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On The Ground: Walnut Hills Historical Society collaborates for preservation and progress

Sue Plummer, organizing member of the Walnut Hills Historical Society, describes the people, places and projects that are working to highlight the community's rich heritage.

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CPA lauds projects preserving the urban fabric, identity of Cincinnati

At its annual meeting on Nov. 13, the Cincinnati Preservation Association announced the winners of its 2016 Preservation Awards. Twelve commercial and residential projects around Greater Cincinnati received awards.

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On The Ground in Walnut Hills: Preserving iconic abolitionist-era Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe work within the Walnut Hills community to preserve the author's iconic family homestead and introduce the legacy of abolitionism to a new generation.

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On the Ground: Green tide sweeps across Walnut Hills

Renewed placemaking efforts in Walnut Hills include a growing number of pocket parks, community gardens and other outdoor spaces, many of which were once places of vacancy and blight.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills leaders join forces for holistic community health

On the heels of a 2013 health report that underscored the importance of perceptions, Walnut Hills groups work to expand programs that go beyond the physical to support holistic community wellness.

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Frederick Douglass School plans bright future, explores community-focused model

Since its early days as a safe haven for black students, Frederick Douglass School has experienced significant decline, but a handful of passionate administrators, parents and community members are hoping to change that refrain by introducing new community-oriented goals and programs.

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On The Ground in Walnut Hills: A tale of two education systems

With an array of private, parochial options and one beleaguered neighborhood school, many in Walnut Hills are fighting to change the perception that good education is only for the privileged.

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On The Ground: Old businesses and new tell economic story of Walnut Hills

In its heyday, Walnut Hills was thriving as a diverse, mixed-income community. After decades of dwindling investment, the community has created a united front to bring the neighborhood back to viability while honoring the diverse heritage of its people and economy.  

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills serves as pilot backdrop in local efforts to bolster middle class

Multimedia documentarians Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley from Cincy Stories will help reveal the people, places and projects driving progress in Walnut Hills, pilot neighborhood for Soapbox's new On The Ground series.


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Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.

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SVP Fast Pitch finalists share innovative solutions for a better Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners Cincinnati hosted its third annual Fast Pitch competition last week, when eight nonprofits shared their stories in front of judges and a sold-out crowd eager to hear about new social innovations.


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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.

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2015 was a huge year for Cincinnati innovation

We recap Soapbox’s 2015 innovation and entrepreneurship coverage in order to stand back and marvel at the startup community's collective accomplishments while getting ready for more to come.
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