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by 11.13.2009
Posted In: Community, Neighborhoods, Not-for-profit at 03:47 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Welcome Center Opens for Immigrants

Santa Maria Community Services recently opened an International Welcome Center in Price Hill to assist international residents with various needs and help them acclimate to Cincinnati.

The center, located within the Roberts Academy in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue, can link families with local service agencies and provides space for programs including English language courses, financial education and social activities.

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by 05.18.2009
Posted In: Media, Community at 10:40 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Streetvibes Goes International

Cincinnati's newspaper for the homeless has received major recognition from the International Network of Street Papers, which handed out journalism awards last Thursday at its 14th annual conference in Bergen, Norway. Streetvibes Editor Greg Flannery was on hand to accept the award for Best Feature Story for "We Are Their Slaves," a story he wrote in the June 2008 issue.

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by 05.04.2009
Posted In: Community, Public Policy, CPS at 10:26 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Strive Success

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and one Cincinnati group has one million reasons to be flattered. Strive is “a unique education partnership spanning all sectors of Greater Cincinnati society… working to help each child in our urban core succeed from birth through some form of college into a meaningful career” and their approach is being replicated across the United States.

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by 05.01.2009
Posted In: News, Community, Social Justice at 02:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

World Fair Trade Day

This international celebration of Fair Trade,  with events taking place in over 80 countries, takes place on May 9. And who better to host locally than Ten Thousand Villages (2011 Madison Rd.) a store dedicated to making fair trade goods available.

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by 04.30.2009
Posted In: News, Community, Environment at 02:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Talkin' Trash

Not long before Earth Day, Arbor Day and other green-focused days there’s a vast call for volunteers to do all kinds of thing from trash pick up to planting more green stuff. But after it’s all done, there’s little information provided about what was accomplished.

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by 04.29.2009
Posted In: Community, News at 09:03 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Funky Spot Exam

That “healthy tan” you’ve been trying to maintain over the winter months in a tanning bed and will be the focus of many hours in the warmer months to come might be the start of skin cancer. A weird looking freckle, mole or some other funky looking spot are indicators to pay attention to.

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by 04.27.2009
Posted In: Not-for-profit, Community, News at 09:53 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

And They’re Off!

April showers bring May flowers and the start of run/walk/roll fundraisers. Combining a worth-while cause with fitness and the great outdoors is way to stay in shape as much as it is an opportunity to lend your time and financial support to groups you believe in – toss in a few prizes and other activities and the whole family can make a day of it.

That’s what the Sixth Annual A Kid Again 5K Run/Walk is hoping you’ll do.

“A Kid Again provides fun-filled activities for children with life threatening illnesses and their families, all year long,” according to an event announcement.

The group, formerly known as Adventures For Wish Kids, “strives to enrich the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families by providing healing times of respite through our fun-filled group activities and destination events, which we call adventures.”

The registration fee is $25 pre-race day and $30 day of race. Proceeds will support A Kid Again.

Prizes will be awarded to:

- The team with the most team members

- The team that raises the most money

- The team with the best name

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on May 30 at Kings Island. And for this race, early registration is its own reward – the first 500 people to register will get into Kings Island free the day of the event.

Register Online at www.akidagain.org/5k or call 513-232-5104 for more information.

 
 
by 04.23.2009
Posted In: News, Community, LGBT Issues at 09:39 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
 
 

Gender Bending

Pride/Visibility Week at the University of Cincinnati (UC) is about inclusion and acceptance, not merely tolerance. Beginning on April 29, a variety of events are scheduled to focus on and celebrate LBGT (if you need an explanation of that acronym, you really need to attend a few events).

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by 04.22.2009
Posted In: Community, City Council at 03:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)
 
 

Charterites Honor Tarbell

Jim Tarbell has been a Rock & Roll club owner, Cincinnati’s vice mayor, a champion of preserving historic neighborhoods, an advocate of building a Reds stadium in Over-the-Rhine and a tireless promoter of the city, among the many hats he’s worn over the years. Now the political group that helped elect Tarbell to public office will honor him at a bash next month.

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by 04.22.2009
 
 

Re-Integrating Millions

Considering that the United States has incarcerated more of its citizens than any other country in the world, we’ve created a problem we can’t avoid – re-integrating millions of people into mainstream society. With restrictions on employment that bar former felons from even submitting an application for an open position, we’re creating conditions that, at best, force former offenders into lying to get jobs or returning to crime in order to survive.

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