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The David Project is one of the four young professional community building projects the Jewish Federation giving circle funded.

Innovation fund giving circle pools $80,000 for arts, culture, community building grants

Next fall, the Jewish Innovation Fund will bring a new festival of arts and culture to Washington Park. It is one of four projects backed by an $80,000 grant from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which aims to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich Jewish history by writing its next chapter.

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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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Chamber designs holiday homecoming to retain young professionals

Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, so the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, with support from C-Change Class 11, is combining a number of holiday events into one larger event.

Frederick Douglass Elementary garden club

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.

eric avner, peoples liberty

IDEALAB to showcase Cincinnati's talent and innovation

On Dec. 8, the Haile Foundation, People's Liberty, Issue Media Group and Soapbox will host IDEALAB. The event will focus on funding talent-led initiatives, and some of Cincinnati's most innovative projects.

Kathryne Gardette and Baba Charles Miller

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.  

Zanele Fotofocus

Sixty exhibitions from CAC to CAM at FotoFocus biennial

Sixty FotoFocus exhibitions and over 100 events opened at the photography and lens-based 2016 art biennial, “The Undocument,” which started Oct. 1 and runs through January.

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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.

The 1310 Bandits Film Group

Immersive 'idea lab' celebrates artists as community leaders

Artspace's annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab" on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

This year's Oktoberfest moved to an area between Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm.

Soapdish: Three fall festivals relocate to mixed reviews

A look back on three September festivals — Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic and MidPoint Music Festival — that changed locations this year with varying degrees of success.

Love in an Elevator: sex + city planning will feature speakers from a number of Cincinnati sectors.

Join Molly Wellman, Chris Seelbach, Amy Lind at Soapbox city planning panel

Soapbox invites you to join a discussion on the city's efforts to design buildings and shared spaces that maximize interaction, maybe even love.

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Speaker Series highlights Cincinnati's collaborative food industry

On Aug. 24, Soapbox hosted another Speaker Series event, which focused on Cincinnati's innovative food economy. A handpicked panel provided insight into what it takes to become a food entrepreneur, and how different organizations can help.

The Tillers

Whispering Beard founders look beyond festival weekend to "build a lifetime"

Five friends explain how they developed an annual folk festival in an Indiana campground to "rear" area musicians and fans into a movement and a community.


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Joi Sears lends an artistic eye to social change

Cincinnati artist and entrepreneur, believes that art can change the world, and she won't stop until it does.
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