Tonight the Greenlight Fund is dedicating it’s annual event, Cinnovation, to FII. Cinnovation will bring together over 200 people from GreenLight’s unique community of nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists.
Thanks to Greenlight Fund who was the catalyst for FII-Cincinnati, and to our many community partners and supporters who opened doors and built bridges for FII to connect with families across Greater Cincinnati. Today we have more demand from Cincinnati families than we do funds to launch cohorts.
Once enrolled, our 208 families have quickly embraced their role as partners in this work, serving as the foundation of not only our mission but also our growth. They have continued to share their positive FII experiences with family, friends, and colleagues and new family groups have been brought on board as a result of their encouragement and enthusiasm, pushing our growth to soaring heights.
Our families are diverse representations of who we are as a community. They are hard-working, family-focused, community-advocates striving to build a better tomorrow for themselves and the communities they live in.
By this time next year, our earliest families will be finishing their two year commitment. Many will choose to stay engaged with FII and meet with their small groups. The relationships they’ve built will be too strong and too rich to walk away from. This is FII’s impact; families strengthen and build lifelong social capital to support their personal goals and their communities’ success.
We have surpassed our first year goal for family partners and demand remains high. FII Cincinnati could double in size by this time next year if we have the funding to match the demand. Over the next 3 years, we want to see 1,000 families join the FII movement in Cincinnati.
Together we can reach this goal.
In the News
Raising Families Out of Poverty and Raising the Bar, featuring Cincinnati Director Vashti Rutledge on 91.7 WVXU
How To Fix Cincinnati’s Poverty Problem on 91.7 WVXU
Had a great time with @dancincy, @MeyerRpm, and Sally Duffy on @917wvxu taking about poverty in our city. TLDR: there is a lot of work to do…but if anyone can move the needle it is the people of #Cincinnati. Let’s keep the conversation and the work going. pic.twitter.com/wc5fcv2gMH
— GreenLight Cincy (@GreenLightCincy) October 10, 2018
“We are asking orgs and corps to ask: are you alleviating poverty or are you contributing to poverty due to your own internal processes?” Sister Sally Duffy (9:04) #TrustandInvest @917wvxu @GreenLightCincy https://t.co/6G8NDEUlaK
— FII (@FIInational) October 13, 2018
“We are not going to program our way out of poverty. Programs will help but we also need to be looking at the systems.” – Sister Sally Duffy (6:39) #TrustandInvest @917wvxu @GreenLightCincy https://t.co/076EYh0NQm
— FII (@FIInational) October 12, 2018
“Too often we approach working with low-income families from a deficit based model. (FII) flips that on its head.” -Tara Noland (14:07) @tarabonno #TrustandInvest @917wvxu @GreenLightCincy https://t.co/KYhw65vJxS
— FII (@FIInational) October 15, 2018