Supporting our community and responding to the pandemic are both very important to me, so I was honored to recently join the Young Professionals' Board of Cincinnati Works, a non-profit that partners with job seekers living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment. Cincinnati Works will play a key role in re-opening our economy and getting people back to work, which is why we are aggressively fundraising right now.
Many of the jobs held by Cincinnati Works members are on the frontlines of the current economy. They are on assembly lines and in warehouses; in grocery stores, hospitals and restaurants. They are re-defining what it means to be essential. Cincinnati Works has continued to serve their members by keeping in touch by phone, text, email, videochat and social media; helping them deal with stress, depression, isolation, fear of illness, and financial distress; and connecting them to resources for homeschooling, childcare and unemployment.
Any contribution will help to provide support for our essential workers. For example:
$25 provides access and resources for CW's Jumpstart workshop
$50 helps with transportation to and from employment opportunities
$100 provides access to CW's legal coordinator to help people resolve legal issues that are hindering their job search
$250 provides a series of one-on-one financial coaching sessions and tools to help employed members budget their earnings and develop assets
$500 allows CW's employment specialists to provide custom skill and job matching to 75+ employer partners
$1,000 provides access to CW's one-on-one employment coaching to guide a member on their career path