Agency News & Press

Brighton Center Named Best Place to Work Finalist

August 17, 2022

Brighton Center is thrilled to be named a 2022 Best Places to Work Finalist! The awards are an annual program of the Cincinnati Business Courier celebrating organizations in Greater Cincinnati that rate high in workforce satisfaction. This is a true testament to our amazing staff and organizational culture. 


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Directors Participate in LNK Education Day

April 07, 2022

Recently, Ellen Bates, Workforce Development Director, and Dellisa Ford-Edwards, Early Childhood Education Director, had the opportunity to participate and lend their expertise as panelists on Leadership Northern Kentucky Education Day. Ellen and Dellisa shared the importance of education at all levels, from early childhood to post-secondary, and the overall workforce connection across the education continuum. We are lucky to have Ellen and Dellisa's leadership in our workforce development and early childhood education work!

Job Fair

April 07, 2022

Join us Thursday, July 14th from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Brighton Center in Newport to learn all about our employment opportunities, the incredible team you can be part of, and how we make a difference every day in the lives of others. View opportunities:


March 29, 2022

Brighton Center will be hosting 3 MyFreeTax events this week. If you still need to complete your taxes, this is a great option! MyFreeTax Events are self-help events. You will need to bring all tax documents and you will complete your taxes for free using the provided technology. You can even bring your own laptop!

VITA Volunteers and Brighton Center Staff will be onsite to assist with the MyFreeTaxes software and to answer any tax questions that may come up. Visit for a list of tax documents needed.


March 29, 2022: 12:30 pm - 5 pm
Kentucky Career Center 1324 Madison Ave, Covington, KY

Wednesday, March 30, 2022: 12 pm - 5 pm
City Heights Rec Hall 2500 Todd Street, Covington, KY

Friday, April 1, 2022: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Center for Employment Training 601 Washington Ave, Newport, KY
This will include a 90-minute presentation about how to use MyFreeTaxes and Basic Tax Education.
The open session for MyFreeTaxes will begin at 2 PM until 3:30.

Use the list below to gather all the documents and forms you’ll need to get started with Free Tax Prep. Any item with a star (*) is mandatory; without it, you will be unable to access Free Tax Prep. All other items are highly recommended. For a full list of documents required to file taxes visit the Checklist for Free Tax Return Preparation | Internal Revenue Service (

  • Income information: All W-2, 1099 forms, and other information for income received in 2020 by you, spouse, and dependent(s). *
  • Photo identification for primary individual(s) filing the return (you/spouse). *
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards for everyone listed on the return (you, spouse, and dependents or children). *
  • Birth dates of everyone listed on the return (you, spouse, and dependents or children). *
  • Last year’s tax return.
  • Information about your stimulus payment — also known as an economic impact payment (EIP). You may have IRS Notice 1444 or other records showing your EIP amount.
  • Information about your Advanced Child Tax Credit payments. - IRS Letter 6419, Advance Child Tax Credit Reconciliation, if applicable
  • A canceled check or bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit. IRS recommends this to receive your refund as soon as possible.
  • Identity Protection PIN, if one has been issued to you, your spouse, or your dependents by the IRS.
  • Credit and deduction documentation.

Questions? Call (859) 491-8303

Brighton Center’s Opportunity House Accepting Applications for Fall 2022 Opening

February 16, 2022

(Newport, Kentucky – January 18, 2022) Brighton Center's newest program, Opportunity House, is now accepting applications for young adults ages 18-24.

Opportunity House is an innovative project in Northern Kentucky to develop post-secondary educational opportunities and stable housing for these young adults 18-24, ultimately leading to educational success, employment, and self-sufficiency. Opportunity House will provide the support and pathway to labor market success for those who traditionally have experienced many barriers to complete education beyond high school and ensure they have a bright future and the best quality of life possible.

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Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training

January 21, 2022

(Newport, Kentucky – January 18, 2022) Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training (CET) is excited to announce the launch of a Human Resources and Payroll Specialist skill division beginning Monday, January 24, 2022. 

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Northern Kentucky Chamber’s NKYP Steering Committee for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year

January 12, 2022

Recently, the Northern Kentucky Chamber's NKYP announced the 11 members of its Steering Committee for the 2021-22 fiscal year and our very own Workforce Development Director, Ellen Bates is on the Committee. Congratulations Ellen! Read more about the new Steering Committee members and how you can get involved in Northern Kentucky's young professional business community at


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Trades to Success

January 06, 2022

Trades to Success will host its next cohort beginning on January 18 and running through February 4. There will a daytime cohort and an evening cohort. The daytime cohort will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the evening cohort will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both cohorts will take place at Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training located at 601 Washington Ave, in Newport, Kentucky.


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Holiday Drive

January 04, 2022

We are so grateful for this amazing community of support. Through the generosity of so many donors, volunteers, and supporters, we were able to provide over 650 families, through our Annual Holiday Drive, with food and toys for the kids. Thank You to each and everyone who made this possible!

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Bridges to Career Opportunities Report Features CET Customer

August 13, 2021

We are extremely thankful for LISC Greater Cincinnati and Citi Foundation their 3-year investment in pathways for upward mobility at our Center for Employment Training. Their recent impact report featured one of our Health Technology Administration trainees, Gloria. You can read all about it by clicking here 

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