Jodi Pickering (She/Her)
Services Sites in Cincinnati, Ohio
Imago protects 37 acres, only 3 miles from downtown Cincinnati and its mission is to foster a deeper harmony with Earth by providing educational experiences, creating opportunities for discussion and community building, and conserving natural areas. Members assist in creating and implementing curriculum for school groups and for summer camps.
The Sisters of Notre Dame have supported this school since its founding. Members serve as assistants to teachers and work with small groups. They also support the after-school program. See this link for a glimpse of daily life.
Three schools in Covington, Kentucky make up this service site. Members help with translation and coordination of services for their growing Latino population. For this position, Spanish language skills are a must.
Tikkun Farm is a 3.5 acre farm in the neighborhood of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, intends to be a place of healing, restoration and repair cultivated through meaningful work and spiritual practices. Members work to care for the farm and to lead school groups and other volunteer groups in educational programming.
Education Matters works to address the gap in educational opportunities for adults in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Members serve in their GED program, tutoring individuals in various subjects of the test and supporting their testing efforts.
This retreat centers strives to promote healing and social change by providing education, outreach, and spiritual renewal, in solidarity with the people of southern West Virginia. Members sometimes live onsite, and in addition to their work leading retreats and summer camps, they also offer support in the local schools.
The Welcome Project empowers Cincinnati’s refugee and immigrant population while connecting, assisting, and inspiring all through art and food. Members support community events, the development of new programming for both children and adults and the new community farmers market.
EDGE is a safe place just for teens after school where all teens are valued and accepted. Members work with the after-school program, supporting the teens academically and emotionally. The after-school program offers homework support, professional development and games like pool and ping pong.
Lower Price Hill youth of all ages are welcome to participate in positive activities at the Joe Williams Family Center after school. In addition to athletic activities like basketball and volleyball, youth can get assistance with homework, and spend time socializing in a “safe place” surrounded by positive adult mentors.