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Driving Life-Long Success

The road from poverty to stability is often winding and rarely easy. Inside our 2017 Annual Report, you will see the story of LeHia, who has the will to travel that tough road but needed help finding her way. Thanks to our generous supporters and the partnerships we cultivate, Cincinnati Works has guided her along [Read more…]

Quality Steel, Quality Staff

Consolidated Metal Products is an award-winning, global manufacturer with a reputation for quality and consistency. They recognize that their staff is as important as their steel, and they invested in their employees last week by launching a formal relationship with Cincinnati Works through our new social enterprise, Workforce Connection.Kristina Johnson, a professional development coach at [Read more…]

The Next Step to Self-Sufficiency

Marguerite Jeffries came to Cincinnati Works through our Next Step program for young people aging out of the foster-care system. She decided last winter that she wanted to earn her high school equivalency, and she wanted to do it before her baby was due in February. Her CW coach, Yolanda Hill, connected her to the [Read more…]

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…]