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Participants on the IKRON steps

50 For 50 #29: Two Long Years

Posted on: November 30, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the 29th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. In 2004, IKRON won a grant to begin a

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Page from the 50th Anniversary Memory Book

50 For 50 #28: Part of Something Great

Posted on: November 29, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 28th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. At our 50th anniversary celebration earlier

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All of IKRON wishes you a joyful Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: November 28, 2019
Tags: holiday

From the IKRON family to yours, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend. We hope you have time to relax and enjoy being with your loved ones. As we think about all the things we're thankful for, you are at the top of the list! Our friends,

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Chef Randy at work

50 For 50 #27: IKRON's First Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 27, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 27th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON still possesses, and frequently reads

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Audrey Kooopman

10 Questions Plus with Audrey Koopman

Posted on: November 27, 2019
Tags: staff profile

Today's 10 Questions Plus is with Office Assistant Audrey Koopman. Q. Where are you from? A. Cincinnati Q. What would you name your autobiography? A. The Importance of Being Earnestly Audrey Q. If you could be any fictional character, who would you

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Summer Youth Work Experience participants on the job

50 For 50 #26: Summer Youth Success

Posted on: November 26, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 26th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. A few summers ago, we had a student

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Participants work in the craft room

50 For 50 #25: The Finding Place

Posted on: November 25, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the 25th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON still possesses, and frequently reads

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50 For 50 #24: The Watch Ceremony

Posted on: November 24, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 24th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. When IKRON participants reach their goals,

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Hard at work at IKRON

50 For 50 #23: Higher Education

Posted on: November 23, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 23rd in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON began life as part of University of

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Page from the 50th Anniversay Memory Journal

50 For 50 #22: Getting it Together

Posted on: November 22, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the 22nd in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. At our 50th anniversary celebration earlier

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L to R: IKRON Board President Neal Shah, CEO Randy Strunk, Walgreens representative Spencer at IKRON's Annual Meeting

50 For 50 #21: Good Neighbors, Great Friends

Posted on: November 21, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 21st in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Through our years of helping thousands of

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IKRON Graduates

50 For 50 #20: When the Barrier Seems Insurmountable

Posted on: November 20, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 20th in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. All of our participants have barriers to

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Brittany, the poem's author

50 For 50 #19: My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open

Posted on: November 19, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the nineteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Today's story comes from current

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Participants in IKRON's workshop

50 For 50 #18: Skills Assessment

Posted on: November 18, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the eighteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON still possesses, and frequently

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An IKRON participant at work

50 For 50 #17: Reentering the Workforce

Posted on: November 17, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the seventeenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. When someone who experiences

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IKRON Seattle Staff in 2015

50 For 50 #16: Go West

Posted on: November 16, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the sixteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. A new opportunity came IKRON's way in

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2019 Summer Youth participants taking a break

50 For 50 #15: What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Posted on: November 15, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the fifteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. In March of 2015, the Opportunities

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Participants enjoy the Mighty Vine Wellness Club

50 For 50 #14: The Mighty Vine

Posted on: November 14, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the fourteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. In 1989, IKRON's participant-run Self

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Joey Oakwood

10 Questions Plus with Joey Oakwood

Posted on: November 13, 2019
Tags: staff profile

Today's 10 Questions Plus is with counselor and job coach Joey Oakwood. Q. Where are you from? A. Cincinnati (Oakley). Q. What would you name your autobiography? A. Embrace the Awkward Q. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? A.

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Dr. Scott Myers welcomes you to IKRON

50 For 50 #13: Two Powerful Firsts

Posted on: November 13, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the thirteenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON's initial accreditation from

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IKRON graduates waiting for their ceremony to begin

50 For 50 #12: Latonya

Posted on: November 12, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the twelfth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Two of the biggest barriers for Latonya

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An early participant repairs a chair in IKRON's workshop

50 For 50 #11: Early Gifts

Posted on: November 11, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the eleventh in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON still possesses, and frequently

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Darla (left) and Melissa (right) in the Cincinnati Public Radio studio.

50 For 50 #10: Courage to Ask for Help

Posted on: November 10, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the tenth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Darla Menz, Director of Employment

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a group of participants is gathered around a table

50 For 50 #9: Joys of the Present

Posted on: November 9, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the ninth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Today's story is from one of our talented

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Dr. Scott Myers (right) in the early days of IKRON

50 For 50 #8: The Kursban Center

Posted on: November 8, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the eighth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. While IKRON was getting its start as the

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Participants on a Self Government Outing

50 For 50 #7: Self Government Group

Posted on: November 7, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the seventh in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. The Self

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Some of our excellent current interns

50 For 50 #6: Why I Chose IKRON

Posted on: November 6, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the sixth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. When IKRON's interns finish their course

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Participants in a group discussion

50 For 50 #5: Group Work

Posted on: November 5, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the fifth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. IKRON still possesses, and frequently

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Participants start the day with some mild exercises

50 For 50 #4: Gaining Confidence

Posted on: November 4, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the fourth in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. As part of our day program, participants

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50 For 50 #3: IKRON is a Dream Maker

Posted on: November 3, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the third in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. For Hence, it had been years since he had

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IKRON's first building on Scioto Street in Cincinnati

50 For 50 #2: Our First Building

Posted on: November 2, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the second in a continuing series of stories--one every day for 50 days--to conclude IKRON's year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Missed one? No problem! See the entire series on our news page here. Before the University of Cincinnati

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a desk with a record, a typewirter, a cup, a pinecone, and Scrabble tiles sitting on top

50 For 50 #1: How IKRON Got Its Name

Posted on: November 1, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

We're so excited to launch our new series today, 50 For 50: one story per day from IKRON's history for 50 days, to conclude our year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary. Where did the name IKRON come from? We started off life as the UC Rehabilitation

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