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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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Marlys Staley changed careers and now changes lives with her Circle Tail service dogs

The nonprofit trains hearing and service dogs for Greater Cincinnati individuals in need, partnering with two area prisons for a training program that helps the inmates as much as the dogs.

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Water World: Sam Hatchett's software breakthrough impacts Cincinnati, Flint and beyond

Local environmental engineer's new technology helps water utilities understand what's really happening in their miles of underground pipes, not a far leap from his "maker" childhood experiences.


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Wig Out: Innovative L-A Stopa replaces hair and restores confidence

Through her mobile wig shop, L-A Stopa is providing a boost in confidence and encouragement (and fabulous hair) among women struggling with hair loss.

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The Science of Growth: Venture capitalist's new book studies why some startups change the world

Why do some companies fail and others flourish? A venture capitalist and Ohio native talks about the practices that fueled some of the most successful startups in recent history.

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Helping artists across the U.S. build capacity and community

Artspace started 30 years ago with a simple plan to develop more affordable housing for artists and is now using a place-based consulting approach to help artists build capacity, raise funds and learn from each other.

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Studio C designed to help organizations work for social change

Design Impact is helping neighborhoods and communities address social challenges via Studio C, a "project incubator" partnership with United Way of Greater Cincinnati that's now registering its next class.

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How Sister Judy Tensing became Cincinnati's unlikeliest entrepreneur

Venice on Vine is the grandchild of a job-training initiative Sister Judy Tensing helped start 30 years ago, and the unlikely entrepreneur has been serving pizza topped with love and empowerment ever since.

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Point Perk serves much more than fresh coffee

Covington's new community coffeeshop is the latest business from The Point Arc nonprofit to provide employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Soapdish: Lots of talk, little action on new downtown grocery store

Cincinnati drawing boards are suddenly awash in "downtown grocery store" concepts, but they remain much ado about nothing. Meanwhile, urbanistas make do as we always have.

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My Soapbox: Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati

Former Bengals exec Jeff Berding thinks pro soccer is the "next big thing" in American sports, so he's building FC Cincinnati (before even playing its first game) to be ready for MLS expansion.

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Arts + tech + creativity = Cincinnati's first Tidal hackathon

ArtsWave and Cintrifuse lead a unique collaboration to launch Tidal: Art + Tech Challenge April 8-10, gathering local creatives for a weekend hackathon to help Cincinnati arts organizations.

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Soapdish: Why can't the West End be Cincinnati's next breakthrough neighborhood?

Cincinnati's "next hot neighborhood" is just a stone's throw from the current one, but the West End's tortured history often overshadows its supply of single-family homes and proximity to downtown and OTR.

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Is affordable artist live/work housing the new normal?

Since Artspace pioneered affordable artist live/work housing in the 1990s, demand for such projects has continued to grow. Which begs the question: Is affordable artist live/work housing becoming the new normal?
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