We are an evolved United Way, changed from 18 months ago, three years ago, and even a very different United Way from a decade ago. We value and understand equity and how to apply it; and we are driven by community input that focuses on the economic well-being of all.
Just about 10 years ago, I founded an organization called A Voice For The Innocent, a community of support for people who have been impacted by sexual violence. This year I have decided to step away, and AVFTI will be closing at the end of 2021.
The Northern Kentucky of Chamber of Commerce, RefugeeConnect, Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Horizon Community Funds of NKY are partnering in a community effort to provide resources and connections to the Afghan evacuees to ensure NKY provides a welcoming home for those who have been relocated.
Sometimes change comes gradually. Sometimes it comes suddenly. Sometimes it comes from an unexpected gift or an unimaginable pandemic. Or simply new leadership. At the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, change was the result of all of that.