Genesis at Work Foundation {Heart of CMC}

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Genesis at Work Foundation is dedicated to helping families caring for those with special needs. By helping these individuals find meaningful work in an inclusive environment, Genesis at Work hopes that those they assist and their families will experience greater meaning, purpose, and hope in their lives. Its mission is to find meaningful work for God’s children with special needs, enriching lives and businesses. All services are provided at no cost to the job seekers and their families. The foundation serves all faiths and people with no faith. This local Cincinnati non-profit that does not currently get government funding, so they rely mostly on donations and strategic partnerships to further their vision.

Research from the 2022 Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services indicated that among persons with special needs, approximately 1,450 people in Hamilton County reported that they “want a job and need help.” Additionally, there were 1,850 students with special needs transitioning out of Cincinnati public high schools who were seeking meaningful work.

“There is a need for qualified employment agencies in Hamilton County to provide individualized support for people with disabilities who want a job and need support. Genesis at Work is well-positioned to locate and secure meaningful work for individuals with barriers to employment using the extensive network of businesses in its Inclusive Employers Program. We look forward to being a resource to the Genesis at Work team to help address this need in our community,” says Nathan Beck, Transition and Employment Navigation Supervisor at Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.

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Scott Holland and his father, Bryan Holland

Scott Holland – and his customized employment success story – has served as the inspiration for the Genesis at Work Foundation, founded by his father, Bryan Holland, CEO of Genesis at Work. Read more about Scott’s story HERE.

Genesis at Work’s second annual Celebration Gala will take place October 7, 2023 from 6 to 10:30pm at the Sharonville Convention Center. The event is commemorating National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month in October.

The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner held in the Northern Lights Ballroom. The event will be hosted by Fritsch from the Jeff and Jenn Morning Show on Q102, and music will be provided by The Seasons. A meet and greet will occur with Reds players Doug Flynn, Ron Oester, and Billy Hatcher.

At the gala, the foundation will present 2023 meaningful work success stories and will share all the inclusive employer program members, in addition to two award presentations. There will also be a silent auction. To view the detailed invitation or to RSVP, please visit Celebration Gala or RSVP.

October 7, 2023 | 6:00 – 10:30pm
Sharonville Convention Center
Northern Lights Ballroom
11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio


$1,000 PER TABLE OF 10
Job seekers 13 years and older are welcome to attend free of charge. $70 for all job seeker’s caregivers.

We’ll be joined by former Reds players including Doug Flynn, Ron Oester, and Billy Hatcher! Get photos, autographs, and enjoy more surprises!

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