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Charitable Scholars Eleni Balli, Josie Ridgeway-Rader and Jessica Littrell have been on assignment with “Opening Minds through Art,” a program of Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center. Here is their report from the field:   Opening Minds through Art (OMA) aims to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers by creating a failure-free atmosphere, which is shared by […]

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What would you think about getting a 200 percent return on investment on your charitable contributions? A hundred dollars returns twice that in social impact or helps a student with the rising costs of college. A thousand or two and you – or you and a group of friends – helps a student help a […]

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 […]

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Charitable Scholar Brandie Potzick isn’t finished with last year’s assignment. Brandie did a great job last year on a “Serve Beyond Cincinnati” spring break trip to Nicaragua, working on clean and sustainable water projects. Her documentary about the work of Amigos for Christ continues to set a standard of excellence on Charitable Words’ You Tube […]

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By Brittany York Three nonprofit organizations were recognized and rewarded for their work at the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch program Wednesday night at The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Faces without Places won top honors and a $5,000 grant sponsored by The Strive Partnership. The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky was awarded $1,500 by Charitable […]

2 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off

By Brittany York Thursday evening will bring more than 300 individuals together for a celebration—not just a celebration in the literal sense with cocktails, food and auction items—but also, and more importantly, a celebration of the stories shared by those who are a testament to the efforts and work being done by the Literacy Network […]

Glassblowers Create Art For Alzheimer's
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University of Cincinnati communications major Rachael Shepler is on assignment with The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Jim Callaway, a professional news and commercial photographer, is a Charitable Words volunteer advisor. Here is Charitable Words project manager Brittany York’s report on Rachael’s first “professional” photo assignment. By Brittany York, Charitable Words Charitable Words Scholar Rachael Shepler […]

3 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off
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Charitable Words welcomes Brittany York as project manager as we prepare to build on “Learning and “Lending a Hand” programs in 2014. More to come soon, but look for expanded Charitable Words Scholars internships with more nonprofit and college partners and increased engagement by a growing network of volunteer advisors. And, of course, many more […]

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Imagine a student intern assigned to awaken the memories and engage in the wonders of life with an 80-year-old dementia patient. Put an advisor with a doctorate in person-centered care for the aging at her side. Imagine a 20-year-old journalism student assigned to a media campaign for a nonprofit’s fundraising event. Experienced writers, photographers and […]

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Amid the backlash against chain stores opening as early as 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and exploiting the holidays in general, one Greater Cincinnati nonprofit has a positive and constructive alternative. Shop local and support your neighbors. The “Buy Cincy Holiday Event” is organized by the Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance (CiNBA), a nonprofit dedicated to building […]