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June 9, 2017

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Zoltan’s Salad Special

Zoltan, who started at EDWINS in January and is preparing for graduation on July 19, came up with an incredible salad special that guests were raving about.


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June 7, 2017

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Alumni Accolades

Help us celebrate the successes our grads are enjoying! Well done, Harrison ’15, Andre ’16 and Ryan ’17.


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June 4, 2017

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Celebrate Your Buckeye-Shaker Stories July 8

Thank you to all who participated in the June 3 Who we are, Where we live: Buckeye-Shaker Pop-up event on EDWINS patio. Cindy Washabaugh, Program Founder and Director, is looking forward to taking your stones “on the road” to the Who we are Final Reading and Celebration at Loganberry Books on Saturday, July 8, from […]


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June 2, 2017

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Dancing and Advancing – A Snapshot of EDWINS Community Outreach Coordinator, Derrick Speights

Chances are if you’ve attended an EDWINS event, you’ve had the pleasure to meet Derrick Speights, our Community Outreach Coordinator.


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June 1, 2017

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Volunteers are ‘Key’!

We were so happy to welcome employees of KeyBank to EDWINS as part of Neighbors Make the Difference Day.


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May 30, 2017

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Be Part of the Buckeye-Shaker Story

What’s your ‘three-word story’?


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May 17, 2017

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By the Book: A Thank You to Our EDWINS Culinary Library Volunteers

Our most successful graduates are those who continue reading and learning after class has ended, which is why we created the EDWINS culinary library at the Second Chance Life Skills Center.


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May 4, 2017

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Monday Motivation: Angela’s Keeping It Hot

There’s nothing we love to talk about more than the accomplishments of our graduates. Angela Sharpley ’16 was featured as part of In the Company of Women.


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April 28, 2017

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April Showers Bring … Volunteer Opportunities

We have several volunteer opportunities to offer – and we encourage you to share them with your communities at work, school and church.


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April 24, 2017

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Re-Entry Business Summit Recap

More than 250 registrants proved that businesses and individuals in northeast Ohio are ready and willing to participate in re-entry.


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April 17, 2017

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Re-Entry Business Summit Spotlight: Todd Ishee

With our Re-Entry Business Summit just days away, we would like to spotlight the speakers that you will have the opportunity to hear from.


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April 10, 2017

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What’s Darwin Doing?

Darwin Dickerson, March ’17, shows us yet another use for culinary firepower.


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April 7, 2017

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Meet Edward Kraus, a Re-Entry Thought Leader

The Re-Entry Business Summit kicks off the Department of Justice’s National Re-Entry Week locally on April 21. Haven’t secured your tickets? There’s still time – as well as to familiarize yourself with our panel of thought leaders. This week, meet Summit speaker, Edward Kraus:


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April 4, 2017

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Alumni Accolades

Join us in celebrating recent accomplishments for EDWINS graduates Tiyo ’14, Rich ’15, Kathleen ’16, Chaka ’16 and Jerome ’16.


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April 3, 2017

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Legal Professionals, Love EDWINS and Need CLE?

Of special note this year, the Re-Entry Business Summit will offer several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.


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March 30, 2017

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How Our Garden Grows

Filmmaker Brad Masi created a documentary featuring several of Cleveland’s community gardens and their cultivators, including EDWINS’ own Chef de Cuisine, Chris Terry.


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March 26, 2017

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Congrats, CATS! Our 2017 Back in the Game B-Ball Champs

CATS may be the champs, but our sponsors and supporters for the EDWINS Back in the Game Basketball Tournament are the real winners in our book.


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