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Watch the 2021 Brighter Futures Celebration

On November 30, 2021, Easterseals aired its annual Brighter Futures Celebration on WCPO Channel 9. The program re-aired on December 12.

The highly-anticipated televised event told stories of Easterseals clients who successfully navigated life’s barriers to achieve employment, and featured an outstanding community partner, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, committed to creating economic opportunities for those served by Easterseals.

Easterseals clients named as Honorees are nominated by Easterseals staff who worked alongside them. Awards included Upward Mobility to Stephanie Mason, Spirit of Easterseals to LeRon Davis, and Independence to Cameron Davey.

Easterseals President & CEO Pam Green also spoke about how Easterseals supports individuals who face extra barriers when navigating work, and how our partners, such as Kroger and Cincinnati Children’s, are vital in integrating individuals into the workforce and advocating for them along the way.

“There’s more to do,” Green said. “There’s more stories to tell. Through gracious givers and the businesses that employ the folks that we serve—we’re going to make a difference. We’re going to make a difference in this community.”

Watch the 2021 Easterseals Brighter Futures Celebration

You’ll meet some of your neighbors in Cincinnati who overcame significant challenges on the journey to employment.

  • A mother who had to drop out of school to raise her son, but worked toward her dream of becoming a nurse
  • A Marine Veteran who fell into addiction, but reshaped his struggle to become a certified peer mentor
  • A Project Search graduate who landed his dream job and the pride of independence

The 2021 Easterseals Brighter Futures Celebration raised more than $224,000 to support our mission in Greater Cincinnati. Easterseals believes brighter futures begin with employment, and employment is much more than a paycheck. It’s the pride of achievement, the joy of connecting with others, the security of knowing you can provide for yourself and your family. Work fuels the freedom to dream bigger. Easterseals is breaking down barriers to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and community.

Brighter Futures are made possible by YOU. Learn more and do more here.  

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