Impact Spotlight Series
We are happy to share a recap of recent Impact Spotlight series events. This page is great for those who want to:
- Get an intimate look at session highlights and materials
- Stay informed of United Way's work, collaborations and future direction
- Know what can be done to help impact the work
More about Impact Spotlight Series
The series provides an opportunity of Leadership Donors to learn about and share feedback regarding United Way programs, community-wide collaborations and United Way's future direction. Sessions are held over lunch, unless otherwise noted, five times a year.
To suggest a discussion topic for a future session or to learn more about the Impact Spotlight Series, contact Annemarie Barnett at email@example.com or (513) 762-7184.
The Impact Spotlight Series is underwritten by the generosity of Deloitte, thanks to James C. Ellerhorst, United Way board chair.
Recent Session Highlights
The State of the Community Report | Thursday, March 7, 2013
Dr. Eric Rademacher (Community Research Collaborative) and Terry Grundy (United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Community Impact Director), presented data from United Way of Greater Cincinnati's recently published The State of the Community, a report on the socio-economic health of the Greater Cincinnati region. They shared statistics and analysis across five key areas and invited attendees to discuss how our region's poverty and changing population dynamics effect the Bold Goals for our Region.
Click here to read a summary of the session including Q&A highlights.
Vignettes of Gratitude
Monday, November 12, 2012
Impact Spotlights often take a deep dive into an area of United Way's work in education, income or health. But, with the campaign complete and the holiday season approaching, United Way chose to take the opportunity at the November presentation to thank donors for their contributions and share stories that demonstrate the impact of their gifts in the community.
Click here to read a summary of the session.
Back to School: Creating Lasting Change through Early Grade Reading
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
United Way is working to improve early grade reading for low-income children because the research tells us:
- The 4th grade is when children move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn," yet far too many children in our region are not reading at grade level.
- Students who don't read well at 4th grade may never catch up - they are more likely to drop out of school, be limited to low paying jobs and may never reach their full potential.
United Way is Leading & Partnering to Create Lasting Change in Our Community.
place matters: Helping Neighborhoods Help Themselves
Friday, July 13, 2012
place matters is United Way's place-based investment initiative that seeks to achieve breakthrough change in three Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods - Avondale, Covington and Price Hill - the Felicity community in Clermont County and Middletown, Ohio. Strategies specific to each neighborhood/community are being implemented through an ongoing partnership between funders and neighborhood/community collaboratives. Initiatives focusing on supporting neighborhood development and increasing families' financial stability in these neighborhoods include:
- helping individuals learn marketable job skills
- increasing the supply of affordable housing
- helping families retain housing
Success By 6 and Kindergarten Readiness
May 10, 2012
The first years of a child's life, birth through age five, are the most important years for building a strong foundation for future success in school and in life. Research shows that in the first five years of a child's life, the brain grows faster than at any other period. In Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, United Way Success By 6 is working with numerous stakeholders - school districts, the business community, local non-profit agencies, parents, community leaders and public agencies - to raise awareness about the importance of the early years and to make early childhood a top priority for resources and funding.
Closing the Skills Gap: Partners for a Competitive Workforce
February 22, 2012
Partners for a Competitive Workforce was recently launched as a partnership in the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana tri-state region focused on meeting employer demand by growing the skills of our current and future workforce. Click here to view a video of the presentation.