Category : Building Bridges

Charitable Words, Against The Grain Scholars collaborate on 'Photo Voice'
2 years, 7 months 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 […]

3 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Xavier University ‘X-LINK’ Students Share Stories of Local Businesses

Charitable Words Scholars is partnering with Xavier University’s Williams College of Business on an innovation program to connect local businesses and nonprofits with undergraduate and MBA students in “experiential-based learning” projects.  Here is a guest post by Owen Raisch, X-LINK’s founding director. By Owen Raisch Xavier University In cities nationwide, locally-owned and independent businesses remain the […]

3 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on ‘Buy Cincy’ Promotes Local Shopping

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 […]

3 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Words Celebrates One Year, Plans Focus Areas, Internships For 2014

It’s been a year since Charitable Words was born on a white board in a small office in an elegant but aging historic building on Main Street, Cincinnati. The office has not changed much. The world around us has plenty. And 18 Charitable Words Scholars assigned to “learning and lending a hand” with nonprofits have […]

4 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Scholars: New Assigments, A Review, And Ready for The Next School Year

It’s mid-July and classroom bells seem far away, at least to students enjoying the summer break. But Charitable Words Scholars is laying ground work to connect students with nonprofits as interns and on service learning and special assignment projects for the 2013-14 school year. Since the launch of its pilot project last fall, Charitable Words […]

4 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Words Scholars Study, Share Lessons On Green Growing, Healthy Food
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With assignments at Gorman Heritage Farm’s Summer Farm Camp, Charitable Words Scholars moves into new territory with high school and pre-college service learning internships. We think we’ve found two winning students and a wonderful program to blaze the trail. Daniel Funk and Katelyn Berry will be working as counselors with 350 campers ages 4-18 to […]

Seeing The Roar Of The Crowd At Reds Game Benefiting The Deaf Community
4 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Seeing The Roar Of The Crowd At Reds Game Benefiting The Deaf Community

Rain stopped the Reds-Phillies game at a scoreless tie in the middle of the 9th but that didn’t dampen the night for the crowd from St. Rita’s School for the Deaf (the Reds won the next day, 1-0). Charitable Words Scholars hosted 10 students from the school at “Dummy Hoy Night,” honoring major league baseballs’ first […]

A Report From, A Return To Portland
4 years, 10 months ago 1

Hello, Portland. It’s great to see you again. Haven’t been here since 1978. How you have changed, in a good way I must say. Me, too. Last time I was here I was a 30-year-old prairie editor of 3,800 daily newspaper from Little Falls, Minnesota. I was an idealistic, energetic post-Watergate journalist who hoped to […]