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Applications are now open for the 3rd class of Welcome to Cleveland!

Are you new to Cleveland? The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is seeking newcomers, transplants, and boomerangers, ages 21-45, to join the third cohort of Welcome to Cleveland. If you moved here anytime in the last two years and are looking to learn more about Cleveland and meet new friends, we'd love to have you. 

"Welcome to Cleveland" is a four-month program designed to help young professionals fall in love with the city. Each event will represent one of the 20/30 Club’s Pillars: Education, Social, Networking, and Philanthropy. The Club believes that each pillar is an important aspect for helping young professionals build and develop their careers. The program will help young professionals get established in Cleveland by meeting local leaders, learning about volunteer opportunities, and making meaningful friendships and business connections.

The program begins with a welcome brunch at Adega where everyone will meet and get introduced. All program participants have access to a private Facebook messenger chat where participants can connect during the four-month program. The program features four structured and professional events and 2-4 fun and casual events. 

Program Event Highlights:

August 13, 11:00am -Program kick-off: Meet your fellow classmates - Brunch at Adega

September 1, 5:30pm - Social: Visit a cool new venue in Cleveland.

September 23, 6:00pm - Live Music! Join us for a Friday roof top happy hour with live music.

October 11, 6:00pm - Education: Participate in a walking tour of a local neighborhood or tour a local museum.

November 15, 6:30pm - Networking: Sit down for dinner with a CEO in the community.

December 8, 5:30pm - Philanthropy: Learn about a local non-profit.

**Additional events may be added.  You are not required to attend all of the events, but we encourage you to attend as many as possible to receive the most benefit from the program. 

Cost: $100 or $25 per a month billed for four month

For questions about this program please email presidentemeritus@cleveland.org

Register HERE to register!

"I really enjoyed the program, and once I met everyone in the cohort, it made attending other Club events easier. I always saw familiar faces when I otherwise would have been overwhelmed by attending my first event and not knowing anyone. The kick-off brunch was so much fun. We played a dozen ice breaker games to ensure we got to know everyone to learn about our common interests. You could hear our laughter from down the hall. The program is excellent and Melinda, the program manager, is awesome. I loved the Facebook group chat because it gave us a closer sense of community and allowed us to keep in touch throughout the four months so we could organize last minute meetups. I can't stop raving to my friends and family how awesome this entire club is!" - Katriina Floderus, Cohort Two 

"Last year, I returned to Cleveland after living in Nashville for four years. As an entrepreneur, I was looking for a way to surround myself with like-minded people who would allow me to challenge myself while also allowing me to experience more of the city that I grew up in. That's when I found the 20/30 Club. Through the club, I have met some amazing people and had some great experiences. I've only been a part of the 20/30 Club for six months, but have already had so many great things come of my membership. I am looking forward to being a part of the club over the years to come and would recommend joining to anyone who is interested in meeting new people and experiencing parts of Cleveland that they haven't before." - Mitch Schoenman, Cohort Two

Click HERE to meet the first cohort of Welcome to Cleveland!

Click HERE to meet the second cohort of Welcome to Cleveland!