Category : Lifelong Learning

Charitable Scholars On Assignments, 'Learning And Lending A Hand'
9 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Scholars On Assignments, ‘Learning And Lending A Hand’

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 […]

9 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on ‘Handbags for Hope’ To Benefit Literacy

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 […]

9 years, 8 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 […]

9 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Never Too Early, Never Too Late To Make A Difference In Reading Skills, Literacy

Faces of learning at all ages  A “Read Aloud 15 Minutes” father reading The reading tubs at Wordplay Cincy Charitable Words Scholar Sarah Jernigan with GED students Literacy Network’s Hope Award winner Herman Overby, who learned to read so that he could read the bible to his grandchildren   Last week I posted about Read Aloud 15 Minutes, […]

Charitable Words Scholar's Field Report:  'A Feeling Of Family' At Education Center
10 years, 3 months ago 4

University of Cincinnati communications junior Sarah Jernigan is an intern on assignment to Cincinnati’s East End Adult Education Center. Here is her report from the field, shown working with students James and Denise. Thanks for the important work you are doing, Sarah. And thanks to the center for hosting her as a Charitable Words Scholar. […]

Literacy Network: A Good Story, Told Well
10 years, 4 months ago 3

In previous posts, Charitable Words discussed the importance of having a strong story to convey the importance of your cause and the effectiveness of your efforts. In the words of nonprofit communications expert Lori Jacobwith: “No numbers without stories, no stories without numbers.” Donors and supporters look for measurable “outcomes” — the scale of the […]