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 13, 2019

Patrick Smith

We do not serve clients. We work with Members. We are partners in their search for meaningful employment and economic independence. Success looks different for each of them. For some,…
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…

Latest Blog & News

August 8, 2019

Partnering with the Library to Serve More Job-Seekers

Melinda Prunty of Pleasant Ridge works four part-time jobs, a couple of which are downtown. Once or twice each week, she stops into the Downtown Library on her way to…
August 1, 2019

A Beacon of Hope for Returning Citizens

As part of an ongoing effort to address the twin challenges of generational poverty and labor shortages, Cincinnati Works is proud to assume operations of the Beacon of Hope Business…
June 11, 2019

A JumpStart of Confidence

“You have 30 days to get out of here or get another job.” For the past 14 years, Jesse Anderson has worked odd jobs around a local housing complex in…

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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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Cincinnati Sports Club

Ferguson Enterprises

Flynn & Co. CPAs

Government Strategies Group

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Funding Partners

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United Way Greater Cincinnati