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to employ Second Chance Citizens.
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The Story of the Second Chance
Second Chance Citizens have More to Prove.
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Why Hire the Hard-To-Hire

Inspiration behind the Beacon of Hope

Everyone who needs a Second Chance to work and change their life – gets that chance.

To expose 2500 Second Chance job opportunities in Hamilton County each year by inspiring and equipping employers to embrace this cause.

INSPIRE more companies to provide Second Chance employment
RAISE AWARENESS of the need and proven business benefits
LEVERAGE ECOSYSTEM of social services and incentives for Second Chance support
SHARE BEST PRACTICES and resources

THE GENESIS

In the past half-decade, several businesses independently tapped into a hard-working previously overlooked resource in Greater Cincinnati – citizens returning from time in prison looking for a second chance to rebuild their lives – they discovered more opportunity…

THE NEED

Many people of the 2,100 returning to Hamilton County from prison each year have great attitudes, skills and determination to bring to the workplace every day. They have families that need them to survive. What they don’t have? A chance to prove themselves…

HOW TO ENGAGE

The Beacon of Hope Business Alliance has great insight to share for employers to derive more immediate business success in opening jobs to our Second Chance Citizens. We offer a simple process to hire and develop talent and a deep pool of free resources to…

Why We Do it

Which one of these reasons appeals most to you?

MORAL

BUSINESS

SOCIAL

COMMUNITY

Everyone deserves a second chance

Lower turnover / Higher production

Change lives: Hire one, affect 14

Stronger economy / Smaller prisons

Member Companies

These are the companies aligned with the vision of Beacon of Hope who support us and our affiliates in any of three ways…hiring, advocating, or donating. We thank them for their commitment to bringing practical needed change to our community by helping to expose jobs for those ready to make a change in their lives. And we thank you for supporting them. It’s how it works.

Advertiser Printers Inc.
Amstan Logistics Asylum P.R.
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Arrasmith Promotions, Inc.
Benjamin Best Freight
Berlin Packaging
BKD
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati Works
City Gospel Mission
City of Cincinnati Trade & Development
CityLink Center
Continuum Advisory Group
CM Staffing, Inc.
Dewey’s Pizza, Oakley
Elevation Employment Services
Fifth Third Bank

frg Fixture Resource Group
Frost Brown Todd
Fusion Media Agency
GK Packaging
Hamilton County Office of Reentry
Honeybaked Ham Company
H.E.L.P. Program
Ionic Communications Group
JobsPlus Employment Network
Lawn Life, Inc.
Nehemiah Manufacturing
North American Properities
Martin & Associates
Model Graphics
Molio, Inc.
Ohio Justice & Policy Center
OMG
Pacon Manufacturing

Pactiv
Partners for a Competitive Workforce
Pax Corrugated Products
Peoples Church
Performance Plastics
Proclamation
Prolift
River City Correctional Center

RK Metals
Rod-Techs, Inc.
St. Vincent de Paul
SpringDot Printing
Ulmer & Berne
US Bank
US Digital Partners
Xavier University
Yankee Doodle Deli
Zumbiel Packaging

The Latest

Colombus Restauranteur Hires Second Chance

Joe DeLoss, who runs a hot new restaurant in Columbus, OH called Hot Chicken Takeover, recently got more than he bargained for because he set out to hire the Hard-to-Hire in Columbus. Check out his story on the Rachel Ray Show. Doing good in the community takes you... read more
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Cost: There is no cost to join. The only real cost... not joining.

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OUR LOCATION

Beacon of Hope Business Alliance c/o Nehemiah Manufacturing 1130 Findlay Street Cincinnati, OH  45214

CONTACT US

Kristen Meyer 
(513) 673.7524 
kmeyer@nehemiahmfg.com

OR

Katie Schad 
(513) 813.2730
kschad@nehemiahmfg.com

Be Hope.