique family-strengthening program, clients have access to a wide range of vital wraparound services designed to foster a pathway to self-sufficiency and support them on their journey to sustainable employment.


Passages Inc.

$58,173

Building Futures – Jobs for Dads and Moms

This programming is designed to strengthen families and foster parental stability. Passages offers families the best opportunity to develop and maintain meaningful relationships that improve the future of both parent and child. This is accomplished through workforce development efforts and job placement assistance; parenting/life skills training; coaching/relationship building efforts; as well as appropriate support services,


NewBridge Cleveland

$71,682

NewBridge Adult Program

These workforce training programs are focused on helping vulnerable, underserved and difficult-to-employ populations, including Opportunity Youth and students who are reentering society after prison. The program provides students with the necessary training, practical experience and support to be placed into full-time employment at good starting wages, with full benefits and opportunities for career advancement.


May Dugan Center

$20,417

Workforce Development and Preparation through the ERC

This trauma-informed workforce development support and retention program serves vulnerable job seekers. The program helps find employment opportunities in supportive environments that are conducive to continuing recovery, building autonomy and retaining employment.