CW Recognized for Innovative Approach

Cincinnati Works is proud to announce it has been selected to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program, joining a growing network of more than 130 organizations that are transforming communities across the country and helping people break the cycle of poverty.

The Catalyst Program is a highly selective six-month management training and mentorship program that is designed to increase the effectiveness and scale of high-performing, community-based non-profits. Peggy Zink, President & CEO of Cincinnati Works, and Cynthia Lamb, President of National Replication at Cincinnati Works, will participate in the program. The accompanying grant will help fund the Network, an association of organizations across the country that are implementing the Cincinnati Works business model.

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“We are honored that Stand Together sees the potential for growing our impact locally and replicating our model nationally,” Lamb said. “This is an exciting opportunity to connect with forward-thinking leaders across the country and help us build capacity and awareness.”

Cincinnati Works has helped more than 8,000 individuals develop the soft skills to find and keep a stable job, and more than 70 percent of its clients who find a job are able to retain it for a year or more. Through the Network, organizations across the country are replicating the Cincinnati Works model of one-on-one, lifetime coaching. And through Workforce Connection, local employers contract with Cincinnati Works to have a workforce coach on-site to help employees with a range of personal and professional challenges.

“Cincinnati Works was selected as one of 14 non-profits that are redefining what’s possible in the fight to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions,” said Evan Feinberg, executive director of Stand Together. “We have a network of some of the nation’s most impressive organizations, and this newest group is an inspiring addition.”