Blog Entries - 2017

IKRON participant on her first day of work

For Better Tomorrows: Giving Tuesday 2017

Posted on: November 28, 2017
Tags: giving tuesday, donate

Here at IKRON, we believe in the power of work to empower people to live more meaningful, dignified lives. That's why we come in every day determined to do everything we can to help our participants succeed. Maybe their mental health has kept them out of the

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IKRON participants at graduation

On Giving Tuesday, You Can Create Second Chances

Posted on: November 27, 2017
Tags: graduation, giving tuesday

When Cynthia first came to IKRON, she had not worked for many years. However, she made it clear from the beginning that she was prepared to work hard and only needed someone to give her a chance. Not willing to sit back and let that chance come

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IKRON staff collage

IKRON Gives Thanks

Posted on: November 23, 2017
Tags: thanksgiving, giving tuesday, holiday

As we think about all the things we're thankful for, you are at the top of the list! Our friends, supporters, graduates, and others who've come to be part of IKRON not only make every day possible, but also make it a joy to be part of something bigger than

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IKRON Cincinnati building

Graduation, Summer Youth, and More: IKRON Ink Fall 2017

Posted on: November 21, 2017
Tags: IKRON Ink

From the Executive Director... Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for reading the inaugural issue of IKRON Ink! We're excited to share what's been happening around IKRON Cincinnati. In the coming months, we'll have more to share about what staff and students

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mental health works mental health renewal for hamilton county 2017

Hamilton County Passes Mental Health Levy

Posted on: November 8, 2017
Tags: mental health levy, election

The Hamilton County mental health and addiction services levy renewal passed on November 7 with over 70% of the vote. The demand for mental health services in Hamilton County has been on the rise. In 2015 alone, over 24,000 people benefited from the mental

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IKRON fall graduation 2017

Well On Their Way: Celebrate With These 56 IKRON Graduates

Posted on: October 20, 2017
Tags: graduation

On October 13, we celebrated with our largest group of graduates ever—56, surpassing the previous record of 52 set in May.  IKRON’s graduation ceremonies have been a key part of our program from our days on the University of Cincinnati

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eli working during the summer youth program at IKRON

37 Teens Explore Careers at IKRON

Posted on: September 1, 2017
Tags: summer youth

The third year of IKRON's Summer Youth Program (SYP) was a tremendous success, with happy students reluctant to say good-bye in early August when the five-week program reached its end. In addition to students feeling safe and supported at IKRON as they

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team playing at IKRON annual golf outing

Lucky 13: IKRON's Most Successful Golf Outing Ever

Posted on: August 1, 2017
Tags: golf outing, youth program

On July 27, IKRON hosted our 13th annual Golf Outing, raising over $26,000 to benefit youth of all walks of life in the greater Cincinnati area who have barriers to employment. Thanks to our bunch of dedicated of golfers, 2017 was our biggest year yet.

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help up clip art

IKRON One of Seven Participating Orgs in Cincinnati’s Successful Hand Up Initiative

Posted on: May 1, 2017
Tags: hand up, city of cincinnati

Two years in, the City of Cincinnati’s Hand Up Initiative has helped nearly 500 people get jobs, which is about two-thirds of those enrolled in the program (as of April 2017). Hand Up has purposefully reached out to the city’s lower-income areas

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