Here at CityLink, we were able to celebrate 6 clients earning jobs this week! That’s a record here at CityLink! Our employment partner, Cincinnati Works, helps clients work on their interview skills, build effective resumes, and search for jobs during their week long Job Readiness Workshop.
When a client comes to CityLink to notify us about their new position everyone puts down their work and enjoys the ceremonial ringing of the bells. Our ears are ringing from all those bells but it is definitely worth it to see the looks on our client’s faces. We are so proud of you!
You have three huge opportunities to support CityLink in April!
1. “Party for a Purpose” on April 12
Head to the Manor House for Party for a Purpose with some awesome people. Food, drinks, music, dancing, silent auction and support for your favorite organization. It will be a great Friday night! Purchase your tickets at www.onecity.org/partyforapurpose.aspx
2. Rat Race 5K/10K on April 20
The 12th Annual Rat Race is a fun event that the whole family can enjoy. The evening race and after-party are great ways to welcome in the warm spring weather while socializing with other people that love CityLink as much as you do! Sign up to run or walk at www.cinciratrace.org/reg.asp
3. Kroger Rewards for CityLink all year long
In addition to receiving all of the rewards you currently earn from your Kroger Plus Card, you can also raise money for the CityLink Center every time you use it! Identify CityLink as your organization of choice then use your Kroger Plus Card when buying groceries or gas to support CityLink (this will not affect the fuel points you earn). All you have to do is visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and enroll this month (April) to make a difference! Link your Plus Card account to CityLink by using the identification number 82979.
CityLink will benefit from your participation in any of these great events. Support CityLink all month long!
Thanks for all your support and we hope to see you at all CityLink events this month. Tell all your friends to Join the Movement and help eradicate poverty in our great city!
For the past year, CityLink has participated in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Kroger donates a percentage of profits to area organizations, like CityLink, that are registered as donation recipients. The more people that register with CityLink, the better! You can participate in this program simply by identifying CityLink as your organization of choice then use your Kroger Plus Card when buying groceries or gas to support CityLink (this will not affect the fuel points you earn).
Please visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and enroll by April 30 to make a difference! Existing CityLink Kroger Plus Card supporters must re-enroll during the month of April. Please connect your existing Plus Card account to CityLink Center by using the identification number 82979. If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, now is the time to get one.
We are grateful for the support we have received from existing members. Do not forget to tell your friends! Let us be the change we want to see!
Last week’s CityLink Gardening Class was a success! We found our first radish sprout!
Hopefully this little guy can survive the snow storm we’re getting and finally see some spring weather around here!
CityLink clients and volunteers met today for a short “Gardening 101″ class where they learned about the different kinds of gardens and best practices for planting seeds. Then everyone was excited to get their hands dirty, planting in the Community Learning Garden, just in time for the first day of Spring next week.
Clients are able to learn all about gardening and growing their own food in “Gardening 101″ then prepare delicious and nutritious meals with the food they’ve just planted! “Nutrition” is another class provided to CityLink clients that helps everyone lead a healthier and happier life!
Hopefully working in the garden at CityLink will warn off this cold weather we’ve been having and bring us some sunshine soon!
Soapbox did a great job of highlighting the work of ChangingGears and partners at CityLink Center.
Check out the article here!
ChangingGears Provides Transportation, Empowers Clients
To Sign Up Go To: http://www.cinciratrace.org/reg.asp
Join us in Loveland with over 900 runners of all levels in the 12th annual Rat Race benefiting CityLink Center and other local charities.
You can run or walk or skip or cartwheel 5k or 10k and enjoy an awesome party following the race to socialize and celebrate the day. This will be a fun and engaging event for everyone, with prizes for you top runners and pizza and beer for the rest of us.
We hope to see you out there to support CityLink and other great charities!
CityLink is excited to have our final resident partner up and running!
ChangingGears has officially opened its doors. Volunteers have been working hard on getting the 28 donated cars ready to sell!
Qualified CityLink clients are working toward purchasing a ChangingGears vehicle by learning everything from the total costs of owning a car to changing the oil. Vehicles will be purchased from ChangingGears at a significantly discounted price and a 0% interest loan.
We are so excited about ChangingGears’ opening and can’t wait to let clients take the wheel!
To donate to ChangingGears, volunteer, or learn more, go to http://www.changing-gears.org/.
You’ve got a lot of opportunities coming up really soon to support your favorite Cincinnati movement… CityLink!
No matter what your style is, there’s an event just for you!
Get your dancing shoes ready for the 7th annual Party for a Purpose, hosted by Brad and Colleen Johansen on April 12th.
Or break out those running shoes on April 20th for Cincinnati’s Rat Race 5k/10k Run & Walk.
Be on the look out for more info to come about how to get signed up to dance, run, and support CityLink! Why not have fun while you benefit CityLink?