Meet the Collaborative – Featuring Kristen Olmi

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Kristen Olmi has been part of the Oak Hill Collaborative for many years. While working for Mahoning County, she always found time to help budding businesses via her K.O Consult. LLC. K.O Consult’s office, located right at the Collaborative, she helped start businesses such as: A Fresh Wind Catering KBC Kidz. Jesus Speaks Rock Shotz Photography and more! Not only …

Oak Hill Collaborative – October Services

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Raspberry Pi Online   In just the last week of October, Raspberry Pi Online started over at MLK elementary, marking the start of our very first virtual program. However, we’re already ready to expand to take on more clients. This program is available for ages 8, to 88, and is offered virtually. We can teach entire classrooms, or we can …

R.E.S.P.E.C.T Collaboration Program

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Collaboration Program Every other Sunday, Oak Hill Collaborative and United Returning Citizens hosts a men’s program called R.E.S.P.E.C.T. This acronym stands for “Reaching Everyday Solutions Positively and Encouraging Community Togetherness”. It is here that men of color can meet and discuss what they feel could be changed about the society around them. They are provided a “safe space” to …

Building Virtual Communities

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Building Virtual Communities As has become the “new normal” as of late, all organizations and institutions are turning to new methods of communication, workflow, and honestly, way of living. COVID-19 is still very much prominent in the state of Ohio, with a couple of counties in the “red” state so even close to home there is cause to stay home. …

Election is days away! Have you voted?

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Election is days away! Have you voted? November draws nearer, and with the deadline of November 3rd right around the corner we’re providing all the resources to ensure that you have everything you need to go out and vote. Be it in person, mail in, or drop off every vote matters. Contact the United Returning Citizens at 330 – 406 …

Digital Inclusion Week – WFMJ Today w/ Pat Kerrigan

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Welcome everyone! Earlier this morning, our Executive Director Pat Kerrigan went on WFMJ Today to talk a bit more in-depth on what Oak Hill Collaborative offers in regards to combating the digital divide and what we are doing for Digital Inclusion Week next week. Just know that if you want to watch the story yourself just go ahead and click …

Digital Inclusion Week 2020

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Coming soon to a Collaborative near you, we’re excited to announce that we are one of the many hosts of Digital Inclusion Week! A national event created by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) we are ready to show just how committed we are by offering free educational talks and presentations to help bridge the digital divide.   We have …

URC and P.A.A.R.C – Project Aid and Assist Returning Citizens

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We here at the Collaborative are friends with many non-profit organizations. United Returning Citizens is one of them and has been a long time friend. They are a start-up, non-profit corporation that serves the Youngstown, Ohio Tri-County area. URC was founded for formerly incarcerated citizens, but upon reaching to help this large demographic they found the scope to be much …

Staying Connected – How to Curb Low Internet Fees

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“Given the current events, there has been a significant increase in internet activity with self-quarantining and social distancing. For many, staying at home has brought a higher level of attention to the quality and willingness to pay for home internet in a time like this.” – Decision Data Rep Recently Decision Data reached out to us providing a wonderful resource …

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COVID-19: OHC’s Response

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Update (11/10/2020) – As of today OHC is still open and operating. We understand that as a community resource the utilities we provide to the community are invaluable and essential, and therefore are continuing to provide our services during this time of great need in Youngstown/Mahoning area. PPE is still being provided, and space is still being closely monitored and …