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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.

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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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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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.

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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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Crowdsourcing Cincinnati's Child Poverty Challenge

Over 700 gathered at Duke Convention Center Oct. 29 to brainstorm community solutions and initiatives to the childhood poverty dilemma. Cincinnati has the sixth highest rate of child poverty in the nation.

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Right/Smart: How a collective approach to diversity and inclusion boosts the region's talent pool

A Collective Impact report exploring the ways Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Diverse by Design™ initiative is working to attract, develop and retain diverse, high-potential talent and move Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky toward full inclusion.  

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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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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.

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Keeping Promises: StrivePartnership and Success By 6 collaborate to advance Preschool Promise plan

Collective Impact "backbone" organizations educate the public on the importance of pre-K readiness along every child's "cradle to career" education path.

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Local philanthropist leads global efforts for orphans and at-risk kids

Beth Guckenberger heads up Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan care organization based in Mason, headlines international conferences and is preparing to release her seventh book.
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