The mission of P.I.P.’s programming is to create a sense of place, provide work skills development, and work history for individuals with chronic barriers to employment.

Those barriers may include: generational poverty, lack of access to a quality education, a history of addiction, and/or a history with the court systems.

Power Inspires Progress operates small businesses in the inner city to provide meaningful work experiences.  In addition, the Program offers basic remedial educational opportunities, life skills development, opportunities to develop personal responsibility, exposure to the culture of the workplace, and the value of a work ethic.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Attend 3 job interviews
  • If selected one must be able to present: Picture ID and Social Security Card
  • Provide an updated Police Background Check
  • Demonstrate proof of having opened an account at a Credit Union or Bank, and/or secured    a Debit Card.
  • Pass a DRUG TEST

Requirements for Participation:
Individual must be able to greet customers, learn to prepare food, stand on one’s feet for 5 or more hours, work in both hot and cold environments, and lift weights up to 25 pounds with or without accommodations.

Additional Details:

  • Arrive on time according to a posted schedule
  • Work 22 or more hours a week for a stipend
  • Work on a variety of day and evening shifts
  • Assume responsibility for duties & behavior, Follow directives, and take pride in one’s work    and accomplishments
  • Set a personal / academic goal for participation in the Tutoring Program
  • Respect others within the Program and P.I.P.’s customers
  • Refrain from criminal activity and substance abuse
  • Actively participate in training, skill development efforts, and career search activities.
  • Share what you learn
  • Work to build your skills and employability

Trainees receive a financial stipend from the moment they enter the Program.  These dollars are electronically deposited directly into the individual’s account by a contracted third party payroll system.

Program Goal: It is our hope a Trainee will have a positive part time experience, learn useful skills, overcome job carriers and move on to full time employment at a living wage within a year.

If interested in learning more . . .
The Program employs an OPEN INTERVIEW process. Those interviews are conducted on third TUESDAY of every month at 11:00 AM. The location for the interviews is 1301 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
For additional information, contact John Burkhart, Stabilization and Job Development Coordinator –