Time to prioritize the working poor

In 20-plus years of fighting poverty through employment, Cincinnati Works has found a model that addresses the dual challenge of poverty and labor shortages: one-on-one support for the working poor.

Since we opened our doors in 1996, we have offered lifetime coaching for all of our clients, whom we call Members. In recent years, we have brought that coaching to workplaces throughout Greater Cincinnati to great effect. When combined with other simple, cost-effective strategies to address barriers for frontline workers, we have created brighter futures for those workers and their employers.

Click here to read a whitepaper by Cincinnati Works CEO Peggy Zink about why and how local leaders should prioritize support for the working poor.