In Photos: People's Liberty 2017 Haile Fellows pass the torch to usher in 2018 recipients


Appreciative guests came together on March 6 to celebrate Passing the Torch to new 2018 Haile Fellows at People's Liberty on Elm Street across from Findlay Market.


The prestigious Haile Fellowship is awarded each year by People's Liberty to two highly motivated individuals who receive $100,000 each to spend the year solving a significant challenge or create a unique opportunity in Greater Cincinnati.

Each of the 2017 Haile Fellows organized distinct community member groups and used traditional media production, gathering events and digital media to spread their message. 

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Haile Fellow Tracy Brumfield developed six issues of an every other month newspaper called RISE with a circulation of 5,000 plus a digital companion site. RISE, which stands for Reenter into Society Empowered, targets those that are currently incarcerated in the county jail with information about re-entry services to make these vital resources more widely known.

You can learn more about Tracy's story here.

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Tamia Stinson modeled her ambitious project around “Le Book” which she first saw in London. Tamia started Tether Cincinnati gathering local image makers including creative designers, photographers, wardrobe and hair stylists, models, fashion designers and makeup artists using a series of networking events to encourage new teams to meet and work together. The print sourcebook has been distributed to local, regional and national agencies to showcase  Cincinnati's extensive image maker ecosystem.

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After months of 1:1 conversations with interested applicants and weeks of deliberation over applications and finalist interviews, Eric Avner of Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and People's Liberty announced the two winners of the 2018 Haile Fellowship.

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Elisa Hoffman will spend her Fellowship year creating School Board School, a first-of-its-kind program focused on training individuals elected to local school boards with the skills and knowledge they need to be effective from the moment they take office.

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Nicole Armstrong believes that Greater Cincinnati can be a national leader when it comes to gender equity in the workplace. Nicole will spend her Fellowship year developing Queen City Certified, the first locally-focused gender equity certification process for Cincinnati-based businesses and organizations.

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Supported by the People's Liberty team, Elisa and Nicole join a growing list of grantees dedicated to positively impacting our communities.
 

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