financial stability = a building block

A struggling economy has taught us all some valuable lessons. Whether or not our neighbors have jobs that can support their families matters — to all of us. A stable Income is one of the building blocks to a good quality of life. When more people are gainfully employed, the brighter our economic outlook will be.

Our Bold Goal in Income

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Our Work

Earning, Keeping and Growing Income

In addition to a network of programs funded at local partner agencies, initiatives include:

Partners for a Competitive Workforce - United Way manages this initiative focused on connecting businesses to qualified workers through career pathways in healthcare, manufacturing construction and IT.

Financial Opportunity Centers - in Covington, Price Hill, Avondale and downtown provide integrated career and personal financial services to help people build and maintain financial stability. United Way leads this effort through a partnership with LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Regional Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Collaborative - helps eligible wage earners access free, quality tax prep and provides wealth-building opportunities. Led by United Way.

Stable Families Initiative - a United Way-led effort targeting families at imminent risk of homelessness to improve housing stability and academic stability for school-aged children.

Our Results

6,400
people participated in three Career Pathway initiatives since 2008:
87%
completed training, earning more than 5,700 postsecondary credentials
82%
found jobs
75%
were retained at least one year
1,687
people found jobs through United Way-funded workforce programs in 2012—a 35% increase over 2010
$21.3M
in tax credits were returned to more than 18,000 families who filed at United Way’s 30+ sites region-wide

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