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Cincinnati's 4th largest neighborhood is also home to the nation's second oldest zoo, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Burnet Avenue runs through the neighborhood and serves as headquarters for two of the top hospitals and research centers for kids, the Children's Hospital Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital for Children. The neighborhood also abuts the city's top schools for higher ed, both Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati's main campus.
Single mothers and children hit hardest by poverty in Cincinnati
Monday, June 23, 2014
Cincinnati ranks second in the US for childhood poverty. Groups like The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation are working to break down the barriers that keep single mothers from rising above the poverty line.
Nonprofit groups offer prescription for boosting community health
Friday, April 25, 2014
Cincinnati suffers from a wide disparity in health outcomes, and poverty and race are among the biggest culprits. Yet a network of local organizations is combating the health challenges facing our city.
Neighborhood improvement: The 90-day plan
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, the three-month Neighborhood Enhancement Program focuses on developing the assets of Cincinnati neighborhoods.
Speaking for the trees: Campaign aims to avert canopy-loss crisis
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Taking Root campaign is an eight-county effort to educate the community about the crises affecting our trees. The end goal is to restore our tree canopy by 2020 by planting 2 million trees.
#GivingTuesday: How to join in today's national celebration locally
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
There were more days than ever to kick off the holiday shopping season this year, but there’s another movement at work—#GivingTuesday—which encourages individuals to take the same fervor they have for Black Friday, and apply it to giving.
Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility
Andrew Welsh & Brittany York
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.
Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods
John Kachuba & Elissa Yancey
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.
Demand Better Cincinnati
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
This week marks the launch of a new
series: Demand Better Cincinnati. We'll explore a new issue each week and sift through what's been done, what's being done and how we can push our current and future leaders to, well, demand better.
Metro blazes new trails with green efforts
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Metro has been "going green" for more than 25 years, but partnerships with progressive organizations have helped it broaden sustainability efforts.
School-based Health Centers offer innovative approach to educational barriers
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
The arithmetic is pretty simple. Medical care plus students equals a boost in attendance and graduates. That's why Cincinnati Public Schools’ school-based health center nurses offer preventive and follow-up healthcare, as well as old-fashioned TLC, to a growing number of students.
$29.5M grant, neighbor-focused plans boost Avondale housing revitalization efforts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
What happens when the city, neighborhood advocates and a national redevelopment firm collaborate to transform outdated and underutilized public housing in Avondale? They snag a $29.5M federal grant aimed at holistic renewal.
Kolar finds success at intersection of brand, architecture, interiors
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Whether she’s helping design Cincinnati’s newest riverfront park or transforming hospitals by blending graphic and industrial design with architecture, Kelly Kolar revels in integrating her passions to create massive, holistic change.
World of Opportunities Expands Through Grace of CincyDance
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
CincyDance! targets third-graders in city schools where students may have no other exposure to ballet, and uses the language of dance to build confidence and bridge communication barriers.
Unleashing Uptown's Inner Dynamo
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A team of developers, city officials and UC administrators have big things in mind for Uptown. This week in Soapbox, key members of this visionary group speak to the motivations, aspirations and potential payoffs for the mega-development they are spearheading.
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ArtsWave gives $45,000 to five Place Matters neighborhoods
This year, ArtsWave will award grants to five of LISC’s Place Matters neighborhoods—Avondale, Covington, Madisonville, Price Hill and Walnut Hills—totaling $45,000.
Nourish Yourself offers healthy, home-cooked meals to busy clients
Neighborhood Asset Mapping tool focuses on neighborhoods' strengths
Come Home Cincinnati initiative to increase home ownership, redevelop vacant areas
New online tool aims to keep Cincinnati residents engaged in their neighborhoods
Five Uptown organizations receive awards for community commitment
City Hall launches app as a community-organizing tool
Big plans in the works for Cincinnati
City-owned property near Zoo to become public property
X-Lab offers startups opportunities, expertise, community
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Financial Opportunity Center offers new model for social service in Cincinnati
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s leading community-development support organization, has developed a new model to help struggling individuals and family progress to state of stability.
Metro now offers stored-value cards to riders
The Happy Maladies want YOU to write their next album
CincyMusic Spotlight hits airwaves
TEDx hosted by Xavier University for second year
Intern in Ohio program launches today, connects students with internships
Thinking outside the box: Home bakery turns Gail Yisreal into cake boss
BIOSTART moves toward service-based model
Airway Therapeutics helps premature infants with healthy lung development
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NKY veteran to receive free home repairs
Raymond Muench says he’s grateful for those in his life—like the individuals at People Working Cooperatively and the volunteers from Home Depot’s Repair Affair—who are able to provide him help when it’s needed.
Macy's Kids, Cultures, Critters and Crafts Festival offers $1 zoo admission
Occupational therapist founds volunteer group for Summit clients
Rooted communities at The Civic Garden Center
From empathy to advocacy after SNAP challenge
Local United Way leads nation in measuring social, emotional skills in youth
Cincinnati Zoo event aims to help restore region's tree canopy
Cincinnati Public Library merges literacy with art
Save Local Waters and Cincinnati Zoo promote rain barrels through art initiative
Library adds to digital collection, streams film and TV
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Cincinnati In The News
Newborn Buffalo Zoo rhino calf conceived with deceased Cincinnati Zoo rhino's sperm
The Cincinnati Zoo says a female Indian rhino calf born recently in New York was produced by artificial insemination using sperm from a now-dead Cincinnati rhino. Zoo officials call the calf born June 5 at the Buffalo Zoo a victory for endangered ...
Source: ABC News
Public Library of Cincinnati gets five-star rating
Cincinnati named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live
Endangered rhino born via artificial insemination
Source: Today Show
Cincinnati Zoo's restaurant greenest in United States
Source: USA Today
Struggling women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio home that will become a boutique hotel
Source: The Washington Post
Gorillification: How to be a surrogate primate mom
Source: CBS Morning News
Children's Hospital uses horticulture to grow hope
Source: Horticulture Magazine
Cincinnati zoo gets record $5 million donation from foundation of late Reds owner Marge Schott
Source: Washington Post
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, unsung hero
Source: Workers World
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