Innovation Toward Inclusion

Parents 2 Partners has been chosen as one of a select group of nonprofit organizations to participate in Innovation Toward Inclusion with the the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. This comes as part our deeply held committment to continue serving those with developmental and/or physical disabilities and to work together to build a more inclusive Tristate region.

Advocate for Change by Speaking at TedX

If, like our team at Parents 2 Partners, you’ve wanted to advocate for change to improve outcomes for your community, you may want to share your ideas with a larger audience by presenting it at TedX. As a former TedX speaker and now speaking coach, I’ve put together my top ten tips for winning a slot at a TedX audition:

10 Tips to Increase Your Chance of Winning a TedX Audition

Ohio Asian American/Pacific Islander Legislative Day

LEARN about issues affecting Asian Americans
ENGAGE with speakers and attendees
ADVOCATE to your State Representatives & Senators
to make YOUR voice heard

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The Ohio Statehouse (Main Atrium)
11:00 am – 5:00pm

For more information and registration information, please see the Flyer Here

Winners of Shinola’s #RollUpOurSleeves Contest!

Parents 2 Partners was selected as winners of 2017 Shinola #RollUpOurSleeves contest for our mission and passion to make our community a better place! We are thankful for all the support that continues to make our community outreach possible and successful.

Our work was recently featured in an article on the official Shinola Detroit blog, The Journal. You can read the full article here: Shinola Blog Feature.

Free Citizenship Assistance Tomorrow 09/24/2017 in Cincinnati

Annual Citizenship Day is tomorrow! Local immigration attorneys will be providing free citizenship assistance tomorrow, Sunday 09/24/2017 at Education Matters, 2104 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204 from 9am to 2pm.

Several of AILA Attorneys will be joined by volunteers to help eligible local immigrants apply for citizenship.

You can download the flyer with more information here: Flyer

Congratulations Tori!

Recently we held a transformative week-long workshop for emancipated foster youth with intensive training and mentoring–an extreme makeover of mind, heart, and faith. When we learned from the foster youth about their lost dreams and struggles, we worked to help these youth resolve the barriers needed for them to move forward to success. For example, the young men didn’t know how to shave, put on a tie, and didn’t have warm clothes to walk around in for a journey of job searching. Another could not obtain a birth certificate because he needed proof of his identity with a photo ID to obtain an ID, which he would need for employment. We worked with community members and leaders to resolve these and other issues, and sought to help elevate, empower, and educate these kids so that they may succeed.  After only one week in this program, all campers who completed our program to date have successfully secured employment and/or acceptance to college.

Meet Tori after our Under the Stars camp!

He went through an amazing transformation during our Under the Stars program, part of which included a career-ready makeover. He got a haircut, received work clothes, new shoes, and a coat for his long walks to work. He became employed by the YMCA shortly after finishing Under the Stars and is now working with at-risk youth.  He now has plans to attend Miami University for an Education major. We are so proud of you Tori!

Would you like to join our outreach and serve as a mentor? These youth need guidance of a community members on daily aspects of life, and we are will provide help to guide you as needed. Make a difference and change a life!

by Leila Kubesch

Leila Kubesch piloted the Under the Stars camp for five aged out foster youth for five days at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard. This program helped participants develop skills for success. The information gained by P2P, such as of the main challenges faced by these youth, will be used to develop future programs.

 
Under the Stars