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Welcome to Cleveland

  • 08/13/2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 2017 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

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 Apply now to be part of the 3rd cohort of Welcome to Cleveland

Are you new to Cleveland? The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is seeking newcomers, transplants, and boomerangers, ages 25-45, to join the third class 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. 

Registration is required! 

  • 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, 6:00pmEducation: 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.

Applications will be open until August 6.

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

**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. 

For questions about this program please email presidentemeritus@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 and learned 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 

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

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

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