Two years ago, WCPO featured a story on life-long Lower Price Hill resident, Kimmi Washburn. The story talked about Kimmi’s journey as a young mom who worked hard to graduate at the top of her class from Oyler School, obtain her associate’s degree, and find meaningful work to help support her family. The story also talked about the systems, like the benefit’s cliff and wage gap for women in the workforce, that make it difficult for families experiencing poverty to “get ahead,” and it talked about our long term partnership with Kimmi to support the goals she continues to set for her family.
Today, WCPO released a follow-up to that story. We are so proud of the progress Kimmi and her whole family have made over these last two years! Kimmi now works within the Lower Price Hill neighborhood and is Vice President of the community council, Brandon oversees the Washing Well laundromat, Haylee is succeeding in school, and the family will soon move into their new home thanks to a partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Kimmi is relentless, and her commitment to both her family and to the Lower Price Hill community is an every day inspiration for our team. We are so grateful that we have been able to walk alongside her for the last 9 years!