1. bring back (a previous right, practice, custom, or situation); reinstate.
Restoring Humanity is the powerful non-profit initiative born out of the collaboration of two independent corporations…
Staffing’s Logical Resource and People Help People
Our work is unique, intense and effective. We will not let our participants settle for anything less than the best.
Proud to be located and active in Westwood, today we have a serious vision to impact the economy in Cincinnati and our region:
“one individual, one company at a time”.
But our daily business isn’t limited to “just job preparedness, job placement, and life coaching”. While employment & mentorship is the core of our current work, when we see an opportunity to restore the humanity in a person, family, neighborhood, or organization, we will jump in – whatever that may look like!
Please see the end of this page where we make an important note on our organizational structure!
The Restoring Humanity philosophy:
When the everyday American talks about “the economy”, they really mean their personal pocketbook.
We have to remember this when we discuss the economy, watch news reports, and read economic data. For our purposes, we view “the economy” as the personal bottom line for an individual or for one organization. It is not the stock market. It is not gross domestic product. It isn’t trade negotiations. It isn’t even the price of oil per barrel and sometimes not even the national interest rate(s).
This distinction is why someone can hear on the news that “the economy” is getting “better” and still feel like there are no jobs and feel like they cannot afford gas!
“To coin a phrase, then, all economies are local! Most of the time, local down to my address.”
– Restoring Humanity Executive Director, Jason Lee Overbey, borrowing from the phrase, “All politics is local”, usually attributed to former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill
So keeping the definition of “the economy” very personal and local, we believe, and data explains, that the personal economy gets “better” when:
People have that “extra” income when there are jobs and those jobs pay a wages that are considered to be competitive.
We understand that companies do NOT create jobs. Companies supply jobs.
Strictly speaking, jobs are created, basically, because the individual is spending money in the marketplace and companies, therefore, have to add (or supply) new positions. Yes, it is an interlocking cycle. But the spending consumer created the need. The spending consumer can be an individual, a family, or an organization. Think about it: companies who shut down chiefly close because… people are not buying their product. They are making purchases because they don’t have cash flow to do it. They don’t have cash flow to do it mainly:
So our “all economies are local” philosophy is built around the two ideas that personal economies flourish when:
We are not naïve. We know the economy is global. We know far more complex variables factor into the equation. We know there are problems with the tax code and too much “big money” in politics. But this basic understanding that we live by does work to make a very big start.
Restoring Humanity wants to be a part of the solution to what is broken in this personal economy model. The program we launched, therefore, is powerfully
different from other so-called “jobs programs”. Our impact goes deeper and is more lasting.
From our internal management, philosophy, our curriculum, staffing, and our obligation to give back to other non-profits we accomplish that impact because we have a laser focus 3-point model:
The truth is, today’s workplace has changed. It will continue to change. The household has changed. Many families need alternating, so-called “temp” jobs. Many need 3rd shift. A lot of people are now working from home, virtually. Not everyone needs or fits into the 9 to 5. Let’s ask ourselves: “Are we going to force a person into 9 to 5?” What happens when a 9 to 5 isn’t readily available but a temp-to-hire job from 1 to 10 is?
Staffing’s Logical Resource provides REAL jobs for REAL situations. Jobs with flexibility and, yes, jobs with permanency. Placement is tailored, keeping in line with our People FIRST model.
Many of our positions are temp-to-hire, not temporary. And with our special partnerships, students get priority preference when a company extends a permanent offer. The honest answer is that a large segment of the employable are not served when staffing firm services are demonized and left out.
ALL students walk away from the Restoring Humanity workshop with powerful, actionable tools to find a job “on their own” if their individual plan leads us that way. But everyone can use a little help. And the mentor stays with students to give it. Reach out to us if you are interested in being a mentor!
A quick word on our legal structure:
Staffing’s Logical Resource, Inc. is its own separate corporation. People Help People, Inc. is its own separate non-profit.
In 2015, the two organizations underwent a dramatic reorganization of their entire operations and focus so they could work together solely to bring the Restoring Humanity program to our area. This partnership is becoming more and more common. Eight states (Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming) have passed legislation to specifically create such a partnership. They are called “low profit limited liability” companies or L3C. Ohio has considered the legislation but not passed it. Ohio will recognize formations of L3C created in another state.
The Restoring Humanity initiative opted to stay a program under the innovative, hybrid cooperation of two already existing and separate corporations. The established non-profit world is not only accepting the idea but promoting it to increase impact. There are many such hybrid structures. Here are some links where you can read more:
A few people who do not fully understand the legal hybrid cooperation have questions. In the interest of full transparency, Restoring Humanity easily eliminates possible concerns by our total accountability and openness. Indeed, we are non-profit 2.0 management and our management priority is integrity in all operations and to set an example for others:
We hope you share in our excitement about the potential for our hybrid cooperation and welcome you to contact us for more information, for resources or to join us on the path! Thank you.