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Local writers group expands reach, sharpens mission of celebrating hidden voices

For more than 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe, supportive environment for developing writers. Looking to the future, organizers outline a process that emphasizes intention setting and feedback.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills welcomes new era for crime prevention and increased safety

Thanks to the hard work of residents and community organizers in recent years, Walnut Hills has become a much safer place to live. Now, cooperation between residents, law enforcement and public leaders will be key in sustaining momentum and moving that vision into the future.

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'Fixing the system' to better support adults with disabilities

Amid an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disabled Rights Ohio against the state, several independent nonprofit groups are working toward a different approach to caring for adults with disabilities — one that emphasizes individuality and independence.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?

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On The Ground: Residential developments inspire conscious change in Walnut Hills

With more than $100 million worth of investments pouring into Walnut Hills in 2017, leaders and residents are working to manage the change, maintain diversity and secure a stable future for the neighborhood.

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On The Ground: Soapbox celebrates Walnut Hills at Stowe House event

On Dec. 14, residents, historians and organizers gathered at Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Walnut Hills to discuss the home's contributions to the historic legacy of Walnut Hills. Here are photos and an audio recording from the event.

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On The Ground: Music, diversity, collaboration connect Walnut Hills

Longtime residents and recent transplants have created a thriving music scene in Walnut Hills, with regular performances at beloved locales, plus a spate of new pubs and outdoor venues. Meanwhile, the revolutionary Music Resource Center gives local kids a unique creative outlet.

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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 grants $80,000 for arts, culture, community building

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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