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Grant Partner Spotlight: TECH Corps Ohio: TECHie Camp
On a hot, summer day, most kids are thinking about taking a dive into a cool pool while some desire to plunge into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Believe it or not, 3rd graders can create projects that range from designing and writing code for various games, interactive arts and animations to building and…Continue Reading +
Grant Partner Spotlight: Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland: Power Up!
Today marks the 101st birthday of Girl Scouts in the USA! In honor of this anniversary, we highlight our grant partnership between the local Girl Scouts council, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, and The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. For at least a decade, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council (GSOH) has offered programming aimed…Continue Reading +
International Women’s Day
Around the globe we are celebrating the 100th International Women’s Day. In the past 100 years, women have fought hard to gain economic, social, and political opportunities, and this important work is still being done today. You see, we are in the midst of a global movement. A movement that focuses on a woman’s ability to…Continue Reading +
Violence Against Women Act
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio exists to transform the lives of women and girls, by mobilizing the collective power and passion of all women working together. We strive to create a climate of empowerment in a community where many voices can contribute to the shaping of wills and attitudes. Today, we use our voice…Continue Reading +
One Billion Rising
Strike, dance, and rise against violence against women. The 13th and 14th of February are booked full of events that aim to educate people about violence against women. We believe in the power of the collective of women to make change. This Valentine’s Day, we have an opportunity to show the world the power…Continue Reading +
Remembering Frances Beal
In the spirit of Black History Month, it is a good time to reflect on how black women have managed to achieve so much in the face of so many obstacles. Black women have truly been a powerful force in history that has managed to shape our culture and society. From the mid-1960s to the…Continue Reading +
Behind the Super Bowl…
This year over 100 million people will tune in to watch the Super Bowl, while tens of thousands flock to New Orleans to see the big game. With such a major event, though, comes an even bigger problem that must be seen. Each year, the Super Bowl brings an increase in prostitution and sex trafficking….Continue Reading +
Do You Hold the Key?
You know her. You’ve laughed, cried, hoped, and daydreamed with her. She’s the funny friend, close confidant, and relatable love. Simply put, she’s America’s sweetheart. And on May 9th we will begin to know her as so much more. That’s right. Keyholder 2013: we’re talking to Meg Ryan! Joined by Sheryl WuDunn, award winning co-author…Continue Reading +
Liberation: Doma International
Monday night was inspiring. A doma colleague and survivor of human trafficking, Theresa Flores, hosted and organized the Liberator Awards to recognize the abolition heroes amongst us in Ohio. At the end of the night, Theresa asked me what my favorite moment was. Was it the glitter that fell down from the ceiling, missing the…Continue Reading +
JENNIFER WOOD, DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH, CASA OF FRANKLIN COUNTY HONORING THE WOMEN OF CASA-FC
I would like to honor the (all-female!) Staff Attorneys of CASA of Franklin County: Linda Allison, Sharon Carney-Packard, Caitlin Barbee, Anne Konarski and Alita Rucker, as well as staff Guardians ad Litem Joanne Sheely and Tobi Fliegel. I am proud of the work you do every day to passionately advocate for the abused and neglected…Continue Reading +
One Voice. Celebrating MLK Day.
Freedom. It’s such a simple word, such a simple ideal. But it’s a state that has escaped many. Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who serves as a shining example of the power of one voice used for social good. Although we have come a long way in…Continue Reading +
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