Charitable Scholars On Assignments, ‘Learning And Lending A Hand’

Charitable Scholars On Assignments, 'Learning And Lending A Hand'
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Charitable Scholars and alumni are on jobs with several area nonprofits as the “Learning and Lending A Hand” program matures into its second year.

Their contributions are adding up in measurable terms of collective impact. Students, and the engagement of a network of volunteer professional advisors, are providing valuable resources to nonprofits in need. It’s a win-win-win. For students, nonprofits and those they serve. That internships greatly increase the likelihood of students getting jobs and staying in their community to continue to give back, well, add another win for all.

Thanks to the scholars, advisors, nonprofit partners, friends and supporters for all you do.

But there’s so much more work to be done.

Here are some current assignments and activities:

Rachel Kellerman

Rachel Kellerman, a journalism graduate from Northern Kentucky University, is on assignment and available as a photographer for nonprofit events in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

The featured photo above shows Rachel’s camera capturing the magic when Constella Festival founder and violinist Tatiana Berman collaborated with musician/writer Zak Morgan to bring a music and storytelling program to Wordplay, a creative writing center and caring, comfortable learning place for students K-12 (more photos here). Her next assignment will be The Family Nurturing Center’s Blue Ribbon recognition event April 1.

As a photojournalist, Rachel specializes in people and food photography with a style consisting of honest imagery. Rachel has assisted various commercial photographers in town including Chris Smith, Brian Ambs, and Gary Kessler.

Lauren Lovett

photo (8)Lauren Lovette, University of Cincinnati, will intern with Wordplay Cincy’s “Enter Stage Write” project. Wordplay will collaborate with The Requiem Project to partner some of the city’s most talented writers and performers with high school students who have who have or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. The project will provide “a community of support aound the creation of a public performance about their life experiences.”

Lauren, who experienced homelessness in her high school years, will bring her writing and storytelling skills to the nine-week autobiographical performance workshop, concluding with a public performance May 10. Pending financial sponsorship, the students’ work will be compiled for publication.

(Pictured, poet and author Pauletta Hansel and Charitable Scholar Lauren Lovette at a Wordplay discussion about writing).

Sarah Kramer


Sarah Kramer is a Cincinnati native studying photojournalism in The School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. She graduated from Seton High School in 2011. In her time at Ohio University, Sarah has worked as a photographer and picture editor for Ohio University’s independent newspaper, The Post, and is currently working as a videographer and editor on a multimedia project that benefits local Athens nonprofits.

Sarah will work with Adopt A Book and The Literacy Network on a collaborative project to encourage children and families to read. She also will work with The Family Nurturing Center on photos for a fall event recognizing partners who support work for child abuse prevention.

The new assignments bring the number of scholars and alumni to more than 30 since Charitable Scholars?Learning and Lending a Hand started in 2012. Our ability to do more depends on your support. Here’s how you may help a student learn, earn funds for education expenses, and help understaffed nonprofits get important jobs done.

(Charitable Scholars does not solicit or manage funding – all contributions should be directed to an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner or educational scholarship program).

Our network of students and alumni are ready and willing to “learn and lend a hand” with many skills, including awareness campaigns, crowdfunding, events and multimedia projects. Students also work in specialized areas of study, such as person-centered care for the aging and literacy and lifelong learning skills for all ages. In other words, if you have any jobs to be done, Charitable Scholars will help connect your organization with students and advisors capable of doing them. Just ask.

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