Beacon of Hope

An Investment in Sustainability and Leadership Development

Cincinnati Works is honored to receive a Bank of America Neighborhood Builder award, a significant investment in the sustainability of our programs and the leadership of our organization. The award includes: $200,000 in flexible funding over the next two years, to ensure our staff has the skills and support to meet the ever-evolving needs of …

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Ivy League Audience for 2nd-Chance Hiring

Rayshun Holt has told his story many times, including on television and to audiences of local business leaders. But an 8-minute presentation last March felt different. Holt and his boss at the time, Nehemiah Manufacturing CEO Dan Meyer, were invited to speak to second-year business students at Harvard University on the success of Nehemiah’s second-chance …

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New Director for Beacon of Hope

Cincinnati Works is excited to announce the hiring of Rayshun Holt as Program Director of Beacon of Hope, a unique initiative that encourages and assists local employers in hiring job-seekers who have criminal records. Holt is a Cincinnati Works Member whose professional experience includes street outreach with our Phoenix Program and supervisory and management experience …

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Cindy Trabish

As soon as she was eligible, Cindy Trabish began taking classes at Sinclair Community College through the Dayton Correctional Institute. Over the final five years of what became an eight-year prison term, she earned a half-dozen certificates in a variety of business subjects, as well as commendations from the state, county and city for her …

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A Beacon of Hope for Returning Citizens

As part of an ongoing effort to address the twin challenges of generational poverty and labor shortages, Cincinnati Works is proud to assume operations of the Beacon of Hope Business Alliance, a unique initiative that helps local companies hire, integrate and retain second-chance employees. Adding Beacon of Hope will expand Cincinnati Works’ services for local …

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