CityLink is happy to announce that we have a new career opportunity at the center, check out the job description for the Operations Support Coordinator and information on applying here.
Our work is gaining momentum and we are looking for great team members to continue to fuel the impact.
WE NEED YOU TO RE-ENROLL
for the Kroger Community Rewards Program to Benefit CityLink Center!
Thank you for your tremendous support of CityLink Center through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. To date, we have raised over $5,000 through the program thanks to you! But did you know that everyone must re-enroll in the program each year after April 1st and preferably by May 1st in order to help earn funds to benefit CityLink May 2014-April 2015? If you are already a participant in this program, please follow the directions below to re-enroll for the program.
If you haven’t signed up yet, there is no better time than the present! By shopping at Kroger and linking your Kroger Plus card to the Community Rewards Program, you can help us bring hope through a holistic path to economic self-sufficiency for more of Cincinnati’s working poor, unemployed and under-educated.
Sign up, and each time you swipe your Kroger Plus Card at checkout, CityLink Center will automatically earn money – up to $50,000 each quarter!! What a blessing that would be! Simply follow the instructions below.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count until you register or re-enroll your card! If you have any questions or run into trouble, Call Kroger at 877-576-7587.
Thanks for supporting CityLink Center with your Kroger purchases!
|To Re-enroll/Register for the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
- Go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
- Click on “sign-in” or “Create an Account” if you have never signed in previously
- Enter your email address and password, then click “sign in” -OR- Follow the Directions to create an account
*To create a new account you will need your Kroger Plus card # and you will be asked to confirm your email before accessing your Kroger account.
- Once you’ve successfully signed in or registered your account be sure you are back on the www.kroger.com/communityrewards page and Click “Enroll” or “View Your Rewards Details”
- Under ”Find Your Organization” type in “CityLink” and click the “search” button
- Under “Select Your Organization” click the button for “CityLink Center”
- Click ”Enroll” to save your changes
- That’s it! Remember you must re-enroll each year after April 1st and before May 1st for your purchases to support CityLink from year-to-year!
If you’re like a lot of people, you might think that all car donation programs are created equal. It’s a great way to repurpose a vehicle that you are no longer using while helping the community through a variety of different causes. But thanks to this awesome new video from CityLink’s resident partner ChangingGears, we’ve learned that different car donation programs carry different tax benefits for the donor. And what’s unique about this program is that vehicles donated to ChangingGears actually wind up with local families behind the wheel who are working hard towards economic self-sufficiency.
ChangingGears is NOT a give-away program. Clients pay for their cars through zero-interest; fair market loans and make affordable monthly payments between $75-$150 a month. They are empowered to take control of their futures and the well-being of their families through access to private transportation.
Check out the new video and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! Help us get the word out about ChangingGears’ car donation program that provides the max tax benefit while directly supporting local hard-working families and our entire community…It’s a win-win-win!
#WinWinWin #ChangingGears #Cars4Change
It’s that time of year again folks! And this time…it’s gonna be even more epic. Beans and Rice week has expanded through the Church of Cincinnati and you’ll be inspired to know that over 20 local churches in addition to Crossroads have committed to participating this year.
So what is Beans & Rice Week you ask? It’s an amazing opportunity to give back to our community by simply adjusting our eating habits for one week. Thousands will replace their daily diets with just beans and rice and then give the money they saved over a week’s time to support the 2014 Beans and Rice fund. Last year the results of this effort were nothing short of astounding. Nearly $400,000 was raised in just seven days! These funds were invested outside the church and went to worthy causes like keeping city pools open and orphan care programs.
This year you can help! From April 5-13th our city will come together and save our cash by eating beans and rice and invest the money saved into awesome causes…one of which will be CityLink Center!
Learn more on Crossroads’ blog and stay connected, inspired and share your journey via social media with #beansandriceweek . Our staff and volunteers will be posting encouragement and inspiration as we all embark upon this journey together to #spreadthelove. So come on and #jointhemovement EAT BEANS AND RICE.
***UPDATE**** Check out pics from the event on our facebook page here!
On Tuesday Mayor John Cranley visited CityLink Center to celebrate the Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service. Over 1,700 Mayors from across the country came together in their respective cities to highlight the impact AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and other volunteer programs have on addressing our communities’ challenges. Mayor Cranley presented a proclamation declaring April 1st as National Service Recognition Day. Over 70 people attended, including AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps members from Santa Maria Services, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Public Allies, College Now, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) and CityLink.
We heard from one Senior Corps member who spends her days a Foster Grandparent to preschoolers and we all smiled as she described a typical day that involved too many potty breaks. We also heard from an AmeriCorps member who expressed her appreciation for her experiences helping high school students garner the motivation and confidence to chase their college dreams. She recalled a student who was certain he had to go to a community college, but she convinced him his grades were good enough to apply to the university engineering program he really wanted—and he got in.
Over 380,000 members are engaged in formal National Service Programs throughout the U.S. The number of people who want to help their fellow neighbors in need is staggering. It’s even overwhelming to think that we are surrounded by such heroes every day…and frightening to think what our cities would be like without them.
We are so very thankful for the talent and compassion of our own AmeriCorps VISTA members here at CityLink. We salute them and the hundreds of volunteers from across Cincinnati that enable CityLink and our partner organizations to love on the working poor in our city like never before.
For more information about getting involved in the AmeriCorps Program here at CityLink check out this past blog.
Visit the Corporation for National Service at www.nationalservice.gov to learn more about these programs and more.
Mayor Cranley honored 60+ National Service Members for their work in our city on April 1, 2014 with a proclamation naming the day National Service Recognition Day in Cincinnati
Today is the deadline to enroll for individual health insurance for 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.
If qualified individuals do not at least start the process today, they may be subject to fines that will ultimately be deducted from future income tax returns. If you can afford health insurance but choose not to buy it, you may have to pay a fee known as the individual shared responsibility payment. There are however, a number of reasons that could make you exempt from paying the fine. If you are not sure if you qualify for coverage, subsidies or are if your income is better qualified for Medicaid, there are some online resources that can help. Try this one: https://www.healthcare.gov/find-premium-estimates/ .
A person’s health and wellness is key to achieving a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Get educated, get insured and get focused on your health. If you know you qualify and need to start your sign-up process today, there are still places in town that can help you through 8 pm tonight. Here’s a list:
|Enrollment Assistance Center
||8 – 8pm
||Cincinnati, OH 452274790 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 208
||10 – 6pm
||3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223
|Talbert House Warren County
||759 Columbus Ave, Lebanon, OH 45036
|Santa Maria Community Services
||10 – 3 pm
||3301 Warsaw Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205
||6 – 7:30pm
||2880 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45225
|Hamilton County DJFS
||222 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
|Braxton Cann Clinic
||5818 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227
|Enrollment Assistance Center
||9 – 5pm
||2303 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
|Primary Health Solutions
||8:30 – 5pm
||210 S. 2nd Street, 2nd Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011
||513-892-1888 ext 1122
|Primary Health Solutions
||10 – 3pm
||1036 S. Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH 45044
||513-892-1888 ext 1122
|Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
||9 – 1pm
||1740 Langdon Farm Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237
What are you doing Friday Night April 4th?
Looking for an opportunity to have a fun night out with music, drinks & dancing while supporting great local non-profits, then you need to get to Party For a Purpose.
Tickets are going fast, purchase your ticket today at: http://8thannualpartyforapurpose.eventbrite.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
CityLink Center is seeking AmeriCorps*VISTA members to join our team beginning June 2014 to make a year-long/full-time commitment to impact lives in Cincinnati.
Use your knowledge and skills while gaining professional development experience and money towards college.
CityLink Center is a city-wide initiative leveraging the strengths of various social service agencies in Cincinnati. One place, one team made up of many of the city’s best services and have staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps*VISTAs supporting local programs. Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) build capacity working with CityLink staff and partners to assist in eradicating poverty in our local community.
CityLink is currently seeking applicants for VISTAs in June of 2014 to support the development of CityLink’s volunteer system, fundraising and communication/marketing strategies.
Here’s a quick guide on how to apply or just follow the link and instructions below. AmeriCorpsVISTA Recruitment Ad
- APPLY HERE
- Look for “Join AmeriCorps!” on the left side of the home page.
- Choose “Ohio” in the drop down box
- “Choose Where to Serve” and then, look for CityLink Center.
CityLink is currently seeking a few good men & women to help advance our mission of ‘Showing God’s Love to those in need by providing an integrated path to holistic life change” -
First step, memorize our mission statement or tattoo it on your body (just kidding, please don’t do that)
Second step, check out the job openings here
Third step, if you believe it is a fit and you have the skills and capabilities required, e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references to HR@citylinkcenter.org
Fourth step, once we review the information we will reach out to schedule conversations
Thanks for considering joining our team.
Last year’s MashUp was an incredible event that drove awareness and funding to support CityLink’s mission.
Through the event, our friends from Agar and Higher Level Art, helped to create a lasting piece of inspirational art that now has a permanent home in our cafe.
Inspired by Romans 5:3