On a Mission to Eliminate Poverty

We are a non-profit agency that provides FREE, lifetime career coaching and support services, from crafting a resume and applying for a job to networking and budgeting. Our goal is to help our neighbors find dignified, stable work that offers sufficient pay and benefits, so they can provide for themselves and their families.

We are not a staffing agency. We are a partner. Wherever our Members are on the career path – from searching for an entry-level job to seeking a promotion to management – we can help.

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Success Stories

Success Stories
May 6, 2018

Rayshun Holt

After spending 21 years in prison in the prime of his life, Rayshun Holt returned to a familiar neighborhood with familiar challenges in a rapidly changing city. From professional sports…
Success Stories
September 5, 2018

Ebony Marshall

As a child with an independent streak in a large family that moved often, Ebony Marshall has struggled with her self-identity. It fueled her work ethic in the classroom and…
Success Stories
December 12, 2018

Yolanda Gray

From ‘broken’ to stable … and still striving In her role overseeing the paint department at a local Home Depot, Yolanda Gray meets a new cast of characters every day.…

Latest Blog & News

Blog
February 25, 2019

It’s tax time here, too

As part of our expanding financial coaching program, we have contracted with an accounting professional to help our Members complete and file their income-tax return at no cost to the…
Blog
February 27, 2019

Time to prioritize the working poor

In 20-plus years of fighting poverty through employment, Cincinnati Works has found a model that addresses the dual challenge of poverty and labor shortages: one-on-one support for the working poor.…
Blog
February 18, 2019

Good food, good cause

The newest fine-dining restaurant in Cincinnati will feed your soul as it fills your stomach. Social OTR, which opened February 7 in Over-the-Rhine, is a high-end dining laboratory – a…

Upcoming Events

Sep 17

2019 Fall Job Fair

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Support Your Current Employees Through Workforce Connection

Every time you need to replace an employee, your bottom line gets hit in multiple ways – from lost productivity on the floor to the time and expense to recruit and train new workers. Our coaches will work with your frontline employees to address a range of issues that may otherwise cause them to leave or be fired. Because your business works best when you can keep your best workers.

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Bring Cincinnati Works to Your City

Most social service agencies treat the symptoms of poverty with transactions: groceries from a food pantry, medicine from a free clinic, rental vouchers from a government agency. Cincinnati Works treats the root of the problem, helping people move from generational poverty to economic self-sufficiency through dignified work and personalized coaching. Agencies across the country are adopting our model.

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Funding Partners

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