Tag : purpose

6 years, 3 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 […]

Charitable Scholar Student, Iraq Veteran Helps A WWII Veteran Stay In Her Home
6 years, 4 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, 5 months ago Comments Off on Writing For Movies Or Asking For Grants: Seven Questions To Sharpen Your Stories
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Now that Charitable Words has its IRS 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit, we’re preparing to ask for funding to do more Charitable Words Scholars assignments in the 2013-14 school year. That has involved finding guidance by pouring over pages of grant proposals by others – some good, some…let’s just say not “best practices” material.  Most […]

6 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Words Scholar’s Video Shows How Water Changes Lives in Nicaragua
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In the past few months, I have been working with Charitable Words Scholar Brandie Potzick on a video documentary she produced about her spring break trip to Nicaragua. Brandie, along with Charitable Words Scholars Kaytlyn Exeler and Kelsey Kennedy, traveled to Central America with Serve Beyond Cincinnati, a University of Cincinnati student group that “strives […]

6 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Friendship, Shared Journalistic Values: Charitable Words Scholars Goes Global
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Charitable Words Scholars‘ mission is to connect students interested in humanitarian work with nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati and around the globe. Most are assigned to local projects in areas such as literacy, education, children-at-risk, serving the elderly and supporting the arts here at home. But we also believe there’s a place for learning and lending […]

6 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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 […]

6 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Amid Tornado’s Aftermath, TV Journalist Uplifted By Finding Cincinnati Volunteers
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Charitable Words welcomes this guest post from Sara Celi, an anchor and reporter at Oklahoma City’s KFOR. The Cincinnati native was a reporter for WXIX Fox 19 from 2007-2011. and tells of encountering help from home as she was in the midst of covering the aftermath of the tornado that devastated much of Moore, OK, on May 22. By […]

Puppets Help Students Talk About Abuse
6 years, 7 months 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 […]