We organize conversations that connect everyday experts — people with lived experiences — to decision makers. These conversations generate actionable insights and ideas that we summarize in reports and strategy documents.
Building Better Career Pathways in Hamilton County
The greater Cincinnati region is home to a wide variety of employers in rapidly-growing industries. This growth potential makes it an ideal location to pilot regional strategies for transitioning individuals without four year degrees into sustainable, living-wage, career track employment.
OhioMeansJobs Hamilton County (OMJ) has recognized that in order to facilitate this change, it is crucial to understand the unique challenges present at every juncture of the current workforce system. Read the full Cohear report here.
Getting Ohio Fully Vaccinated by Listening First
As supply of the vaccine has begun to outpace demand, it is critical for public health officials to listen and learn from those who remain hesitant in order to bring our collective vaccination rates closer to >70%. This report highlights our discussions with people who have chosen not to be vaccinated yet in communities with low overall vaccination rates.
Stories of the
If we are going to tackle a housing crisis where over 40,000 low-income families lack quality, affordable housing, we are going to need a comprehensive strategy. This report is a part of a pro bono effort we launched in late 2018 to bring the voices of the people who are living through the housing crisis to the table with a range of decision makers.
Making Schools Safer by Addressing Bullying
When Cincinnati Public Schools wanted to build a better plan for effectively addressing bullying, Cohear connected them to the everyday experts — students who had experienced bullying — along with their parents, teachers and administrators. We learned that the path to solutions starts with helping students build deeper connections with one another.
Changing Charitable Giving
During their annual planning for the upcoming year, the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati knew they wanted to implement more innovative strategies to better serve the community. They worked with our team to listen to and implement the ideas of the women impacted most by the issues that they are committed to addressing, shifting meaningful power in the process.