Kentucky Works Success

As part of the Kentucky Works contract, staff are required to do monthly follow-ups with participants for 12 months after they have obtained employment. Sadly, there are times that we are not able to make contact and learn from the employer that they are no longer employed. But other times we learn of wonderful success stories.

For example, in December, our staff did a six-month follow-up on a Trimble County participant working for Steel Tech. He is currently making $21.00 an hour and has recently qualified for benefits. With overtime and this awesome hourly rate of pay, he and his family’s lives have been changed forever.

Not all of our participants leave the program and get jobs that pay like the one above, but even for those that are able to obtain an entry-level job, they too are seeing changes for their families and themselves. They are learning how to be independent of government assistance and how to support their families. That is Kentucky Works at its best.

Goode News – January 2019

I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions. Even though I do love thinking of January 1 as a time to feel extra motivated to be the best version of myself possible that year. This year, I’m making resolutions with a purpose, and I want you to join me.

1. Read and learn as much about poverty as you can.

Poverty is a complex and diverse problem. The issues that trap people in cycles of poverty can range from country to country, and as we know, community to community. The first step to combating poverty is to understand it. Though poverty is too complex to ever be fully grasped, being armed with knowledge on the subject will help you move forward.

2. Volunteer

Your time can be as valuable as your money. Volunteering with organizations both locally and abroad helps companies end extreme poverty. Plus, volunteering usually helps you learn more about the problem of poverty and the ways various companies are working towards a solution.

3. Tell your friends, family and church about the causes of poverty.

Advocacy is one of the best things you can do to promote the programs here at CKCAC. Tell your friends and family why it’s important to you. Give them CKCAC’s website or an annual report that will inform them of the many programs available to assist.

Resolutions are like a new pair of shoes. How much you wear them will determine how you break them in. Join us today in one of our meaningful campaigns.

More to come….much more.