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Investing In Black-led Ideas: UWGC Champions Community Feedback Event

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Black-led Community Ideas
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Are you passionate about investing in Cincinnati Black-led community ideas?


Are you an idea leader? Do you have skills or resources to share? Are you passionate about the need to invest in Black-led ideas and leaders to address poverty in our community? In our Greater Cincinnati region, Black families experience poverty at higher rates than other groups. At the same time, there is an under-investment in community-based, Black-led ideas and leaders to address poverty. There are Black people, groups, and organizations that have been doing the work or have ideas to improve outcomes in Cincinnati Black-led community ideas but need more resources. 


This highly interactive event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, as well as on-site childcare. Location is ADA accessible, and accessible by public transportation. Free parking available on-site, with an overflow lot one block south of the building. The main entrance and parking are off of Morgan Street. Dress code is “come as you are”. We aim to bring together diverse groups and perspectives; if you have thoughts and experiences to share, we want you there!


Event attendees will:
– Meet and engage with the 2019 Champions of Change;
– Learn about the group’s work over the last five months;
– See early sketches for a grants and supports program geared toward Black-led ideas and leaders;
– Provide feedback on the design of the program.


In May, United Way launched Champions of Change, a one-year leadership and design program bringing together community leaders driven to advance Black-led ideas and efforts to reduce poverty. In this first year, the Champions’ primary goal is to design and run a program to provide grants and other supports to promising Black-led ideas.


Over the last five months, the 14 Champions have been exploring the challenges experienced by Black idea-leaders in securing funds and doing research on strategies to address those issues. From what they’ve learned, they have developed some initial designs of what their grants program could look like, but need you to make them even better!


Have questions or want to learn more? Contact Jena’ Bradley at Jena.Bradley@uwgc.org or 513-762-7118 or visit www.uwgc.org/black-led.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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