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Applications for the 6th cohort of Welcome to Cleveland coming soon!

Are you new to Cleveland? The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is seeking newcomers, transplants, and boomerangers, ages 21-45, to join the sixth 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 is focused on networking and getting to know your fellow cohort members. The Club believes that networking 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 the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in downtown Cleveland where everyone will meet and get introduced. All program participants have access to a private chat where participants can connect during the four-month program. The program features several fun events including a cocktail making class, neighborhood scavenger hunt, cooking class, happy hour and more. Each event is focused around having fun so that it is easier to form bonds and make friends with the members of your cohort. 

April 6 - 10:00 am - Program kick off! Join us for brunch to meet your fellow cohort members. 

April 11 - 6:00pm - Join us for pizza and happy hour at Saucy Brew Works.

April 23 - 6:00pm –Join us at Western Reserve Distillery for a cocktail-making class.  (Heavy appetizers provided) 

May 15 - 6:30pm – Global Gourmet Cooking Class -Learn how to make authentic items such as homemade steamed Asian dumplings, how to fold, fill, and boil your own Pierogis, & create perfect baklava just to name a few! All while enjoying some local beer and cocktails. Our inspiration for the cooking class is Cleveland’s very own ethnic neighborhoods including Little Italy, Asia Town, and a spotlight on our many Greek Festivals and Polish neighborhoods. Come join us for a cooking class celebrating Cleveland’s offerings of delicious global eats!

June 4  - 6:00pm Team up in small groups to complete a scavenger hunt in Ohio City. Then join us on the patio at INTRO apartments for dinner. Afterward, we will head up to the rooftop for one of the best views in all of Cleveland.

Registration is required! Applications will be open until April 5.

**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: $120 or four payments of $35

Register HERE

For questions about this program please email programdirector@cleveland2030.org 

"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!

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

Click HERE to meeting the fourth cohort of Welcome to Cleveland!

Click HERE to meeting the fifth cohort of Welcome to Cleveland.