Cincinnati Works

Transportation options for frontline workers

Mike Kralik listened intently as local companies described the challenges and triumphs of hiring traditionally hard-to-hire individuals – those with criminal records or in poverty or facing other barriers to employment. Kralik is the plant manager at Continental Building Products, and they are considering a similar effort. In addition to tapping into a new pool […]

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Fall Job Fair

Cincinnati Works hosted its first job fair open to the public. The event connected well over 100 job seekers ready to work their way out of poverty – including both Cincinnati Works Members and the general public – with 15 area employers. The event took place at the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, a strong community partner

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Cincinnati Works 20th Anniversary!

Cincinnati Works recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of fighting poverty through employment at a hugely successful luncheon at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Results were released from a University of Cincinnati Economics Center study (found here) indicating that Cincinnati Works has provided the community a value of $35 million in the from of increased incomes, sales tax collections, and reduced use of

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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 in her career, but it also led to a decision that sent her spiraling. After laying the foundation for a successful career as a registered

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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 stadiums to high-profile parks, downtown Cincinnati got a makeover while Holt was behind bars. “It was like being in a foreign territory,” he said. “Just

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