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Building an Equitable Community is the Path to Inclusive Prosperity in our Region

All-in Cincinnati Research Release Event 10/19 - Mark your calendar today!

 The research has been compiled, and it’s ready for release. We’re excited to reveal the ground-breaking work of the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition — in coordination with research and action institute PolicyLink — to determine the essential investments, policies and opportunities needed to address persistent inequalities in our community.

GCF is championing the All-In Cincinnati initiative in partnership with Interact for Health and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. We invite you to join us on October 19 for the research release event, A Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Our Region, which will feature Dr. Michael McAfee, PolicyLink President and CEO.

The research has been compiled, and it’s ready for release. We’re excited to reveal the ground-breaking work of the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition — in coordination with research and action institute PolicyLink — to determine the essential investments, policies and opportunities needed to address persistent inequalities in our community.


All-In Cincinnati, quite simply, is the recognition that striving for equity throughout our beloved community enriches all of us. PolicyLink, a national research and action institute, defines equity as “just and fair inclusion into a society in which all, including all racial and ethnic groups, can participate, prosper and reach their full potential.” It advocates for identifying and overcoming the systemic barriers to achieving equity through intentional action.


At Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), we understand that our “tale of two cities” presents dueling realities. While Cincinnati is rightly recognized as a city on the rise — with a substantial array of Fortune 500 companies, universities and cutting-edge healthcare organizations, along with a re-emerging urban core — we continue to chart one of the highest child poverty rates in the nation, especially among African Americans. It’s a familiar story across the U.S., say the experts at PolicyLink, and changing the narrative is the goal of their All-In Cities initiative. GCF is championing the All-In Cincinnati initiative in partnership with Interact for Health and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

We are excited to announce the release of the All-In Cincinnati research, which provides the foundation for creating a local policy roadmap built upon PolicyLink’s framework. A Path to Inclusive Prosperity will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael McAfee, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 19, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, downtown. Dr. McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink, joined the organization in 2011 as the inaugural director of its Promise Neighborhoods Institute.   

The All-In Cincinnati research project was guided by a broad-based team of community stakeholders and volunteers who convened as the All-In Cincinnati Equity Coalition. They include the AMOS Project, Black United Front, Child Poverty Collaborative, Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati Union Cooperative Institute, City of Cincinnati Department of Economic Inclusion, Housing Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati, Intersections, Invest in Neighborhoods, LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, Women’s Fund of GCF and several other organizations.

GCF is inviting you to be All-In, too. Please join us at the All-In Cincinnati research release event on October 19. Admission is free; doors open at 3:30 p.m. Register Today!  



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