Charitable Words Scholars Partnering With PWC To ‘Ramp It Up For Veterans’

Charitable Words Scholars Partnering With PWC To 'Ramp It Up For Veterans'
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Charitable Words Scholars will partner once again with People Working Cooperatively in its 2014 ‘Ramp It Up For Veterans’ Campaign to produce multimedia and other awareness strategies.

Last year, a video produced by Charitable Words Scholar Tyler Bell, a University of Cincinnati student and Marine veteran of Iraq, was instrumental in helping People Working Cooperatively raise $290,000 by Veterans’ Day.  Tyler’s video told the touching story about how PWC’s ‘Ramp It Up For Veterans” volunteers helped 98-year-old World War II combat nurse Anna Fields stay in her home. Since 2012, the program has served over 2,500 veterans with critical home repairs and modifications.

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And again, this year we are proud that another student veteran will be joining the team.

Rachel Kellerman and Sheilah Day

Rachel Kellerman, a graduate of Northern Kentucky University, will be lead producer on the project. Sheilah Day, a Gateway Community College student and U.S. Army National Guard veteran will be associate producer.  Sheilah, who is studying information technology at Gateway’s Northern Kentucky campus, is a Gulf War veteran and served as a helicopter pilot, training coordinator and aviation platoon leader. She will be provide technical and project management support.

SERVICE TO THOSE WHO SERVED

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A scene from an upcoming Charitable Words Scholars video about Warrior Canine Connection,a Menlo Park VA Hospital program that connects service dogs and wounded warriors.

Over the summer, Rachel spent time in northern California working with the Palo Alto Veterans Research Institute and students at Stanford University’s School of Medicine on a multimedia project helping the organizations tell their stories about research into depression and PTSD among veterans of all eras. She will return in the fall to continue that collaborative work.

Service to Those Who Served is an important Charitable Words area of focus. Please let us know if you know of any student veterans interested in an internship or special assignment with an organization serving veterans of all eras.

AGING WITH DIGNITY

Personal Guardianship Services: A story of caring and compassion

Charitable Words Scholars Brittany York (University of Cincinnati) and Tyler Mechlem (Cincinnati State) joined Rachel over the summer to help a Greater Cincinnati nonprofit tell its story of “being there with caring and compassion for those who may have nowhere else, no one else to turn to to make important life decisions.

The Scholars worked on “good stories, told well” with web site design and multimedia content, social media and other ways to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s mission, community impact and needs for board development, volunteers and funding support.
                      
Rachel produced this video telling the story of the good work being done by Personal Guardianship Services.

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Charitable Words Scholars fields of focus:

AGING WITH DIGNITY
SERVICE TO THOSE WHO SERVED
LIFELONG LEARNING
ARTS FOR ALL
BUILDING BRIDGES
ONE WORLD

Thank you for your support

As we enter another school year, Charitable Words Scholars will be looking for more opportunities to partner with nonprofits for positive community impact.

There is no shortage of work to be done at nearly 8,000 nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati and 1.8 million nationwide – the fastest-growing sector of the economy and 10 percent of jobs.  But their budgets and staffing are limited and students with a “passion for purpose” can make a significant impact. 

We will need more students, recent graduates, volunteer advisors and connections to pro bono resources.

And, of course, we need funding. 

Please click on this SUPPORT page give what you can – every dollar helps.

Thank you.

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