Eliminate Poverty in Your Community
We help people move from generational poverty to economic self-sufficiency through the dignity of work and a model based on the success of Cincinnati Works.
This is not a job-placement model. It is a poverty-elimination model. Our focus is: “Get a job. Keep the job. Advance.”
Parents pursuing this path are transformed by restored dignity and self-esteem, and they will model new behaviors – including a new work ethic – for their children. As a result, families experience the security of economic self-sufficiency and elevate future generations.
Utilizing unique tools such as individualized lifetime coaching, ongoing professional development education, and professional employer relationship management to ensure an appropriate job match, our model provides a solution to poverty. One Member, one Community at a time.
The Cincinnati Works Business Model
Most social service agencies treat the symptoms of poverty with transactions: groceries from a food pantry, medicine from a free clinic, rental vouchers from a government agency. The Cincinnati Works Business Model treats the root of the problem, providing access to stable jobs and personalized coaching to help individuals retain and advance within those jobs.
The results are inspiring. In its 22+ years of existence, Cincinnati Works has helped more than 8,000 individuals get the coaching they need to attain and retain a job, delivering an estimated impact of $35 million on the local economy through increased income and sales tax and reduced use of public services.
People who need to change their lives, and are willing to do so, come to us and become clients for life. Our coaches help them work through the roadblocks that keep them from getting and keeping a job, while honing the soft skills that are necessary in a professional setting. In addition to employment coaching, we provide:
Behavioral Health Counseling
Once stable in a job, we move our client toward advancement – connecting them to training or education that can further their career, while continuing to address barriers in their personal and professional life. The goal is not merely to place a client in a job. It is to assist the client in becoming economically self-sufficient.
Bring the Model to Your Community
Our team serves as a consultant during the startup phase, drawing on years of experience in all aspects of the work. We provide technical assistance to new associates in important areas such as:
Forging Relationships with Local Employers
Marketing & Fundraising
Finance & Logistics
We also facilitate learning and continuous improvement among all associate sites through webinars, training workshops and an online library of resources. And we encourage knowledge-sharing among the sites through the online and in-person interaction, including an annual meeting of all associates.