Local organizations work together to create opportunities, strengthen community

Cincinnati Works and AMEND share a mission to make lasting impact on the community, and today the organizations announce a unique partnership that will create new opportunities for our neighbors in need and the businesses that employ them.

Both organizations work with a wide range of local employers – Cincinnati Works as a non-profit workforce development agency and AMEND as a management consultant – and they will leverage their existing relationships to connect more willing, able job-seekers to local companies in need of a strong frontline workforce.

In addition, AMEND employees will volunteer at Cincinnati Works in multiple ways, including the non-profit’s job-readiness program and tax-preparation service, as well as consulting on projects that can improve Cincinnati Works’ staff capacity. At the same time, Cincinnati Works staff will consult and assist AMEND with its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

“AMEND intends to maximize our partnership with Cincinnati Works by leveraging our time, talent, and treasure, which is a win for everyone involved,” said Paul Delaney, Partner and Chief People Officer. “It gives our team new challenges and opportunities for growth, while also having an outsized impact on the local community.”

Delaney noted that many of AMEND’s clients struggle to retain and develop their frontline workforce, which Cincinnati Works seeks to address through 1-on-1 career and financial coaching with unemployed and underemployed individuals. “Bridging these connections will create opportunities for so many,” Delaney said.

AMEND has been a longtime financial supporter of Cincinnati Works, and its team members have consulted on data analytics projects in recent years. The new partnership provides more ways for AMEND employees to connect directly with Cincinnati Works clients and have a tangible impact on their lives.

“AMEND has been a valuable partner to Cincinnati Works over the years, and we are excited to formalize and grow that partnership – which, in turn, will allow both organizations to grow our impact on the community,” said Peggy Zink, President & CEO of Cincinnati Works.