Going Virtual

The following article is taken from our 2020 Annual Report: Piece by piece, the Cincinnati Works Member Suite was completed in 2020: a tech-enabled, rearrangeable classroom; a kitchen and lounge; huddle rooms for semi-private conversations with coaches; walls with bright colors and inspirational quotes. When the year ended, though, there were still unopened boxes in […]

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Evan Van Skaik

When he entered a rehabilitation center in June 2018, Evan Van Skaik’s body was so beaten down by drugs and alcohol that he needed a walker to get around. When he began the Cincinnati Works JumpStart workshop in January 2019, his psyche was so beaten down that he struggled to answer even the simplest questions.

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Persistence Pays Off

Leyunesh “Lea” Zemene got to know the Cincinnati Works staff well in recent weeks. Upon completing the JumpStart workshop, she worked diligently to land a job, meeting regularly with coaches and support staff to fine-tune her resume and prepare herself for interviews. Just as important as knowing the staff, she knew the job she wanted:

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Ed Patterson

At 69 years old, Ed Patterson is a self-described “workaholic,” eager to turn in a full shift whenever possible. He is approaching retirement but plans to continue working part-time and perhaps volunteer in his spare time. “I gotta grind,” he said with a smile. Even in his younger days, when he could not resist the

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Good food, good cause

The newest fine-dining restaurant in Cincinnati will feed your soul as it fills your stomach. Social OTR, which opened February 7 in Over-the-Rhine, is a high-end dining laboratory – a collaboration between Findlay Market and CityLink Center that is preparing would-be chefs for a career as it prepares food for customers. The restaurant’s mission is

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