Contacts

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+1 800 123 456 789

United We Work is a program developed by United Way of Southeast Missouri in collaboration with the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA), area employers, social service agencies, and banking partners. A lack of reliable transportation was listed by job seekers, employers, and employees as a key obstacle to obtaining and maintaining steady employment. United We Work is being launched with considerable funding from Healthy Blue Missouri as we seek additional funding. The program is designed to help entry-level employees overcome obstacles to employment and self-sufficiency. 

United We Work has three main goals:
  1. Provide transportation to new employees who do not have a reliable means of getting to and from work.
  2. Empower new employees with basic budgeting knowledge and the incentive to save a small portion of their earnings to provide for future transportation.
  3. Create relationships between entry-level workers and banking partners to assist with financial matters, including credit repair, micro loans, and long-term financial needs.
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What to expect

United We Work is structured to help employees save for future transportation needs to eventually bear the full cost of transportation.

MONTH 1: Eligible employees will receive coupons for round-trip transportation from their home to their place of employment.
MONTH 2: Employee will contribute 50% of the round-trip cost.
MONTH 3: Employee uses savings to pay full cost of transportation.
Program Participant Requirements
  • Must have limited transportation options to be eligible
  • Must complete application and return to UWSEMO with supervisor’s signature
  • Must get own transportation for first two days
  • Within first two weeks of employment, must meet with a participating bank partner listed below to create a budget and establish banking accounts, if needed. 

Participating Financial Institutions

Jennifer Redinger
3427 William St Cape Girardeau 63701
jredinger@bankofmissouri.com
573-335-3100
  • Work with employees with bad credit/debt
  • Personal financial coach to help create a budget and establish accounts
  • Free checking & free savings accounts (check with bank for limitations)
  • Willing to make microloans beginning at $500
Rebecca Ensey
2527 William St Cape Girardeau 63703
rensey@fscb.com
573-290-3794
  • Work with employees with bad credit/debt
  • Personal financial coach to help create a budget and establish accounts
  • Free checking and savings accounts (check with bank for limitations)