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Cincinnati Union Bethel
May 28, 2010

I joined the Board of Trustees of Cincinnati Union Bethel 14 years ago and I am amazed at how much it has grown and the number of women, children, and families in need that it has assisted and continues to serve. Cincinnati Union Bethel will celebrate its 180th anniversary this year and it has a deep, rich history of serving the less fortunate in the Cincinnati area. But, over the past five to ten years, the organization and its programs (especially the Off the Streets program) have grown to the point of being nationally recognized and awarded and now Cincinnati Union Bethel serves as a role model for other communities across the country that strive to replicate the successes of Cincinnati Union Bethel's programs. The doors to the Anna Louise Inn have been open to women in transition and families in need for over 100 years. You can see the difference in the eyes and in the words of the residents. The Anna Louise Inn has improved the lives of so many people over so many years. The Off the Streets program is relatively new considering the long history of Cincinnati Union Bethel. But this collaboration among many organizations has made an immediate positive impact on the lives of the women in the program and on the communities in which we live and work. The Early Childhood Education program has helped so many children aged three to five years get a head start before kindergarten. I recently visited one of Cincinnati Union Bethel's Early Childhood Education sites and read a book to a classroom of four-year-olds. Their eagerness and hunger to learn at such an early age was simply contagious. The staff at Cincinnati Union Bethel is a wonderful, creative, hard-working group of people. They take the mission of Cincinnati Union Bethel to heart every day and their greatest reward is to witness the vast improvement in the lives of so many women, children, and families in need.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

so many ways and over so many years. As a long-time board member, I helped to develop the mission and strategic planning of Cincinnati Union Bethel and I have worked closely with staff members in implementing and supervising the programs and services.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the services that it provides and the staff and board members associated with Cincinnati Union Bethel. This organization greatly assists so many women, children, and families in need and the staff and board members are very hard-working, dedicated people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most creative, caring, and hard-working people with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working on so many nonprofit boards and committees. They are simply the best.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve so many more women, children, and families in need and it could continue to assist other communities across the nation to establish similar very effective programs that benefit all of us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I help set the policies and oversee the operations of this wonderful organization that greatly assists so many women, children, and families in need.