Recent News

February 21, 2018
Building Communities Through Entrepreneurship

MORTAR is a new United Way agency partner for 2018, and one of eight new partners that is black-owned and operated, part of a strategy to be inclusive and create more space for equity in our community.

December 18, 2017
Year 2 of The Shift Moves Three Innovative Concepts Forward

In Year 2 of The Shift, three teams of skilled volunteers helped move three innovative concepts forward. The concepts are focused on issues important to United Way's work to create opportunities for everyone to thrive, and to support children, families and individuals experiencing poverty.

September 01, 2017
Creating Community Change in 12 Weeks

Three teams of volunteers are participating in the second iteration of The Shift -- United Way's social innovation challenge -- in an effort to create a tangible project to implement in the community within 12 weeks..

December 16, 2016
Transforming Innovative Concepts into Workable Community Solutions

Over the past three months, 18 community volunteers worked across three teams to turn innovative concepts into workable community solutions through The Shift. One group will already be seeing their concept come to life in 2017.

September 19, 2016
Getting Shift Done

United Way is piloting The Shift—a three-month idea incubator and social innovation challenge—to shift efforts to support creativity, collaboration and change in our community.

May 10, 2016
Startup Weekend and United Way Make Unique Partnership

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is partnered with Cincinnati Startup Weekend for their May 20-22 Social Edition event. The partnership may make more sense than what initially meets the eye.

November 25, 2015
A Showcase of Innovation

Studio C, a collaboration between United Way and Design Impact, equips local community groups and nonprofits with innovation skills and tools. The 2015 program year culminated with a project showcase where eight groups shared their solutions and the stories behind them.

June 29, 2015
Design Thinking leads to Social Innovation, Accelerated Progress

United Way has begun to think differently about the role innovation plays in our work. And sometimes, social innovation means bringing a bounce house to the neighborhood. See how a new approach to solving problems has led to increased kindergarten readiness in our area.