Aramark & Promise Work Together to Promote Job Success in Central

To help residents in the Central Neighborhood in their efforts to find or improve their employment, Aramark and Cleveland-area organizations are coming together on Thursday at the Friendly Inn, 2386 Unwin Road.

More than 30 local volunteers from Aramark, the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, will facilitate the event. Pre-registered participants will have access to job-readiness workshops, computer instruction, healthy-for-life cooking and career information, as well as a job fair.

The job fair, which runs 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday – concurrent with the workshops – is open to all.

The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is a community partner of the event. Other organizations involved include: Caresource, Jobs Plus, Oriana House, Burger King, Ohio Means Jobs, Cuyahoga Community College, Fairfax Renaissance Development, Towards Employment, Minute Men, First Choice Career Center, Ohio Guidestone, PNC Connections, Dress for Success, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, and the Friendly Inn.

“Aramark Building Community Day is part of our year-round dedication to our mission of enriching and nourishing the lives of those who live and work in our communities,” said Art Boehm, Aramark District Manager for K-12 accounts in Ohio. “Here in Cleveland, through the Promise Neighborhood, the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Friendly Inn and others, ABC Day is bringing our mission to life, leveraging the skills and service ethic of our diverse workforce. We hope this will help to empower families in Cleveland to lead healthier lives and succeed.”

Today’s event is part of Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s annual global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands of employees are empowering youth and adults to obtain valuable job skills inspiring families to lead healthier lives.

“Securing quality employment is essential for Cleveland Central families and our community overall,” said Lowell Perry Jr., director of Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. “We are pleased Aramark employees are helping us extend support to the residents to help them expand their workforce-related resources, education, and potential jobs.”

The effort is an extension of Aramark Building Community, the company’s year-round global volunteer and philanthropic program dedicated to improving family health and helping people succeed in the workforce. Since 2008, Aramark has invested more than $9 million in volunteer expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities. More than 30,000 employees have dedicated their skills through hundreds of volunteer projects impacting over four million people.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 21 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood

Inspired by the renowned Harlem’s Children’s Zone, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood works to transform the educational and developmental outcomes of Central Neighborhood’s children, closing gaps in achievement and creating cradle-to-career supports for all youth. The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead convener of the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, which brings together many partners, including philanthropy, residents, community service providers and schools. The community-based Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board provides strategic direction with substantive input and guidance for the entire project. More information about the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood is at