Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Mission to End Poverty in Their Community by Liane Philips, Echo Montgomery Garrett |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Mission to End Poverty in Their Community
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Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Mission to End Poverty in Their Community

by Liane Philips, Echo Montgomery Garrett
     
 

Retired corporate suburbanites Liane and Dave Phillips didn't set out to create the most succesful—and award-winning—poverty to economic self-sufficiency program in the nation. They weren't trying to save the government hundreds of millions of dollars in welfare and other assistance. They simply chose to put their prodigious energies and talents to the

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Retired corporate suburbanites Liane and Dave Phillips didn't set out to create the most succesful—and award-winning—poverty to economic self-sufficiency program in the nation. They weren't trying to save the government hundreds of millions of dollars in welfare and other assistance. They simply chose to put their prodigious energies and talents to the task of helping the poor of Cincinnati find economically self-sustaining jobs—and keep them.

Those efforts became Cincinnati Works, a nonprofit, member-based organization hailed by businesses, agencies, communities, funders, and other nonprofits as the most revolutionary and repeatable program anywhere. The model is now being considered by many communities across the country as the best-of-the-best-practices for creating win-win solutions for people in poverty and for businesses that need qualified entry-level workers.

A few highlights of the program:

An 80+% job retention rate versus 20-25% for government funded programs

Per person costs a fraction of other programs that don't provide retention follow-up

Businesses save thousands of dollars in retention costs by hiring members

Thousands of individuals moved from poverty to self-sufficiency through work

Millions of tax dollars saved in public assistance and welfare programs

Recipient of numerous awards and recognition by The Harvard Business Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934583371
Publisher:
aha! Process, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Liane Phillips currently serves as co-founder of the award-winning Cincinnati Works, which she began along with her husband, Dave Phillips. Their nonprofit has won the 2009 Manhattan Institute's Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Award and the 2005 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, among many others.

Echo Montgomery Garrett is an award-winning career journalist. Her work has been published in more than 75 national magazines, newspapers, and websites, and she has been featured in many television and radio broadcasts, including Good Morning America.

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