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Billboards are back-to-work initiative

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A new initiative by the City of Cincinnati is moving people from poverty to employment.  

You might have noticed new Cincinnati Works billboards located in several neighborhoods, those are part of Mayor John Cranley's plan to put 

people back to work. 

Twenty-six billboards are hanging throughout the city.  It's part of the "Hand Up" initiative, a grant program aimed at reducing poverty in certain

Cincinnati neighborhoods.  

The mayor recently awarded Cincinnati Works with a $300,000 grant to reach people in neighborhoods that might not always have access to job 


The program is designed to give a hand up to people looking for a fresh start, some may want to move from a low-paying job to a higher paying 

job, others receive job assistance after leaving prison. 

Cincinnati Works also serves as an employment coach and works to keep people in the jobs they are hired for. 

Several jobs are available through the Cincinnati Works program. The campaign is also getting you some free food, while feeding your 

neighbors.  If you find one of these billboards, take a picture and tweet it to @Cincinnati Works, explaining where you are and why the job 

program works.  

Participants could win a gift card to Eli's BBQ, who is also supporting take a bite out of poverty.  They are one of 18 restaurants giving a portion 

of their sales to feed people in need.

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