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Bright Ideas Ohio is a project of the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It highlights promising practices by Ohio nonprofits to encourage peer-to-peer learning and innovation.

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Mortar

Mortar

The Cincinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine (OTR) has experienced remarkably swift development over the past few years, transforming from “ground zero in inner-city decline” to the must-go destination for fine dining and shopping.  MORTAR seeks to help long-term residents of OTR take part in their own neighborhood’s development by equipping them with mentors, an in-depth 9- week program, and encouragement to start their own businesses.  

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