Taking Advantage of a Second Chance

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 catching [Read more…]

Cincinnati Works Job Fair

Cincinnati Works hosted a job fair as part of its ongoing efforts to eliminate poverty through employment on November 9, 2017. The event was held at United Way of Greater Cincinnati with a turnout of 213 job seekers – made up of 71 Cincinnati Works Members and 142 prospective clients from the general public. Cincinnati [Read more…]

5 Things Students Must Consider Before Attending a For-Profit College

for-profit collegeDid you know that enrollment at for-profit colleges has increased by an explosive 225% in last 10 years? Recent policies regulating for-profit education have been halted and will likely be re-written. Including a federal student loan forgiveness program for students whose schools misled them.For-profit colleges aim to attract non-traditional — including those in poverty trying to [Read more…]

I am Cincinnati Works

At Cincinnati Works, we take poverty personally. Whether it’s a desire to give back, a passion for service, or the simple belief that everyone deserves the dignity of a job, we all have a reason for being here. We decided to showcase the many reasons CW employees take poverty personally by asking them to finish [Read more…]

Make Poverty History

You can help end poverty by donating to the Cincinnati Works Make Poverty History campaign. Your donation helps people like Tralana, who came to Cincinnati Works at our CityLink Center location after her alcohol addiction left her jobless and separated from her kids. Motivated by the desire to be there for her children, she began [Read more…]