Steve Nutley

Steve Nutley connected with Cincinnati Works through the coach on-site at Kutol Products. At the time, he had no transportation, no credit and no savings. He was in danger of losing his job because he was missing work so often.

Steve Nutley with his 2019 Chevy Cruze

He could not afford an Uber every day. But without a ride to work, he would never be able to afford something more stable.

About 18 months later, he pulled into work last week in a 2019 Chevy Cruze that he now owns – a testament to his diligence and a tangible sign of how his future has changed.

“I really hope this opens up a lot of different options for Steve in life,” said Jennifer Bennett-Phillips, the first Cincinnati Works coach to connect with him.

In addition to working with Jennifer and workforce coach Chris Sutton, Steve worked with legal coordinator Alyssa Beck to renew his driver’s license and with financial coach Sharon Carr to pay the reinstatement fees and purchase car insurance. He took advantage of the Beacon of Hope shuttle service to get to and from Kutol while he saved enough money for the fees, insurance and a down payment on the Cruze. He plans to continue meeting regularly with new financial coach Charnae Thompson to work toward additional goals.