Zoo Day 2018

 

On Saturday, Clients, Volunteers, and Staff headed to the Cincinnati Zoo for Zoo Day 2018. Why do we do this? Well, we weren’t created to do life alone. Zoo Day provides not only an opportunity for authentic fellowship but also an opportunity to engage families.

It was so refreshing to extend our community outside the CityLink walls. Folks met before hand at CityLink Center to eat some pizza generously donated by Dewey’s Pizza.  And thanks to our valued church partner,  Landmark Church, transportation was provided and we all got to and fro without a hitch!

We saw polar bears feeling a bit lethargic under the hot summer sun. But hey can you blame them?!(photo credit: google) Even the humans were feeling  sluggish in the 90 degree heat!

But it was well worth the adventure! And hey, we even got some rad stickers for completing the scavenger hunt.

Did you know frogs can’t swallow with their eyes open? Now you do. You’re welcome.

 

Vision Night

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We’re Just Getting Started.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Vision Night 2018: Year 5

We’re celebrating 5 years of operation in Cincinnati and it’s been an incredible journey so far. Thousands of clients have embarked upon a relentless pursuit of positive life-change and we exist to be a driving force of support in their story every step of the way. At Vision Night, we’ll share a bit about where we’ve been and what we’ve learned and a lot about where we’re headed. We hope you’ll join us for a night of reflection and vision casting.

  • 2017 Annual Report Release
  • Client Storytelling
  • Light refreshments
  • Please RSVP by April 5th

We hope to see you there!

Come Celebrate With Us!

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Christmas Blessings

Our fifth annual Holiday Portrait project was a huge success! In early December, our clients and their families had the opportunity to bring their families and friends in for free, professional portraits. They received an print of their favorite photo along with digital copies of all their photos – just in time for Christmas! Everyone had a blast, and all of the photos turned out beautifully. We are uncertain on the number of stomach aches from the overload of cookies and hot chocolate but we do know that families had a great time and left with smiles on their faces.

Thank you to our faithful volunteers helped check people in and overall helped make the day run smoothly. And a special thank you to our photography team of volunteers for using their gifts to bless our clients.  We could not have done it without all of your help. Thank you to everyone involved!

 

CityLink at The Ballpark

Boy do we love our CityLink Community. We were reminded of this last month as a group of 120+ Clients, Volunteers, Partners and Staff headed downtown to watch the Cincinnati Reds (believe it or not..) win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rachel and her kiddos (pictured above) were able to experience their first Reds game because of the generosity and engagement of our community. Rachel says she felt very blessed for the opportunity, especially since her son wants to play baseball. She graduated from the Per Scholas program in August. While job searching at CityLink, she happened to notice the flyer for the Red’s game and immediately signed up for tickets.

The game was special for Rachel in more ways than one and says that her son, Daron, is named in memory of an incredible baseball player who lost his life at a young age. Rachel was glad to be able to honor his memory with her children at the game for the first time.

We want to invite you to join our CityLink family because Jesus has called us to live in community and we want you to have the opportunity to be a part of the goodness that is happening all around us.

If you’re interested in becoming a client, give us a call at 513-357-2000 ext 0. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up for an upcoming volunteer orientation here. And for other inquiries email info@citylinkcenter.org.

 

MashUp 2017

Your eyes, ears and taste buds will be entertained through four separate live performances featuring unexpected combinations of music, art and dance. Plus, an interactive art project our guests (that’s you!) help create. All of this mashed up with amazing food and adult beverages from some of the city’s hottest venues!

Early Bird Tickets: $40 through September 15th only! 

Pre-Sale Tickets: $45 through October 5th

Door Tickets: $50 (if not sold out… and this event sells out!)

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Thank you to our generous food sponsors!

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making MashUp possible!

 

The Extreme Point .1K is Back August 5th!

Join us on August 5th from 10am-2pm for our 2nd annual Extreme Point .1K! Our family friendly “race” covers 329 feet of grueling flat terrain! Kids of all ages will have a blast with children’s activities like a petting zoo, bounce house, and more! We’ll also have some food trucks & music for those parents and adults who don’t want to bounce around or get their face painted. So, gather up a team, pick a name, and even start your training now!

Last year we had Wookies, Hoverboards, and Moonwalkers (to name a few) cross the finish line! What’s your race style?! We can’t wait to see! Prizes for best team name, costume, and race style will be awarded.

Register Today! Tickets available here: https://citylink-families-on-mission.funraise.org/

A Wild Time at CityLink’s Zoo Day!

Building community both inside and outside the walls of our 800 Bank St location is part of our DNA here at CityLink.  Last Saturday, on a bright Saturday afternoon, volunteers, clients and staff took a field trip to for our first Zoo Day! CityLink is comprised of many moving parts. Different clients and volunteers don’t always have the opportunity to engage with one other because of the differences in classes or areas they serve in.  Fun and interactive social opportunities like this give our clients, volunteers, staff and their kids a chance to connect! Thanks to our valued church partner,  Landmark Church and nearly 100 community members rode down to the Cincinnati Zoo from CityLink in style for a fun day of animal sight-seeing and adventure.

The group was split into 10 smaller groups, where they participated in a friendly but competitive scavenger hunt.

Did you know the Komodo Dragon can consume 80% of its body weight in one sitting? Team Elephant did!

They were the scavenger hunt champions, and thanks to event supporters like Graeter’s and Jimmy John’s they took home gift cards for a cool summer treats and eats.  Jimmy John’s also made a generous donation of plenty of sandwiches and chips for the road. Check out a few pics from our day below…sort of makes you wanna be a part of our crew, huh?

Check out these other fun ways to get your family involved with CityLink this summer! 

 

Center Celebration February 9th!

 If you’re a volunteer, client or supporter around here, you’re invited to join us in celebration of some of the awesome milestones our clients are reaching along their journeys as well a number of volunteers who are making a big impact on our mission!
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RSVP REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 3RD:
http://bit.ly/citylinkcelebration

Holiday Portrait Project Continues to Bless Clients

Here’s a sneak peak at just a few of the amazing shots our families took home as their Christmas gifts this year thanks to our talented team of Volunteer Photographers. For the 4th year in a row, some of our community’s most amazing photo bugs donate their time to capture holiday memories for our clients and staff. Thank you to our awesome team of merry elves! David Slaughter, Tony Arrasmith,  Mark Nowak, Diana Kelly-Davis, and Todd Kough, Owen, Craig Reesey and everyone else we may be forgetting!

You continue to bless us with your generosity.

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