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Blog Entries - December 2019

Hannah Russell

10 Questions Plus with Hannah Russell

Posted on: December 11, 2019
Tags: staff profile

Today's 10 Questions Plus is with Counselor Hannah Russell. Q. Where are you from? A. Cincinnati born, Northern Kentucky raised Q. What would you name your autobiography? A. A Multifaceted Masterpiece Q. If you could be any fictional character, who would

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IKRON's Current Building

50 For 50 #38: IKRON's Current Home

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

This is the 38th 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 the late 70s, it became apparent that

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Dr. Scotty Myers in her office

50 For 50 #37: Remembering Dr. Scotty

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

This is the 37th 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. It is with fond memories this day that we

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An IKRON participant ready for her first day of work after a successful interview process

50 For 50 #36: Mock Interviews

Posted on: December 9, 2019
Tags: 50 For 50

This is the 36th 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 #35: IKRON is for People

Posted on: December 8, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 35th 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. Listen to IKRON founder Dr. Julian Myers

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Early participants working on items for the thrift store

50 For 50 #34: Hand Up Initiative

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

Since 2015, IKRON has participated in the City of Cincinnati's Hand Up Initiative (HUI), a program that targets low-income neighborhoods with job training and other resources. HUI aims to help folks transition to employment and attain greater

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a Cincinnati metro bus in downtown

Getting There From Here

Posted on: December 6, 2019

No one can work at a job that they can't get to. At IKRON, we help our participants identify and cope with all kinds of barriers to employment, such as disabilities, educational deficits, mental health challenges, and more. One persistent barrier is

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Early participants outside the UC Rehabilitation Center

50 For 50 #33: Starting a New Career

Posted on: December 5, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 33rd 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. Following a work-related injury, Sidney

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IKRON Program director Melissa Harmeling, 2016 Career Quest awardee Katie Pilgrim, and IKRON CEO Randy Strunk

50 For 50 #32: Career Quest

Posted on: December 4, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 32nd 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 Career Quest program provides

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A participant shares struggles with an IKRON staff member

The Courage to Ask

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Tags: giving tuesday

When participants step inside IKRON's door for the first time, they can feel lots of things: nervous, excited, skeptical, or relieved. More than anything else, though, our new participants often feel alone. Our job from day one is to change that feeling.

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IKRON's original building on Scioto Street

With Your Help, We Can Give More Second Chances

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Tags: giving tuesday

In IKRON's 50 years, we've seen thousands of changed lives. Folks come to us discouraged, many having given up hope of ever finding a second chance. Here at IKRON, they find the acceptance, encouragement, and second chances they were looking for. We love

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IKRON participants on an outing

Be a Hero to IKRON Participants

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Tags: giving tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, the emails fly fast and furious, telling you about all the good work that nonprofits in our community are doing, and inviting you to be part of that work. Here at IKRON, we're no exception! But we know that for a lot of folks, as much as

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IKRON participants gathered for a group

50 For 50 #31: Try, Try Again

Posted on: December 2, 2019
Tags: 50th Anniversary

This is the 31st 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 #30: "They Will Inspire You"

Posted on: December 1, 2019
Tags: summer youth

This is the 30th 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. Historically, people have come to know

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