Success Stories

Juanita Guilford

When Juanita Guilford was offered a job as a Patient Care Representative earlier this month, she declined it. After 11 years working in housekeeping at The Christ Hospital, the thought of switching roles made her nervous. Then Cincinnati Works coach Kristina Johnson showed her how the patient-care role fit her personality and her career goals. …

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Barry Hampton

As he kept a vigil beside his son’s hospital bed, Barry Hampton filled yellow legal pads with the thoughts that rushed through him. Prayers for his son’s health, anger at the incident that changed their lives, appreciation for the support system he had. He wrote when he woke up. He wrote on the bus to …

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Neesha Earles

Neesha Earles lost her job due to COVID-19 but not her perspective. She has held multiple positions as a nursing aide but longed for a career as a nurse, a goal she shared with Cincinnati Works financial coach Nina Vogt. The pandemic gave Earles time to think, and Vogt provided a sounding board. Earles decided …

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Christian Ortiz

After five years of working in property management, Christian Ortiz knew what was coming when she fell behind on her rent last fall. “I have been the one delivering the eviction notice,” she said. “It changes everything for you.” Her leisurely job search suddenly took on more urgency. A friend referred Ortiz to Cincinnati Works …

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Rob Krueger

As an IT professional for more than 20 years, Rob Krueger has long appreciated the value of diligence and precision. Every line of code has a direct, tangible impact on a program. So, when a jail term caused Krueger to lose “everything but the clothes I was wearing when I went in,” he began to …

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