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With Procter & Gamble, Macy's, and Toyota annually making top lists for diversity and inclusion, and active African American, Chinese, European, Indian and Gay Chambers' of Commerce, the Greater Cincinnati region might surprise those who don't automatically think of "diversity" when the Midwest or Cincinnati are mentioned. Home to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the region boasts learning centers like UC's Center for Jewish Culture and Ideas, and a minority business accelerator founded by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Old standards like the Panegyri Greek Festival, Northside Pride Festival, and downtown's Cincinnati Equinox show we know how to celebrate our neighbors' diversity as well.

Diversity Features

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A tech hub, an app, a teenage breakfast shop: Here's how we'll keep talent in Cincinnati

Despite our award-winning accelerator programs, creative flight has always threatened Cincy's talent pool. Leaders like MORTAR's Allen Woods want to rectify that by building an intentionally diverse, welcoming ecosystem where ideas can thrive. And it just might be working.

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Five local gems that rock the Queen City's crown

Yes, it's kind of subjective, but a few things are so quintessentially Cincinnati that, left un-shouted, they tend to blend into our beautiful landscape. Here are a few Soapbox favorites. Spoiler: there will be (some) chili.

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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Allen Woods of MORTAR

This month, Soapbox talks with MORTAR co-founder Allen Woods about faith, perseverance in the face of adversity and why Cincinnati's startup scene beats out those of much larger markets.  

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Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.  

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Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.
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Diversity Videos

On The Ground: Post-Kroger, Walnut Hills believes 'We can get something better'

Kroger’s closing last month represents a turning point for the Walnut Hills community, with organizers and residents working together to ensure food security and manage encroaching gentrification in this diverse community.

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Inclusion that's worth working for

Starfire is celebrating another year of building better lives for people living with disabilities with two events this week, the Breakfast Fundraiser June 16 and the Story Soiree June 17, both at 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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Pop up umbrella dancing as creative placemaking

Placemaking efforts bring artists together with residents and developers to build community, including nearly 200 people who created a surprise dance video with umbrellas at a LISC/ArtsWave luncheon.

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.
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