November 18 Job Expo 2014 (74)

On-the Job Training (OJT) Success Stories

Restored Citizens Success Stories

S.O.A.R. hire! Success Stories

Summer 2015

Tiny Toes Daycare (13)

Tiny Toes Daycare and Ultimate Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

“It’s a beautiful experience to help someone with their first job,” says D’Jhonia Selph, owner of Tiny Toes Daycare and Ultimate Healthcare Solutions, Inc., who has worked with the S.O.A.R. hire! program for five years. Read her story.

Youth 14-15 (66)

Pizzuti Collection

“Now, I’m more comfortable and I’m not as nervous because I’ve done research on the artwork. I know how to better present myself when I’m speaking to a large audience. I learned that people see art in different ways,” says Alleayah McGraw, one of the S.O.A.R hire! interns who is a Pizzuti tour guide. Read more about the Pizzuti experience.

Whitehall Library (29)

Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library

“Personally, he has reminded me of what hard work and determination at a young age can look like,” says Max Lewis, teen mentor at the Whitehall branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library about intern and musician Demerus Taylor, who assisted with running the library’s new recording studio. Read more about his journey.

Job Expos

Youth Employment Expo July 22 (40)

COWIC held two Youth Employment Challenge Job Expos in July 2015 to connect employers with central Ohio’s young and eager workforce. See a list of employers who helped.

More than 500 people attended the 2015 Empowerment Day Resource and Job Fair on July 15, 2015 at Columbus State Community College. Here’s how we helped.