Category : Blog

3 weeks, 5 days ago Comments Off on Educator Turns Reporter For Summer And Restores Her Faith In Storytelling
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Elissa Yancey, vice-chair of The Charitable Words board and volunteer advisor, was awarded a six-month long fellowship with Images and Voices of Hope, a Florida-based nonprofit that focuses on storytelling in the form of  “Restorative Narratives – a term IVOH coined to describe a genre of stories that show how people and communities are learning to rebuild […]

Scholars' Impact May Be Measured Now; What They've Learned Promises More
2 months ago Comments Off on Scholars’ Impact May Be Measured Now; What They’ve Learned Promises More
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Charitable Words has connected more than 30 nonprofits with 70 students and recent graduates and hundreds of hours of pro bono engagement by our network of volunteer advisors. Their impact has been evident. Yet to be measured: The lifelong impact of purposeful scholarship, internship and special assignment experiences on their personal growth, and how much they […]

Enquirer Story Reports On Wordplay's 'Louder Than A Bomb' Documentary
2 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Enquirer Story Reports On Wordplay’s ‘Louder Than A Bomb’ Documentary
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When Cincinnati Enquirer business reporter Sydney Murray called and said she wanted to do a story about Charitable, it seemed right to invite one of our nonprofit partners to join the interview.  Wordplay Cincy’s executive director Libby Hunter seemed to be a good fit to talk about the video documentary being produced by Charitable Words […]

3 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Homeless Vets Finding Peace, Comfort, Community Through Mindfulness Project
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In an unusual and innovative collaboration and sponsorship, Charitable Words has connected homeless veterans in Cincinnati with “mindfulness and meditation” practices as therapies for addiction recovery, anxiety and pain. It sounds like an unlikely alliance – Stacy Sims, a novelist, playwright and Pilates educator and a roomful of streetwise homeless vets at Joseph House For […]

4 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Interns Work As Teams To Offer Diverse Skills To Nonprofits With Jobs To Be Done
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Charitable Words Scholars from around the state and across the river will bring diverse interests, experiences and skill sets to our nonprofit partners in Greater Cincinnati this summer. Their jobs will be to help nonprofits, often with scarce resources for marketing and communications, better their impact and best tell their stories. The Charitable Words Scholars […]

Summer Intern Assignments Available: Purposeful Work, Fair Pay For Students
4 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on Summer Intern Assignments Available: Purposeful Work, Fair Pay For Students
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Community Matters is a new nonprofit stemming off Lower Price Hill Community School, with a mission “to create opportunities with our communities that promote a more thriving and just city.” Charitable Words Scholars will assist Community Matters raise awareness and funding for a “Washing Well” worker-operated cooperative laundry. Photo: Cincinnati Enquirer   ‘Audience’ database will be […]

Bravo To Videographers And Nonprofit Partners For 'Good Stories, Told Well'
5 months, 2 weeks ago Comments Off on Bravo To Videographers And Nonprofit Partners For ‘Good Stories, Told Well’
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As Charitable Words enters its third year, we are not about to change our name. In 2012, our mission was to connect nonprofits and student interns and volunteer advisors to craft “Good Stories, Told Well.” The aim was to help nonprofits — often understaffed and short on marketing and communications resources — get their messages […]

NKU Video Team Produces Trailer For Documentary About Young Poets
5 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on NKU Video Team Produces Trailer For Documentary About Young Poets
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A Charitable Words Scholars team of videographers from Northern Kentucky University has produced a superb trailer for an upcoming documentary about the “Louder Than A Bomb” youth poetry festival. The NKU College of Informatics student videographers have been immersed in the project since October, hearing the words and seeing the progress of the student poets as […]

Collective Impact At Work: Thanks To Scholars, Volunteer Advisors, Sponsors
6 months ago Comments Off on Collective Impact At Work: Thanks To Scholars, Volunteer Advisors, Sponsors
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Charitable Words Scholars are on Spring 2015 assignments with a variety of nonprofits doing important work in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Here’s a shout-out to the scholars, advisors and sponsors engaged in “learning and lending a hand” to help nonprofits “better their impact and best tell their stories.” Charitable Words Scholars: Here are projects […]

Charitable Words, Against The Grain Scholars collaborate on 'Photo Voice'
6 months, 1 week ago Comments Off on Charitable Words, Against The Grain Scholars collaborate on ‘Photo Voice’

Students involved in “Photo Voice,” left to right: Aaron Ney (8th Grader at Madeira Middle School), Quy’lier Roland (7th Grader at St. Francis Seraph School), Matt Megois (8th Grader at Madeira Middle School), Mark Goodly (Sophomore at Taft High School), Charlie Schmitz (8th Grader at Madeira Middle School), Kiara Carson (Freshman at Seton High School) – Photo by Charitable Words […]