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About Us

Our Mission and A Message to the Community

From 2009 to 2020 (CDPS) Career Development and Placement Strategies, Inc. achieved some important milestones. We entered into key partnerships that provided a platform for economic development for our target client base, as well as the organization. We established a Social Enterprise (Expert Reclaim, Inc.) that continues to show improvement in the area of job creation and sustainability. We were spotlighted in a conference in Dallas, Texas to demonstrate our success in developing and implementing the aforementioned model.


The purpose and mission is to empower as many unemployed and under-employed citizens from neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio. Engaging citizens in a social-impact movement allowed the delivery of sustainable economic solutions in partnership with local government offices and other community based organizations.

In 2019, CDPS Inc. opened a new location in Akron, OH and expects to train and transition more than 1,000 individuals from neighborhoods from the Greater Cleveland and Greater Akron areas to a path of employment and self-sufficiency. We are now poised to extend our professional staff development and training in the area of effective communication and human Interaction to the corporate community. In collaboration with our partnering organizations, we are going to make significant impacts on economic disparities and career growth in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

On behalf of CDPS/Expert Reclaim. we want to thank our many supporters for their continued commitment and dedication to serving our clients. We are confident that through working together, we will continue to deliver value for our clients and communities. We look forward to many years to come.

Thank you!

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Maurice Stevens, President
Board of Directors
Maurice Stevens
Ron Jones
Board Chair
Dorothea Santiago
Board Secretary
Michael Fordham
Committee Chair
Tommy Farmer
Committee Chair

We believe everyone can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.


To provide workforce and personal development training with the purpose of enhancing one's personal management skills, while promoting economic stability and self-sufficiency.



To improve equality of life by igniting one of the largest economically disadvantaged-led movements for social responsibility.

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