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Casey Foundation Grant Will Help Young Adults Develop Skills, Find Meaningful Jobs

By Karin Connelly, Fresh Water 

Towards Employment, the non-profit organization that helps low-income people find jobs through training and job readiness programs, recently announced that Cleveland is one of five cities to receive part of a $6 million grant over a four year period from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The focus will be on helping young adults, age 18 to 29, develop employable skills, build careers and find jobs.

Towards Employment is the lead organization in a collaborative effort on the jobs front. Other organizations include Cuyahoga County; the local OhioMeansJobsand the local Fund for Our Economic Future. The program, which is just in the planning stages now, will be called Generation Work and will be a part of the pilot program TalentNEO.

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