Most companies with full time jobs to fill will not consider an applicant whose story is marred with criminal activity or past drug dependency to be an asset. But companies like Nehemiah Manufacturing, JBM, West Chester Gear, and many others have a different story to tell. They regularly give Returning Citizens a second chance. And these individuals who have been given a second chance become some of the hardest working, most appreciative, most dedicated employees in the industry. Lives are changed. Families are restored. And businesses flourish. Their stories are here…

Employer Stories of the Second Chance

Nehemiah Manufacturing

Since 2009, Nehemiah Manufacturing has been on a mission to Build Brands, Create Jobs, Change Lives. To maximize opportunity, Nehemiah has intentionally resisted automation on the production line…

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Lawn Life

Lawn Life is a growing company founded on second chances. Tim Arnold has a heart to help others find opportunity to work, to achieve, to grow, because not…

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Second Chance Employees Have More to Prove

City Gospel Mission JOBSPLUS: Job Training and Development

The lives of these grateful men and women were forever changed by City Gospel Mission’s JobsPlus program. JobsPlus is one of the Social Service providers in the Beacon of Hope process.

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This Movement is Bigger than Cincy

March 15, 2019

Cleveland Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam, has challenged his players to engage with the issue of criminal justice reform, and players have responded.  Two players in particular have taken on the cause: line backer Christian Kirksey, and tight end Seth Devalve have joined in by helping those who have served time… Read More

Beacon of Hope Transportation Program

February 19, 2019

Having a criminal record isn’t always the only barrier someone may have to employment. In some cases, not having a way to get to work can be equally challenging. Check out this segment by Channel 12 news about how we are working to remove the barrier of transportation for… Read More