CoreChange Working Groups
The CoreChange Summit produced a wealth of innovative ideas on how to "Invent the New American City" and helped to connect folks together who have similiar passions. Below is a listing of the working groups that emerged from the Summit. We have also included a brief description of the working groups along with a contact person.
Please considering joining a working group or creating a new working group based on your passion, skills or interests. CoreChange is a game-changing movement and we welcome new people and new ideas. Be sure to check back periodically for updates on the working groups.
WORKING GROUP TEAMS
as of June 26, 2012
- Support Returning Citizens - CONTACT: Bob Miller – Email: email@example.com
Mission that all citizens are deserving of respect and the ability to express their unique gifts and talents. Every individual impacted by the criminal justice system experiences the support, respect, hope and collaboration necessary to create a self-sufficient community.
- Arts in Motion – CONTACT: Terresa Adams – Email: Terresa937@gmail.com
Our prototype has created core change in the arts that promotes accessibility, crosses community boundaries and focuses on community assets by building on strengths of neighborhoods.
- Support Young Entrepreneurs CONTACT: Chanel Wood – Email: ChanelWood.Ceo@gmail.com
- Access to a coach within 24 hours
- Have a virtual and physical presence in the community
- Accessible to the core of 52 neighborhoods
- A real change in the young entrepreneurial success by changing 1, then 10, then 100's"
- Regional Transportation for the Betterment of Humanity - CONTACT: Cynthia Cominsky – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Define priorities in the transportation sector
- Contact other groups already working on mass transit issues
- Meet with other groups already working on rapid bus
- Creating a “Strengths-Based” City – CONTACT: Nick Gagai – Email: email@example.com
As emissaries of a strengths based approach the citizens of Cincinnati we have created a pervasive environment of acknowledgement, development, and encouragement of personal, neighborhood, organizational and business strengths through education, conversation and relationships. In 2014, we held the first AI summit for a completely strengths based city. By 2015, we exceeded our designations of a city of strengths and have officially become the world capital of strengths.
- In the Core, For the Core – CONTACT: Paul Leffler – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are creating 10,000 jobs per year, employing people in the urban core with a dynamic range of skill levels and incomes. Through a dense and powerful market focused network of local employers and new local community based business including cooperatives. We are creating business opportunities and producing living wages for all.
- Advanced Community Learning Environment – CONTACT: Salaam Yusef – Email: email@example.com
In a healthy community, learning is a lifelong process. This group is tasked with advancing learning opportunities for all citizens in our urban neighborhoods.
- Hello Cincinnati-Communication Across Boundaries - CONTACT: Gary Robbins – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is getting people to go to other communities; explore new relationships and find commonality and understanding to further our larger goal
- New Urban Villages Movement - CONTACT: Nicholas Darriun – Email: email@example.com
Our thriving urban village is providing green, affordable, accessible and shared-equity housing in the urban core neighborhoods of greater Cincinnati. City legislation has made it possible for form-based code development that allows flexible, sustainable, and livable eco-friendly communities. It is an exciting neighborhood-based movement that has created dozens of organic and intentional communities that meet the needs of residents and our fair city.
- CoreChange Narrative: Reframing Our Thinking About Our Neighborhoods - CONTACT: Camilla King – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This working group is creating the strengths-based narrative of CoreChange by direct interaction with community citizens and learning and teaching of our vast potential for positive change. Video interviews and neighborhood engagement are key strategies.
- Neighborhoods and Citizens, Communications and Connections
The focus of our group revolved around two dynamics of communication:
- The personal decision to step outside ourselves and begin a conversation of relationship with the persons of our community.
- Developing a campaign of mechanisms or programming that facilitates relationships within and between our citizens and community.
- Give 4 Giving: Creating a Foundation for Love in Action – CONTACT: Randy Wilcox – Email: email@example.com
This group is intended to do just what it says, create a foundation of Love for our urban neighborhoods.
- LIFE by Design – CONTACT: Michelle Graves - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Identify people and initiative we need to connect with those to help us craft the workshop
- Engage in a broader conversation with potential participants and contributors to LIFE by Design
- Design a process that’s meaningful and beneficial to participants of LIFE by Design
- Sustainability: Growing with the Flow CONTACT: Cheri Scott – Email: email@example.com
Our prototype is creating core change that will be responsible for providing tools, education, samples for model farms, that will be active for all communities.
- CoreChange in Public Safety (Community-Driven Crime Control) – CONTACT: Chris Kearney – Eamil: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of CoreChange in Public Safety is to inspire and empower our fifty-two neighborhoods within the city of Cincinnati to embrace the notion that "the people are the police, and the police are the people" (Sir Robert Peel). Abating crime and disorder within the community has little to do with having a badge and gun, but rather it is "pushing power down" to the community level.
- Cincinnati as Youth Opportunity Capital – CONTACT: Maria Robbins – Email: email@example.com
This group is focused on building up the youth of the urban core
- 0 – 5 Critical Care – CONTACT: Couper Gardiner - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support all 0-5 children to have loving, nurturing relationships that prepares them for success in school and life.
- Eat to Thrive
Create a facility that provides comprehensive health education with a focus on healthy food choices, perparation and physical exercise. Work specifically with children on healthy eating, cooking and community gardening. Make good, wholesome food accessible and affordable to all people in Greater Cincinnati area.
If you would like more general information or are uncertain about where you'd best fit, please contact Elaine Suess [working groups coordinator] or Jim Prues [communications].
CoreChange is growing, moving and in it for the long haul. Please consider joining us in this great effort!