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Miami Valley Works . . . Works!

University of Cincinnati Economics Center CW Impact Study Results

Based on the award-winning model of Cincinnati Works, Miami Valley Works will build on the success of the Cincinnati Works model.

Below are some of the awards that have been achieved by Cincinnati Works!   We're proud to be replicating the model in the Miami Valley.

Recognition

  • 2013 OANO Nonprofit Excellence Award Finalist
  • 2011 Dave Phillips awarded Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s “Great Living Cincinnatian” 
  • 2010 Nonprofit of the Year by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 
  • 2009 Manhattan Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Award
  • "Best Practice" designation by the American Institute for Full Employment
  • 2007 ONE Award (Organizations of Noteworthy Excellence) - Principles Category
  • 2007 Manhattan Institute for Social Entrepreneurship Finalist
  • 2006 Harvard Business Review, Forethought
  • 2005 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
  • 2005 Impact 100 Finalist
  • 2002 Liane Phillips awarded Cincinnati Enquirer "Woman of the Year"


Accomplishments

  • Around 600 employments annually; in 2008 over 700 employments
  • Average wage $10.73/hr
  • Average Advancement Member wage $13.45
  • 70% Workplace Retention Rate
  • 60+ Core Employers


Benefits to the Community

  • Source of entry- & mid-level workers
  • Decreased need of public resources
  • Solution-focused strategy to eliminate poverty in the region
  • Reduction in poverty-related problems including crime, incarceration, school dropout, etc.

 


Cincinnati Works At Work Summary


2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

# Started Job Readiness

385

417

380

443

620

744

# New Members (Completed)

346

371

327

354

523

593

# Total Employments

461

600

451

452

476

706

Average Hourly Rate

$9.40/hr

$9.56/hr

$9.48/hr

$9.79/hr

$9.32/hr

$9.30/hr

Job Retention Rate

75%

75%

79%

78%

78%

80%

 

 

 

 

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