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The Higley Fund, a supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation, awarded a $10,000 grant to New Avenues in support of the Career Transition Liaison Project.
 
This project, a collaborative effort between New Avenues and Giant Eagle, Inc., transitions people with disabilities and special needs into the Northeast Ohio workforce. The Career Transition Liaison, funded through a generous grant from The Giant Eagle Foundation, assists men and women with disabilities who seek employment with Giant Eagle.
 
Each new employee hired by Giant Eagle is evaluated to determine whether or not they need a job coach to provide on-the-job training and help them adjust to the work environment.
 
The Higley Fund grant award will be used to fund job coaches when needed. We greatly appreciate the Higley Fund’s generosity and commitment to employment for people with disabilities.