Tag : engaged philanthropy

Charitable Scholar Student, Iraq Veteran Helps A WWII Veteran Stay In Her Home
6 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Scholar Student, Iraq Veteran Helps A WWII Veteran Stay In Her Home

Charitable Words Scholar and Marine Veteran of Iraq Tyler Bell’ produced a video about 98-year-old World War II combat nurse Anna Fields during his internship with People Working Cooperatively. The video raised awareness for its “Ramp It Up For Veterans” which went on to raise $290,000 by Veterans Day. The nonprofit’s work helped Anna remain […]

6 years, 10 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 […]

So Far So Good, But Much Remains To Be Done By Charitable Words Scholars
6 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on So Far So Good, But Much Remains To Be Done By Charitable Words Scholars
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Since the launch of its pilot project last fall, Charitable Words Scholars has connected 10 students interested in humanitarian work with nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati and around the globe. Several more assignments are pending for the summer and fall. Our goal for next year is to double that number and scale up to do much more going forward. […]

6 years, 11 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 […]

Puppets Help Students Talk About Abuse
7 years ago Comments Off on Puppets Help Students Talk About Abuse
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Sharing stories about the good nonprofits do is what Charitable Words does. The best communication is not through grant proposals with tedious, insider jargon intended to impress funders. Simple stories with real-people anecdotes and metrics that show the true impact of the work.  And visuals. Pictures, videos — not of the board of the directors […]

Our Scholars Are Changing Their World, The Word 'Acetylenic' Won't Stop Them
7 years ago Comments Off on Our Scholars Are Changing Their World, The Word ‘Acetylenic’ Won’t Stop Them
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Charitable Words Scholars Sarah Jernigan, Tia Garcia and advisory board member Elissa Yancey are amazing people who do a lot of important things to change the world. Charitable Words was proud and privileged that they represented our team at the Literacy Network’s 23rd annual Spelling Bee Thursday night at the Holy Grail restaurant on Cincinnati’s bank’s restaurant row. Quality people: […]

7 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on Hard Lesson In Life: Fail Often, Fail Early
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In a small office on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati, with a laptop, hot spot and white board, Charitable Words was created in the fall of 2012. I had an idea of what it might be but no clue how to do it. As a graduate student, I studied the concepts behind entrepreneurship and social […]

7 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Signs of a #CollectiveAction Success
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I was invited to an event at The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood last week. I have been traveling and not great with details on my calendar. I just showed up not really knowing what I was getting in to. I trust when friends say, “You need to be there,” I need to be […]

A Report From, A Return To Portland
7 years, 6 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 […]

So Much to Say, So Little Time
7 years, 7 months ago 5
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I’ve endured my share of hours-long presentations featuring 60-slide powerpoint decks and tedious monotone speakers. In my world, that’s when I get my calendar organized, appointments made and tweets sent about the mysterious chicken on my plate. Mercifully, a trend has emerged that understands our time-starved lives and attention-deficit culture. You may have seen or […]