Anyone can lose their way.

When someone slides into poverty it may seem to happen all at once or, more commonly, there’s a gradual decline in circumstances caused by … well, it can seem like everything.

Anyone can lose their way.

When someone slides into poverty it may seem to happen all at once or, more commonly, there’s a gradual decline in circumstances caused by … well, it can seem like everything.

Just imagine...

No matter how it happens, no person experiencing poverty is facing just one challenge keeping them down. Multiple factors act on one another to exacerbate the effects and causes of poverty.

A multi-generational challenge.

Poverty due to a sudden hardship — such as joblessness or medical bills caused by the COVID-19 pandemic — is called situational poverty. Cases such as these make up approximately 20% of Cincinnati Work’s Members.

80% of CW members come from backgrounds of poverty.

The challenges are different — something that Cincinnati Works founders wrestled with understanding in the early days of their mission. How can someone believe in their own possibility for advancement if they’ve only seen inertia?

multi-generational

A job is just the beginning.

Get a Job

Often, when a person does not have a job, it’s not for lack of trying. But by having partnerships with area businesses and job connection professionals, we help people apply existing skills and acquire new ones in order to gain employment.

Keep a Job

The skills needed to perform a job are one thing, but circumstances often conspire to make keeping it difficult. Transportation, childcare, unhelpful habits, or trauma, among many other factors, can get in the way. We provide services and counseling to help people maintain their new position.

Advance

The first step in advancement is creating a vision of what that looks like for each individual to help them overcome the feeling of “I just can’t get ahead.” Counseling and coaching may be necessary at this stage, but our Members have proven over and over that the cycle of poverty can be broken.

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See how some of our members are doing now.

Tymira Cunningham

Within a few months of working part-time at Davis Cookie Collection, Tymira Cunningham realized she needed more from the job in order to reach her goals: more hours every week and more money per hour.

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Tony Kimble

Tony Kimble knew the lifestyle he wanted when he came to Cincinnati Works. He had it years ago: A good job that paid well, a car, a nice apartment, the respect of his co-workers and

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Neesha Earles

Neesha Earles lost her job due to COVID-19 but not her perspective. She has held multiple positions as a nursing aide but longed for a career as a nurse, a goal she shared with Cincinnati

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