Projects

Projects 2017-10-17T19:53:03+00:00
  • AIR,Inc. continues together representatives of Economic Inequality  organizations to share ideas and experiences relating a just society.
  •  Applied Information Resources, assisted by a grant from the Seasongood Foundation, has worked at the local level to educate citizens about the need for campaign reform.
  • AIR, Inc. continues to administer bi-monthly forums at Christ Church Cathedral on timely subjects. See Community Forums
  • AIR,Inc. is bringing together representatives of Economic Inequality  organizations to share ideas and experiences relating a just society.
  •  Applied Information Resources, assisted by a grant from the Seasongood Foundation, has worked at the local level to educate citizens about the need for campaign reform. Although the grant proposal acknowledges the importance of addressing the negative impact of “big money” on political campaigns, AIR emphasized that its immediate focus would concentrate on redistricting reform in Ohio. This decision was based on the fact that the Ohio General Assembly last December enacted a proposed Constitutional Amendment that significantly changes the state redistricting process, and this proposal will be approved or rejected by voters this fall.
  • AIR, Inc. continues to administer bi-monthly forums at Christ Church Cathedral on timely subjects such as “Hot Topics In Education’, “The State Of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities – A Presentation By Mark Curnutte” and  “Human Trafficking In Cincinnati And The Off The Streets Program” among others.  See Community Forums

CAMPAIGN REFORM Applied Information Resources is currently talking with groups such as Common Cause/Ohio, the League of Women Voters, and the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless about launching an informal coalition to promote campaign reforms locally and in Ohio.

  • CITIZEN’S VOICE The purpose of this initiative is to bring together involved citizens for a discussion of their views about citizen participation and how diverse citizens can come together to have a stronger role in the public decision making process.
  • ASSISTANCE to Saint Francis Seraph Ministries, Sarah Center in the development of a feasibility study and business plan related to a possible worker owned cooperative jewelry operation. [2013-2014]
  • CITY AND COUNTY BUDGETS: SERVICES AND REVENUES: How have local services and their costs and the revenue sources used to pay for them changed in recent years?  Continuing
  • THE CENTER FOR RESPITE CARE: a facility providing post hospitalization care to the homeless. The Center has enlisted AIR, Inc. to assist them in developing vital community information as a prelude to a Strategic Plan. The Center was formed ten years ago and is looking forward to designing future services and facility requirements. We are helping with a community scan of key informants, conducting focus groups and collecting and reviewing all pertinent available data.
  • SIDESTREAMS: an urban agriculture initiative. AIR, Inc. is working with Sidestreams board to develop a business plan for this ambitious dream of neighborhood based food production and sale. We have recruited the financial acumen of Context Communications in this endeavor.  The UC urban design studio is also a partner.

CITY AND COUNTY BUDGETS: SERVICES AND REVENUES: How have local services and their costs and the revenue sources used to pay for them changed in recent years? This analysis will include the mix of state and federal grants used to fund local programs as well as City and County services that originated in Columbus and Washington, D.C. The project will assess how the City and Hamilton County reached their current budget crises

  • Citizen’ Voice The purpose of this initiative is to bring together involved citizens for a discussion of their views about citizen participation and how diverse citizens can come together to have a stronger role in the public decision making process.
  • AIR (Applied Information Resources), a non-profit public policy organization, continued to work with Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage and its southwest OCHC network to educate consumers in Greater Cincinnati about Health Care Reform Package that passed in March.
  • Common Cause and Election Reform In continuing its work for Common Cause, Air finds itself broadening its focus from judicial reform to campaign finance reform in general.

AIR (Applied Information Resources), a non-profit public policy organization, works with Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage and its southwest OCHC network to elevate the discussions concerning health care reform that currently take place in Greater Cincinnati. To that end, AIR is contacting diverse religious leaders in this region to enlist their assistance in involving people of faith in an examination of the moral ramifications of health care reform in Ohio and the U.S. The goal of this project is to have people of faith look at health care through the lens of religious teachings that stress compassion, justice, and caring for one’s neighbor.