Community Works Connection (CWC)

Community Works Connection Success

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Community Works Connection

OPEN M’s Community Works Connection (CWC) is modeled after the highly successful Cincinnati Works program. Through CWC, we serve individuals who want to change their lives. Most CWC participants have a history of generational poverty, and are motivated to become more self-sufficient and more successful in the workplace.

CWC not only transforms individuals, it can have a ripple effect on family and friends, even affecting generations to come. This is not a job placement program. At OPEN M, we start with job placement. The goal of CWC is job retention that leads to career advancement and sustainability.

2018 CWC Class Schedule

February
Orientation Feb. 22nd, Class Feb 26 – March 2

March
Orientation March 22nd, Class March 26-30

May
Orientation May 17th, Class May 21-25

June
Orientation June 21st, Class June 25-29

July
Orientation July 19th, Class July 23-27

September
Orientation Sept. 20th, Class Sept. 24-28

October
Orientation Oct. 18th, Class Oct. 22-26

What We Expect

One Job, One Year

Our mantra is ‘One Job, One Year.’ With our CWC staff, supported by partner resources, we help clients reduce the barriers that keep them from lasting employment. Key elements of CWC include:

  • A five-day job readiness and financial literacy workshop
  • An emphasis on job retention
  • A customized mentoring program
  • Transportation assistance
  • Relationships with core employers in the community

By training participants to succeed in the workplace, CWC also helps Summit County businesses, providing them with a dependable source of productive, reliable, entry-level workers.

Enrollment Information

CWC Orientation is held once a month.  You must attend an orientation to be accepted into CWC.  The CWC job readiness workshop is held the week following orientation for five full days. Eligible applicants should be:

    • At least 18 years of age
    • Summit County residents
    • Drug Free
    • Have a positive outlook and a commitment to change
    • Willing to sign an agreement committing to “One Job for One Year”

Ready to take the next step?

For more information or to be considered for the CWC program, call 330-434-0110

Vikki  ext 423 – email v.thomas@openm.org   or
Jennifer  ext 435 – email j.wallace@openm.org

Are you a CWC graduate?

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Become a mentor. Change a life.

To learn more about our customized mentor program, please click the bottom below! Our mentors are a huge part of the continuing success of our graduates!

GREG MILO

GREG MILO

CWC Manager

MONTOYA BOYKIN

MONTOYA BOYKIN

Director of Family Development

VIKKI THOMAS

VIKKI THOMAS

Case Manager

JENNIFER WALLACE

JENNIFER WALLACE

Senior Case Manager, Y.A.E.

DWAYNE CUMMINGS

DWAYNE CUMMINGS

Transportation & Mentoring Coordinator

TIA JACOBS

TIA JACOBS

Assistant Case Worker

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