Veterans. They fought for our country. Now they're fighting for a decent living.
The Cincinnati, Ohio BBB Center for Ethics is raising funds for its community ethics training and to kickstart a new program that will serve veterans entering vocational rehabilitation. Many of the veterans we want to help are either homeless or on the brink, unemployed, and facing unimaginable obstacles. Like our youth, our country’s servicemen deserve stronger workplace readiness training. The Center for Ethics is setting out to provide resources students and veterans can use to access better employment opportunities, and make informed, sustainable, and healthy career choices.
The Center was created to provide badly needed ethics education to our community. We take interactive ethics training to diverse populations, like underprivileged youth and underserved workers in the trades.
Last year we taught 3,788 students. After completing the program, 83% of them said they now have the skills necessary to resolve ethical dilemmas that are all too common in the workplace. For every individual that becomes more ethically inclined, our workforce becomes more ethical. An ethical workforce means an ethical workplace, marketplace, and community.
Our work with inner city youth of Cincinnati exposed another population in crisis: unemployed veterans. We’ll continue to serve our community’s youth - tomorrow’s workers - while partnering with the VA to expand our reach to workers of today in desperate need.
We need $3,000 now to earn a shot at the $100,000 grant that would bring this program to life. If 300 Cincinnatians gave $10 to see veterans with better working opportunities, young people with access to ethical decision-making skills, and a more ethical working community in general, we could change this city together for the better.