The Cleveland Browns donate $75,000 to Towards Employment as part of their 10 Days of Giving in December. (Dec 7)
Bloom turned two! Thanks for your coverage Channel 19 (April 19), Cleveland Jewish News (May 2), and Channel 5.
WKYC visited Bloom to find out more about Bloom’s wholesale expansion including into University Hospital’s cafeteria (March 31).
We are a proud partner in the reopening of the Bedford Heights Jail as a comprehensive re-entry programming center (April 5).
Towards Employment sat down with WKYC to discuss the Inaugural Reentry Week (April 20).
Freshwater Cleveland highlights the benefits of Reentry Week (April 26).
Find Bloom out and about this summer. We’re excited to be a part of Cleveland’s summer festivals: Cleveland Flea, Night Market Cleveland, Tri-C Cleveland Eats and the Inaugural Cleveland Metroparks’s Taste on the Lake.
Sweet Treats & Second Chances Bloom campaign was featured in Crain’s Cleveland & Fresh Water Cleveland.


Smells like Christmas spirit: The holiday shop at Bloom Bakery is in full bloom. Fresh Water Cleveland, December 13, 2017.

Jill Rizika featured in Crain’s Cleveland Source Lunch. November 19, 2017

Possible U: Matching perfect employees with perfect jobs : WKYC, October 2017.

Towards Employment’s Executive Director, Jill Rizika was part of a Roundtable visit with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.  Crain’s Cleveland, September 2017.

Towards Employment staff member Melanie Green shared information about the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Young Adult Sector Showcase. WKYC, September 2017.

TE on We the People. WKYC.com, July 2017.

SIF Builds: Financial Stability for Families. Corporation for National and Community Service, July 2017.

TE is named a Top Workplace. Cleveland.com, June 2017.

Millennial values redefining companies: Top Workplaces 2017 . Cleveland.com, June 2017.

2017 Twenty in their 20’s; Bishara Addison. Crain’s Cleveland, June 2017.

Manufacturing Success. WKYC.com, May 2017.

Step Up to UH. WKYC.com, April 2017.

Cleveland job seekers find second chances and new careers. WKYC.com, April 2017.

In Full Bloom. Edible Cleveland, April 2017.

Finding a better way to move from jobs to careers. (audio & text) WCPN Ideastream, March 2017.

Finding a better way to move from jobs to careers. (video) WVIX, Ideastream, March 2017.

Worker-owned green city Growers is on the path to profits while giving refugees and ex-cons gainful employment. Cleveland Scene, March 2017.

Donald Trump’s budget could harm job training in Cleveland area.  Cleveland.com. February 2017.

Logan Fahey of Bloom Bakery on Cleveland Connection with Michelle O’Dell on 92.3 the Fan , February 2017.

Locked Up then Locked out. Criminal records are keeping millions of men out of the workforce — and it’s hurting the economy. Vice News, January 2017

The greater picture of what greater Cleveland can be. Cleveland.com, January 2017.



WorkAdvance puts low-wage workers on the path to higher pay. Cleveland.com, December 2016

Bloom Bakery employees creating new mural at Public Square location. Cleveland Scene, December 2016.

Bloom Bakery head baker featured in WKYC’s “This City Works.” Channel 3 WKTC, December 2016.

Bloom Bakery’s Gingerbread Cookie (recipe.) Cleveland.com, December 2016.

Mural to bloom at Public Square bakery. Freshwater Cleveland, December 2016.

TE and reentry in 2016. Reentry Review (Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry), December 2016.

Pilot program helps job seekers land and keep employment. Crain’s Cleveland, December 2016.

Step Up to University Hospitals Case Study: Democracy Collaborative, Inclusive, Local Hiring: Hospital Toolkit Democracy Collaborative, November 2016.

Cuyahoga County working on career pathways. Crain’s Cleveland, November 2016.

CEA, major contractors and the community continue to support local resident hiring. Construction Employers Association (Newsletter), September 2016.

Innovative job program helps community members Step Up. Fresh Water Cleveland, September 2016.

Scenes from a strange and surreal convention. Crain’s Cleveland, July 2016.

The RNC’s spending footprint may be been pretty small. Ideastream, July 2016.

The RNC day four. City Paper (Baltimore), July 2016.

Cleveland retailers tempt visiting Republicans with unique souvenirs: RNC 2016. Cleveland.com, July 2016.

46 things to do in Cleveland during the GOP convention. The New York Times, July 2016

Bloom Bakery will be open 24 hours during RNC. Scene Magazine, July 2016.

Low-wage workers gain big benefits from job training. Crain’s Cleveland, July 2016.

Job training works. So why not do more? The New York Times, July 2016.

More jobs, less youth violence, data and experts say: Pathways to Peace. Cleveland.com, June 2016.

Voices of fighting joblessness and youth violence: Pathways to Peace. Cleveland.com, June 2016.

Celebrating the area’s top executives. Smart Business, June 2016.

Baking croissants and baguettes and creating a path our of poverty. WKSU, May 2016.

Second Bloom Bakery opens in Campus District. Cleveland Jewish News, May 2016.

Talent NEO can help companies find hidden talent. Crain’s Cleveland, May 2016.

Job for ex-offenders part of the focus of National Reentry Week. Cleveland.com, April 2016.

Now Open: Bloom Artisan Cafe & Bakery. Cleveland Scene, April 2016.

TE connects undeserved to jobs. Community Leader, April 2016.

Bloom Bakery on New Day Cleveland. Fox 8 News, April 2016.

Welcome to Bloom Bakery. City of Cleveland Economic Development Newsletter, April 2016.

Bakery Ventures Bloom in Northeast Ohio.  Edible Cleveland, March 2016

Bloom Bakery is a sweet addition to Cleveland. Cleveland Unleashed Blog,  March 2016.

Dominion East Ohio gives $11,000  to community. PR Newswire, March 2016.

Bloom Bakery opens on Public Square. Fresh Water Cleveland, March 2016

Bloom Bakery is open for business. Cleveland Scene, March 2016

TE executive director Jill Rizika on “The Sound of Ideas.”  WCPN, March 2016

Bloom Bakery gives reentering citizens a chance to blossom. WKYC, March 2016

Bloom Bakery-great people doing great things. Clefoodies.com, March 2016

WKYC feature on overcoming blemishes on your resume.  WKYC, February 2016

Casey Foundation grant will help young adults. Fresh Water Cleveland, January 2016