Blog Entries - 2018

IKRON graduates celebrate

You Are the Friend We Need

Posted on: November 27, 2018
Tags: graduation, giving tuesday, donate

When participants step inside IKRON's door for the first time, they can feel lots of things: nervous, excited, skeptical, 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 2018 Students of the Year

Now Is the Time for Champions

Posted on: November 27, 2018
Tags: giving tuesday, donate, student of the year

Every hero needs a hand from time to time. Someone to step in at just the right moment and give just the right kind of help the hero needs to take that next step of their journey.Here at IKRON, we believe every participant deserves to be the hero of

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thankful turkey

So Much to Be Thankful For

Posted on: November 21, 2018
Tags: thanksgiving, giving tuesday, holiday

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you're having a safe and relaxing holiday weekend with family and friends. Check out IKRON's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages all weekend to see more of what we're thankful for. Here are some of our favorites: I am

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Smile with IKRON on Prime Day

Posted on: July 16, 2018
Tags: donate

Planning to snag some deals on Amazon for Prime Day? Great! But can we ask one small favor first? When you log into Amazon, go to, Amazon's program for nonprofits. When you shop on Smile, the nonprofit of your choice gets a portion of your

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Executive Director Randy Strunk with a new IKRON graduate.

Golf Outing, Annual Meeting, & More: IKRON Ink Summer 2018

Posted on: July 12, 2018
Tags: top workplace, IKRON Ink, graduation

From the Executive Director... Summer is an exciting season at IKRON, starting with our spring graduation in May, our summer youth kickoff in June and continuing until August, and our annual Golf Outing in July. I hope to see you at the golf outing on July

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Summer Youth student at the IKRON Building

Summer in the City: 43 Teens Gain Work Experience at IKRON

Posted on: July 9, 2018
Tags: summer youth

The IKRON building is full this month as Summer Youth students gain valuable work skills to get them ready for the competitive workplace. Between our two summer programs, Career Exploration and Work Experience, 43 total students will pass through

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Still Moving Forward: Summer Youth Alum Finds Success

Posted on: June 25, 2018
Tags: summer youth, job development

Previous Summer Youth participant Eli has continued to expand his work experience since he walked through IKRON’s doors last summer. Through the course of the 2017 Summer Youth program, Eli learned critical job skills like teamwork, enthusiasm, and

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Top Workplace logo

IKRON is a Top 100 Workplace for the Fourth Time

Posted on: June 15, 2018
Tags: top workplace, award

Every year, the Cincinnati Enquirer asks, "Where are the best places to work in Cincinnati?" For the fourth time, IKRON has made the list. This award is special to us because the Enquirer asks the people who make IKRON what it is--the employees. After

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2017 long drive challenge winner melissa

Register Now for the 14th Annual IKRON Golf Outing on July 28, 2018

Posted on: May 23, 2018
Tags: golf outing, youth program

Summer is here, and that means it's time for the IKRON Golf Outing! Mark your calendar now for July 28 and round up your three best friends to join you on a fun day of golf for a great cause.Registration is $400 per foursome or $100

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collage of graduates at the IKRON office on May 4

Hard Work Pays Off for 56 IKRON Graduates

Posted on: May 11, 2018
Tags: graduation

On May 4, a very special group of people gathered at the IKRON office to celebrate. Family, friends, and IKRON staff gathered to witness 56 IKRON participants become IKRON graduates. Staff members talked of the hard work that brought each graduate to this

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2018 students of the year honored at the annual meeting

Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2018 Annual Meeting

Once a year, IKRON’s board, staff, friends, and other partners gather to consider the year behind and look forward to what’s ahead. We celebrate successes and set new goals. And we take the time to give honor where it’s due. IKRON is

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