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Going Virtual

The following article is taken from our 2020 Annual Report: Piece by piece, the Cincinnati Works Member Suite was completed in 2020: a tech-enabled, rearrangeable classroom; a kitchen and lounge; huddle rooms for semi-private conversations with coaches; walls with bright colors and inspirational quotes. When the year ended, though, there were still unopened boxes in …

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Ivy League Audience for 2nd-Chance Hiring

Rayshun Holt has told his story many times, including on television and to audiences of local business leaders. But an 8-minute presentation last March felt different. Holt and his boss at the time, Nehemiah Manufacturing CEO Dan Meyer, were invited to speak to second-year business students at Harvard University on the success of Nehemiah’s second-chance …

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‘Appropriate and Ready’ for Bold New Initiative

Cincinnati Works was one of five programs across Ohio to be recognized by the state treasurer’s office as “appropriate and ready” to launch a pay-for-success program. If the state legislature agrees, it will allow us to significantly expand our reach throughout Greater Cincinnati, helping more of our neighbors find and keep stable jobs, grow their …

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New Director for Beacon of Hope

Cincinnati Works is excited to announce the hiring of Rayshun Holt as Program Director of Beacon of Hope, a unique initiative that encourages and assists local employers in hiring job-seekers who have criminal records. Holt is a Cincinnati Works Member whose professional experience includes street outreach with our Phoenix Program and supervisory and management experience …

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