El Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center (CIWC) fué establecido en marzo de 2005 para ayudar a movilizar, educar y organizar los trabajadores con bajos salarios y los trabajadores inmigrantes para lograr un cambio sistémico positivo. El objetivo es proporcionar a los trabajadores las herramientas y el apoyo que necesitan para transformar sus lugares de trabajo y comunidades en su conjunto.
Bilingual staff provides one-on-one case management, advocacy, interpretation and translation services for medical and social service appointments and disseminates bilingual material, primarily health related, to the Latino Community. Caseworkers are trained benefit counselors through the Ohio Benefit Bank as well as 211 operators providing Spanish speaking phone support for the Lorain County United Way Information and Referral 211 phone system. Socialization activities are provided through the El Dorado Senior Program.
Employment & Education
This program is aimed at providing assistance to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. Services include improving job seeking skills, assisting with resumes and applications, job development and referrals for job placement. GED and ESOL classes are provided on-site at El Centro by the Lorain County Community College’s ABLE program. A computer lab through collaborative partner Lorain County JVS is available for online learning, job search and online applications.
Youth Leadership Program
This program, offered to Lorain youth ages 12-18, focuses on identifying and enhancing leadership traits and skills, and assists youth in developing the supportive skills necessary to becoming an active community leader, such as academics, job skills, and character development. The program helps youth develop a sense of ownership in their community and empowers them to become active, responsible citizens.
The mission of the Spanish American Committee is to serve as the gateway to socioeconomic success for the Hispanic community.
SAC provides opportunities through 5 core programs that provide clients with family support and childcare services, financial literacy education and training, housing education and guidance, employment training and services, and adult education opportunities such as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and the only Spanish-language GED program in Ohio. This effective multi-service model ensures that all our clients’ needs are met in one place, making the socioeconomic success and self-sufficiency they seek more accessible than ever.