October 2018: CEOGC Enjoys Success at the Year's Final Community Job Fair 

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) held its annual community job & career fair featuring a partnership with the  Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland . The fair was hosted at the BGCGC site in Slavic Village, a new venue for the community event. 

"The need in this community is great, so we targeted it purposefully," said job development specialist, Matthew Anderson. "We connected with the city councilman of this ward, Tony Bracatelli, and we were informed of the income level so it made sense to get out in this community and help people get jobs."

Over 15 different companies were represented at the fair providing many opportunities for job seekers. Multiple attendees left the fair with more than two scheduled interviews.

Enroll Your Child in Head Start!
Enrollment is still open for the 2018-19 preschool year. Spots fill quickly, so it's best to enroll early! Once full enrollment has been reached at a center, a waiting list is started.

- To begin enrollment right now online, click here.
- To talk with a staff member about enrolling, call (216) 589-9922.
- To see a list of centers and call to check availability.

Studies show that a child's first 2,000 days of life are the most formative. Preschool offers the chance for children to develop their social and academic skills in a safe, informative environment. Research shows kids who attend preschool have a greater chance for long-term success in life. The Council for Economic Opportunities offers high-quality preschool education to income-eligible families in Cuyahoga County.
- To learn more about the Council's high-quality Head Start program (3-5 years old), click here
- To get more information about Early Head Start (birth-3 years) click here.
- To see a complete listing of our four-and-five star locations, click here.
Staff Spotlight:
Jasmine Alexander

The definition of perseverance is to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.  The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland's very own Jasmine Alexander personifies every ounce of what it means to persevere.

Alexander is one of the many faces here at CEOGC that constantly features a bright and uplifting smile. 

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Let's Be Friends!

The Council for Economic Opportunities has a NEW Facebook page that is updated daily! Find out what's going on at our sites, centers and around the agency. Follow the button below to find our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, too!

The Council for Economic Opportunities offers personal and professional development workshops each month to help income-eligible Cleveland residents learn new skills, become better job candidates and hopefully get the job they've been hoping for. Workshops are held at our three Neighborhood Opportunity Centers. For a list of our centers, click here
Click the links below for the times and locations of the upcoming workshop offerings:
The Job Readiness workshop covers such topics as human relations in the workplace, interviewing skills and resume and cover letter writing.

To register, please contact Kayla Morales at (216) 651-5188 ext. #2.

There are jobs out in the workforce, it's a matter of matching potential job candidates with available jobs. The Council for Economic Opportunities' job placement coaches will work with you in one-on-one sessions to teach how to look for the right job.

To register, please contact Kayla Morales at (216) 651-5188 ext. #2.

CEOGC is partnering with the City of Cleveland & Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI) for a community resource fair. The event is free and open to the public.

Job Board
Are you unemployed? Underemployed? Do you know someone who is? We're here to help! The Council reaches out to local companies in the hospitality, medical, government, education, and manufacturing industries to compile a weekly list of available jobs in Greater Cleveland.

Winter's Journey: "From the Classroom to The Runway" 

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland takes pride in educating each of its  Head Start  students. The lessons learned in the classrooms go much further than arithmetic and literature - each student has the opportunity to discover their likes and dislikes through social and emotional learning alongside classmates.

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Students at CEOGC's William Patrick Day Early Learning Center took part in a pumpkin decorating contest to celebrate the Fall season! Here's a look at some of their final masterpieces! 
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