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CSO launches Friday Orange, invites patrons to experiment and engage in uniqueness


The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is inviting you to reimagine your experience with its new initiative — Friday Orange — an idea that stemmed from the desire to make the CSO more energetic and inviting.
 
“Our temporary ‘home away from home’ at the Taft Theatre is right in the heart of downtown, so we hope to catch some of that urban vibe and incorporate it into the concert experience,” says Meghan Berneking, the CSO’s director of communications. “We decided to use orange because it is a hot, passionate color and a welcoming color — we want even first-timers to feel welcome and excited to be spending their Friday night at the CSO.”
 
A few individuals in attendance will be selected from the crowd — only if they’re in orange, of course — and rewarded with a free drink ticket.
 
“We want Friday Orange to be a place where first-timers feel welcome, relaxed and like they are part of something vibrant,” Berneking says.
 
Not only will attendees get the chance to be playful, but they’ll be exposed to world-class music while also having a unique experience, as each Friday Orange is planned by a different guest curator.
 
“We had The Millennium Robots hip-hop group for the launch, specialty cocktails, lighting, a sense of community or just an overall vibe of intrigue,” Berneking says. “Friday Orange rethinks the traditional concert experience, and there are sure to be surprises along the way. These are not traditional concert experiences.” 

Do Good: 

•    Check out the lineup for future Friday Orange performances, and plan to attend. 

•    Never been to a CSO concert? Call 513-381-3300 if it's your first time, and purchase $10 tickets.

•    Connect with the CSO on Facebook.
 

Journey to Hope hosts variety of offerings, including upcoming LinkedIn Learning Lab


Do you feel stuck in a rut with your current job? Perhaps you’re currently under- or unemployed and know the direction in which you want to head, but the process of landing an interview and connecting with the right people can be both intimidating and discouraging.
 
Look no further. Beginning Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., Journey to Hope (JtH) — a nonprofit offering a variety of support groups, learning opportunities, and workshops  — kicks off its fall session of the LinkedIn Learning Lab.
 
“LinkedIn is such a powerful tool,” said Mariellen Voit, JtH Board Member and LinkedIn Learning Lab facilitator.


Voit understands LinkedIn’s capabilities and says she sees where its use, if maximized to its full potential, could help many individuals get to where they want to be. As the mother of young adult children in their mid-20s, she says she understands what it’s like to come out of college, for example, and work in an industry in which one feels underemployed.
 
“It gets very difficult when you’re on your own and you’re trying to manage your own household, working full-time and trying to have a life — all this education isn’t sending you in the direction you want to be,” said Voit. “But to be able to use it and have it work for you allows you to become more visible to those looking and gets you connected with those who are going to be able to help you find your next steps.”
 
Voit knows first-hand, as it wasn’t until she connected with JtH’s executive director, Diane Kinsella, and engaged in a variety of the nonprofit’s offerings — everything from Strengths Based Career Management to Job Search — that she was able to truly find her niche and connect with the right people.
 
“To get a group of people together that were all in the same mode, working on each others’ knowledge and strengths — ‘the wisdom of the room,’ as Diane (Kinsella) says — that was really helpful,” said Voit. “To have people that you’re being accountable to, or who can empathize with you and help you keep going — it’s really welcoming and encouraging and it allowed me to move forward — by having support.”

Do Good: 

•    Register to attend the LinkedIn Learning Lab, which meets weekly from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday. Course fees are $50, but scholarships are available to those who are not currently employed, making the class completely free of charge. E-mail or call Diane Kinsella at 513-931-5777 to request a scholarship or gather more information.

•    Browse JtH's offerings — many of which are free — Coping with Grief through the Holidays, and Grace Trail, for example, and sign up. If attending a new place is intimidating, reach out by contacting Diane to learn more or schedule a visit. 

•    Journey to Hope recently gained its 501(c)(3) status. Help the nonprofit spread the word and connect with others by liking its Facebook page to keep up with news and events.
 

Interfaith Hospitality Network celebrates 25 years of unity, support at We Are Family!


Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati will recognize 25 years of difference-making on Oct. 15 as the nonprofit celebrates its anniversary and looks toward the future.
 
“For every family that gets into shelter, there are two to three more families that can't access services because all the shelters are full,” says IHNGC’s Development Coordinator, Kamal Kimball, who also writes for Soapbox's Development News section.
 
IHNGC will work toward raising funds that will impact the lives of more than 200 families at its event, which is aptly named “We Are Family!” The nonprofit exclusively serves family units that are experiencing homelessness.
 
“’We Are Family!’ really exemplifies the spirit in which we do our work,” Kimball says. “We don't just provide services for people experiencing homelessness. We work closely with hundreds of volunteers each year who treat the families we work with as they would their own family. That's where the 'hospitality' part of our agency comes in.”
 
According to Kimball, the nonprofit’s volunteers make home-cooked meals for families and make it a point to not only serve clients, but engage in meaningful interaction and conversation.
 
The Motown-themed event will offer live music, food and drink, a silent auction and a photo booth for supporters who are looking for a way to celebrate the work that’s been done and that’s still to come.
 
“We see everyone involved with our work — from staff to volunteers to partners — as a part of a larger family of support for those that most need it in our community,” Kimball says.
 
“We Are Family!” offers those segments of the population a way to join together and give back in a meaningful way. 

Do Good: 

•    Register to attend We Are Family!, which takes place Oct. 15 at Christ Church Cathedral of the Diocese of Southern Ohio — IHNGC's faith partner. 

•    Help change lives by getting involved with the IHNGC — perhaps as a supporter or as a volunteer.

•    Share the We Are Family! Facebook event page with your friends, and encourage them to attend. 
 

Siemens, UC partner to expose students to PLM software, enhancing job readiness


University of Cincinnati engineering students will gain skills and hands-on experience, which will lead to job preparedness and a leg-up when it comes to future successes, thanks to its most recent partnership with Siemens.
 
The international engineering company with local firms recently pledged its product lifecycle management (PLM) software, in addition to $1 million, to establish the Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center at UC’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.
 
Siemens’ staff will also be on board, as it will provide support to both students and faculty as they navigate a new learning experience by experimenting with the same software used to design things like the Mars Rover and Maserati cars.
 
“As manufacturing companies worldwide move closer to Industry 4.0, it is more important than ever for academic institutions and educators to move beyond CAD software and embed digitalization into their curriculum,” says Chuck Grindstaff, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “The Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center will help establish the connection between academia and industry to develop future employees for the digital enterprise.”
 
Around the globe, a documented 140,000 companies utilize PLM software, so being able to access it and problem-solve with it at the Center will prepare students for future work.
 
Siemens PLM Software’s Milford office has also committed to employing UC students via a long-term co-op program, in which students can gain further experience.
 
“We believe that simulation expertise will be a real differentiator for UC,” says Jan Leuridan, senior vice president of simulation and test solutions for Siemens PLM Software. “We are proud that together we are empowering the next generation of digital talent.”

Do Good: 

•    Learn more about the CEAS at UC.

•    Want to support CEAS students and the work they do? Consider giving

•    Connect with Siemens on Facebook, and follow in the company's footsteps by partnering with local educational institutions to enhance learning opportunities for students. 
 

Local creatives team up to launch rEVOLUTION Cincy

 
rEVOLUTION Cincy, which is a team of more than 60 local creatives, is in the midst of a movement encouraging people to think about issues that are important to them, then find a positive way to make a difference.
 
The group, supported by ArtsWave, is currently preparing to launch its website that will feature a music video with the message: “Be the change you wish to see.”
 
The website, which will go live in October, will feature a poll where community members can find the neighborhood that they’re concerned about, then rank issues of importance so they can begin a conversation and initiate a plan.
 
“Every time you turn on the news or log onto social media, you can see that our communities are polarized,” says Liz Wu, writer, director and producer of rEVOLUTION Cincy’s music video. “There is one thing everyone seems to have in common, though — everyone is frustrated. Yet, everyone wants the same things — good jobs, a high quality of life, safe neighborhoods, opportunities for their children and so forth.”
 
According to Wu, the website is designed to be a tool that allows neighbors to start coming together, and not just by finding commonalities with one another.
 
“The fastest way to have a direct impact is to implement change on a local level — any legislation that may pass takes months if not years to become fully incorporated,” Wu says. “Tired of litter on your street? Get a broom. Worried about the prison to pipeline trend? Mentor a student. Feel overwhelmed by the ceaseless stream of bad news? Spend time with someone who needs you. When you act as an individual, you can see an immediate impact — when this is multiplied across groups of people, the impact can be exponential.” 

Do Good: 

•    Connect with rEVOLUTION Cincy on Facebook, and keep your eyes peeled for the website and music video launch next month. 

•    What's important to you in your community? If you're not taking action at this time, what could you do to make a positive change? 

•    Spread the word about rEVOLUTION Cincy by sharing this article and connecting your friends with the group's Facebook page.

 

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education to extend reach with move to Union Terminal in 2018


The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is accustomed to moving, but this time, it may have found its permanent home.
 
Once Union Terminal finishes its renovation in 2018, the CHHE, which already serves about 100,000 individuals on a yearly basis, will transition from Rockwern Academy to its new 12,000 square-foot-home on the Cincinnati Museum Center’s mezzanine and lower levels.
 
The move will be a positive one, according to CHHE’s Executive Director Sarah Weiss, because Union Terminal is such a prominent Cincinnati landmark.
 
“This unique partnership will be the first of its kind in the United States, putting Cincinnati on the map for bringing the lessons of the Holocaust into the civic conversation,” Weiss says. “And it is a testament to the survivors that CHHE embarks on this historic relocation and expansion.”
 
Even before the CHHE came into being as a physical space, its lessons were focused on the experiences of local Holocaust survivors who found ways to recognize their stories, honor their experiences and teach others.
 
The CHHE — which has transitioned as time has passed, incorporating survivors’ children and their voices into the conversation as well — will retain its mission of remembering victims of the Holocaust while also advocating for a stop to the social injustices that still occur to this day.
 
"The work of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is very important," says George Vincent, Union Terminal Corporation board member. "We're excited to welcome them to Union Terminal and hope that in doing so, it can reach an even larger number, both locally and beyond, providing education on the lessons of the Holocaust and challenging us to stand up against injustice."
 
One way the CHHE does stands up to injustice is through its permanent exhibit, “Mapping Our Tears,” which highlights the voices of survivors, refugees, rescuers and liberators, prompting viewers to think about our shared humanity. The nonprofit also works with educators and students, while formulating partnerships with other organizations to deliver messages of inclusion.  
 
For both organizations, the collaboration will allow for the delivery of a more compelling overall message.
 
"We look forward to working collaboratively to share the strength of our history collections and exhibit design resources to strengthen each other's mission and to enrich the community in the process," says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Do Good: 

•    Visit the "Mapping Our Tears" virtual tour, and consider checking out the CHHE before its move. 

•    See what's happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center today, and plan a visit. 

•    Connect with the CHHE on Facebook.
 

Clifton Performance Theatre, home to intimate performances and youth workshops


If you’ve never checked out the Clifton Performance Theatre, there’s no better time than now.
 
Its 2016-17 season opened this past Thursday with The Road through Damascus — a new play that is written by local playwright and Northern Kentucky University graduate Robert Macke.
 
Presented by the Clifton Players, a nonprofit collective of actors who are committed to delivering engaging, intimate material to audiences, the play will prompt audience members to partake in a world filled with people much like themselves who question life’s everyday occurrences.
 
It’s because of the space, Nate Netzley says, that he’s most excited to direct this play in particular.
 
“You won't get a more intimate and honest experience than you will in the space at Ludlow, because there is no place to hide,” he says. “There is no room for being fake — even in a play that's a kind of magical realism like this one — everything you do has to be honest, or it won't read." 
 
It’s just one of the benefits offered from small, local theaters like CPT, which functions not only as a space to view performances, but also as a place for youth to interact with and learn from actors by attending summer camps, classes and workshops.
 
Upcoming fall workshops include offerings such as “Baby Box: Creating Characters,” which allows children as young as 3 to dabble in the world of storytelling by exploring the stories of people all across the world. They will "open their suitcases" and add a new sticker to their passports each week.
 
A complete listing of fall session offerings, in addition to information regarding tickets to The Road through Damascus, can be found on CPT’s website

Do Good: 

•    Learn more about the Clifton Players by connecting with them on Facebook.

•    Purchase your ticket to The Road through Damascus, which closes Oct. 1, and see what it's like to engage in intimate, community theater.

•    If your child is interested in acting, sign them up for a fall workshop.

 

Cincinnati celebrates 25 years with sister city Nancy, France


Did you know that Cincinnati has nine sister cities across the world?
 
From youth ambassador and teacher exchange programs to swapping economic, medical, art and culinary ideas, Cincinnati is able to both share and learn from others.
 
Last week, Cincinnati and Nancy, France, which is located in the northeastern region of the country, celebrated 25 years of partnership.
 
One way that partnership is highlighted is through the Place de Cincinnati, described by President of the Cincinnati-Nancy France Sister City Association Carla Walker as “a bricks and mortar manifestation of the friendship, and a model for what municipal cooperation between sister cities can look like.”
 
It’s located at the center of an urban renewal project in Nancy, and is the product of a collaborative effort between Cincinnati Parks and Nancy municipal departments.
 
“Anyone walking through the plaza or living in that area becomes familiar with Cincinnati,” Walker says.
 
And French delegates who convened in Cincinnati last week took ideas for best practice with them to Nancy, as they toured local hospitals and met with representatives from local colleges.
 
“Cincinnati has gained a municipal partner with which we can share, learn and explore ways of addressing challenges,” Walker says. “We've gained invaluable friendships at all levels throughout our community, including but not limited to educators, entrepreneurs, artisans, healthcare professionals and the public sector. We've offered the same in return.” 

Do Good: 

•    Like and follow the Cincinnati-Nancy France Sister City Association on Facebook.

•    Get involved by becoming a member, and help to create future projects, build connections and learn more about Nancy, France. Contact the nonprofit if you are interested. Membership is only $10.

•    Learn more about other Cincinnati Sister Cities.
 

Envision Children to host Red Carpet Casino Night at Prime 47


Like to gamble without the fear of losing money?
 
On Oct. 21, you’ll have the opportunity to do so at Envision Children’s Red Carpet Casino Night fundraiser at Prime 47.
 
Fifty different table games, such as blackjack and roulette will be set up, and there will be a caricaturist, free food and even a fire performer.
 
"We are billing it as the biggest and best after-office party of the season,” says Matt Hughes, Envision Children's business manager and coordinator of the event. “We expect office workers stopping by after work, along with weekend revelers who will travel downtown to enjoy a fun-filled evening, gambling for fun and supporting Envision Children's work with disadvantaged children."
 
Participants will receive chips for gameplay, which they can later cash in for raffle tickets and the chance to win one or more of the 75 prizes up for grabs.
 
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $35, which includes food, initial casino chips and a night of entertainment.  
 
The nonprofit works “to provide under-served students with supplemental educational instruction in science, technology, engineering, math, reading and critical thinking that will allow them to excel academically.”
 
And Envision Children makes it a goal to weave in a creative take on fundraising to fulfill that mission.
 
“It’s going to be a great time had by all,” Hughes says. 

Do Good: 

•    Call 513-772-KIDS to purchase tickets to next month's event. 

•    Learn more about Envision Children's mission and vision.

•    Like Envision Children on Facebook.

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is undergoing a number of changes in order to appeal to a wider audience


If it’s been a while since you last visited the Cincinnati Art Museum, consider setting aside an afternoon, or perhaps even a Thursday evening to get out and explore.
 
The museum is working hard to make art more enjoyable, but also more accessible to a wider audience.
 
The days of paid parking are no more. Beginning on Sept. 27, parking will be free of charge for anyone who wants to check out the 6,000 years of art history inside of the museum.
 
In addition to free parking, the museum is adding perks for members while also working hard to secure awe-inspiring special exhibitions.
 
Perhaps most exciting — particularly for those who work all day and can’t find that spare hour or two prior to 5 p.m. to relax and unwind — the museum will remain open until 8 p.m. every Thursday night, beginning on Nov. 3.
 
“By providing aspirational scholarly exhibitions, cultivating international partnerships, extending operating hours, facilitating access for all and expanding programs and membership benefits, we are embracing our community service role,” says Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum’s Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director.
 
“These enhancements align with the needs of our creative city and position us to lead and innovate for today’s Cincinnati.”   

Do Good: 

•    Mark your calendar, and plan to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

•    Consider a Cincinnati Art Museum membership.

•    Support the Cincinnati Art Museum by donating.

 

Melodic Connections seeks funding for new storytelling podcast


It’s been two weeks since flash flooding unexpectedly destroyed the possessions and changed the lives of many Cincinnatians.

Melodic Connections, a community music therapy studio, lost all of its instruments and is now in the process of searching for a new and permanent home, as its former facility was destroyed in the flooding.
 
Thanks to generous donations from the nonprofit’s supporters, however, the organization has been able to restore all instruments and resume programming and lessons in a temporary location at LADD, Inc.
 
“Community support is telling us that we must continue our work,” says Betsey Zenk-Nuseibeh, Melodic Connections’ executive director.
 
That work includes music therapy via lessons and opportunities for performance, but also unique activities like “Hero Radio. Stories Beyond the Music.” — an original podcast created by members of Melodic Connections’ adult conservatory and Mount St. Joseph University students. The podcast profiles well-known musicians with Cincinnati roots.
 
"This project will make great strides in advocating for the abilities of individuals with different learning needs,” Zenk-Nuseibeh says. “By using a storytelling medium that people are so familiar with, we know that listeners will get ‘hooked’ and return for a weekly reminder that different is not less.”
 
The service learning opportunity allows adult conservatory members to not only collaborate with others, but to also practice interviewing and storytelling skills, while composing an original piece of music and visual art — not to mention recording and editing audio.
 
“Our vision requires a quality end product, and that's where our financial need lies,” Zenk-Nuseibeh says, who recognizes the tough place the nonprofit is in fiscally. It needs a facility for daily operations but also funding to launch the podcast series. 
 
If Melodic Connections can raise $15,000 for the podcast seres by Dec. 1, the organization will receive a matching grant, increasing the total to $30,000.
 
“We need additional funding to boost our recording capabilities so that our participants' voices are not just heard, but heard loudly and clearly,” Zenk-Nuseibeh says. “And so their message comes through with no interference."

Do Good: 

•    Support Melodic Connections by donating to its disaster relief fund. More than $50,000 is still needed to secure a new facility for operations.

•    Contact Melodic Connections to learn how you can help the nonprofit launch its podcast series.

•    Learn more about the podcast series, and check out the theme song that has already been created by Melodic Connections' students.
 

CSO and Pops to share talents internationally in 2017


Next year, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops will pack their bags and take their talents on the road to 12 cities in seven countries on two continents.
 
It’s the first time the musical groups have toured internationally since 2009, when the CSO performed in Japan.
 
“Cincinnati’s orchestra is known throughout the world, and it’s an honor for us to be invited to perform in these important cities,” says Louis Langrée, director of the CSO. “We are proud to represent our community and Cincinnati’s vibrant cultural arts scene to audiences across Asia and Europe.”
 
The 2017 international tour kicks off March 17 when the CSO will perform at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and concludes with performances next fall at an array of festivals throughout Europe.
 
Cincinnati Pops will perform in both Shanghai and Taiwan, and John Morris Russell, who conducts the Pops, says he could not be more excited.
 
“We’ve sold more than 10 million albums over the years and know that many of our most fervent fans live on the other side of the earth,” Russell says. “There is nothing like a live performance of Cincinnati Pops and the CSO, especially when we are sharing the joy of unbridled music-making with the world.”
 
The travel announcement comes at both an appropriate and celebratory time, as it was 50 years ago that the U.S. Department of State first sponsored a world tour for an American orchestra — the CSO — in 1966. 

Do Good: 

•    Support the CSO and Pops by donating.

•    Plan your experience to a CSO and/or Cincinnati Pops concert this season. 

•    Get involved by volunteering with the CSO and/or Pops. 
 

Celebrate Cincinnati Bell Connector's grand opening with free rides, festivities


If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival and operation of the new streetcar, your wait is almost over.
 
To celebrate the grand opening of the Cincinnati Bell Connector, you can ride if for free this weekend, Sept. 9-11, beginning at noon on Friday.
 
According to Brandy Jones, external affairs manager for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, the opening of the streetcar signifies a great day, showcasing the ways that Greater Cincinnati transportation continues to evolve.
 
“With the addition of the Cincinnati Bell Connector, Cincinnati is now a truly multi-modal city,” Jones says. “By being able to offer our residents a variety of options as to how they get around, rather by streetcar, bus or bike sharing, Cincinnati is becoming a more attractive place to live, work and play.”
 
And you’ll not only have the opportunity to “get around” this weekend, but you’ll get to experience some of the ways that Cincinnatians “play,” as a variety of festivities will be happening around the city in conjunction with the streetcar’s debut.
 
“With popup arts performances, free rides on Carol Ann's Carousel and a streetcar history exhibit at the public library, in addition to more than 100 businesses, restaurants and hotels offering specials and discounts, there will be something to do for the entire family,” Jones says. “It will be a great opportunity to rediscover the area and experience all there is to see, do and even taste along the route.”
 
The Cincinnati Bell Connector will provide free rides during its hours of operation, from noon to 1 a.m. on Sept. 9; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sept. 10; and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sept. 11.

Do Good: 

•    Check out a complete listing of this weekend's activities occurring along the streetcar route. 

•    Mark your calendars, and plan a free ride on the Cincinnati Bell Connector this weekend. 

•    Questions regarding the streetcar? Contact SORTA.
 

PLCHC ranks as 5th busiest and one of most effective in nation


When is the last time you utilized the services offered by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County?
 
If recently, you contributed to its positive reputation, as it was once again ranked as the fifth-busiest library in the nation, proving its impact and cost effectiveness throughout the community.
 
According to the 2016 Public Library Data Service's statistical report — which is published each year by the Public Library Association — PLCHC cardholders checked out nearly 19 million items last year.
 
An additional report from the Ohio Library Council proved the effectiveness of the state's libraries, as it showed that Ohioans received a benefit of $5.48 for every $1 invested — the highest ratio in the country. The PLCHC, however, soared to the top with residents receiving a $6.73 benefit for every $1 invested into the resources it offers.
 
Besides its traditional services, the PLCHC offers a variety of electronic materials, including free music downloads that are available on a weekly basis, and an impressive MakerSpace where creatives can gather to use an array of resources — everything from 3D printers to audio and visual equipment.
 
“Every day, the Library works to keep pace with the high demand for library services from Hamilton County residents while keeping costs at a minimum,” says Kimber L. Fender, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “We take our stewardship responsibility seriously and work to give residents the most value for their investment.” 

Do Good: 

•    If you don't do so already, take advantage of the Library's many services by applying for a library card.

•    If you're a more traditional library user, check out the downtown branch of the PLCHC's MakerSpace for a more tech-focused, hands-on experience with library materials. 

•    Connect with the PLCHC on Facebook.
 

Patricia Garry nationally recognized for building local communities


Patricia Garry, executive director of the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati, is retiring from the field of community development after 51 years of service, but she’s ending her career on a high note after receiving the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations’ top leadership award.
 
“Patricia Garry brings national recognition to Cincinnati and the city's community development corporations because of the strong partnership she developed between the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati and the city government,” says NACEDA Chair Sharon Legenza. “Because of Patricia, community development corporations throughout the country look to Cincinnati as an innovative leader of community development models, strategies and policies.”
 
When Garry began her work in 1965, she says she remembers taking her 3-month old son along with her to meetings in her Bond Hill neighborhood because she recognized the value of communities having a say when it came to neighborhood development, early-on.
 
“CDCs have grown and increased their capacity wonderfully in all this time,” Garry says. “Now there are new collaborations and partnerships all over the country — with banks, funders and cities — and also with artists, the food industry, health care systems and many others. These networks provide strong webs of support for communities, their businesses and their residents.”
 
The NACEDA connects with nearly 4,000 community development nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, spanning 28 states and the District of Columbia “to advance opportunity and prosperity in low-income and moderate-income communities.”
 
According to Nate Coffman, the Ohio CDC Association’s executive director, Garry is incredibly deserving of the national award, which is why he chose to nominate her.

“Her leadership has ensured CDCs in Cincinnati  — and throughout Ohio — will continue to improve neighborhoods for the people who live and work there long after she leaves the field," he says.

Do Good: 

•    Learn more about the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati by signing up for its newsletter

•    Connect with the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati by liking its page on Facebook.

•    Help the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati continue to build its communities by becoming a member
 
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