Johnmark Oudersluys is passionate about creating large-scale platforms for people to positively impact communities. Leadership opportunities with volunteer organizations such as Give Back Cincinnati and New Orleans Rebuilding influenced his life. In 2010, Johnmark left corporate consulting to join CityLink as the sole staff of an organization chartered with creating a holistic path and hope for the one-third of Cincinnati's population living in poverty. Johnmark hails from Michigan where he attended Hope College and later pursued an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic and a Masters of International Development from Thunderbird. Johnmark, his wife, and two sons call Cincinnati home, and attend Crossroads Church.
CityLink Center simplifies the path for individuals seeking to break generational poverty through co-locating and integrating social services while fueling those services with volunteer support. Launched on a 60,000 square foot campus in Cincinnati in 2013, CityLink Center offers a holistic approach where clients can enter one place, create one plan, and be surrounded by the functional expertise of leading agencies to support that plan. Clients work towards obtaining degrees, jobs, financial literacy, and other skills while more than 500 volunteers support every step along the way. CityLink is a faith-based center supported by more than 20 churches and the greater Cincinnati community.