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<h3 style=”text-align: center;”>Economic Impact</h3>

<h4>Cincinnati Works has provided a value of $35 Million by reducing reliance on social services and increasing incomes and sales tax collections.</h4>

In 2016, we commissioned a study from The University of Cincinnati Economics Center that determined Cincinnati Works has returned more than $35 million in value to Greater Cincinnati over our first 20 years of operation. That value continues to compound through a reduced reliance on social services and increased tax payments among Members who achieved and retained employment with the assistance of our services.

Not included in this number is the reduction of money spent on incarceration. Imprisoning just one inmate costs $25,814 annually. A 2013 UC Economics Center study determined that being a Cincinnati Works Member reduced the probability of a felony indictment by nearly 50 percent.

<h3>Research &amp; Stats</h3>


Cincinnati residents living in poverty in 2017


Cincinnati children living in poverty in 2017


who earned jobs in 2017

<h3 style=”text-align: center;”><strong>We Know Poverty</strong></h3>

Since we opened our doors in 1996, Cincinnati Works has helped more than 7,500 of our neighbors find stable employment. Our work has been recognized in national publications such as <em>The Almanac of American Philanthropy</em>, <em>The Harvard Business Review</em> and Stephen Covey’s <em>The 3<sup>rd</sup> Alternative</em>. Our business model was awarded a 2009 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneur Award and it has been replicated in more than 20 cities across the United States.

Co-founder Liane Phillips documented the launch of Cincinnati Works and the lessons she and her husband, Dave, learned along the way in the book, <em><a href=”https://www.amazon.com/Why-Dont-They-Just-Revised/dp/1938248813/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1527174039&amp;sr=1-1″>Why Don’t They Just Get a Job</a></em>.

President &amp; CEO Peggy Zink recently <a href=”http://cincinnatiworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Labor-Shortages-and-Poverty.pdf”>wrote a whitepaper on why and how</a> local leaders should invest in support for the working poor.

<h3>Success Stories</h3>

<h3>Blog &amp; News</h3>