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Give Back Cincinnati

Venita Robinson

POSITION: Give Back Beyond Cincinnati Coordinator

Background:

Born and raised in Cincinnati, I went to Xavier University for my B.S. in Psychology and Masters in Health Service Administration. I recently moved to Columbus to work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have participated in several community/volunteering/professional organizations, including the Young Professionals at Cincinnati Children’s, CincyYP, C-Change, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the National Association of Health Services Executives. Now, I’ll be seeing how I can affect the community in Columbus.

Why I got involved with GBC:

Honestly, I got involved after an invitation, thinking it would be a one-time thing. I stayed around because the organization is well run, has great programming and events, and does great things in the community. Plus, everyone knows the benefits of expanding their network. Give Back offers an opportunity to do so, in a low-stress, guilt-free environment.

Why others should get involved:

All the things I said! Also, you can pick your interest… Feel passionate about civic issues in the city? Like getting your hands dirty? Want to transform a neighborhood? Trying to do great work and travel? There is something for all of that!

What makes GBC unique:

Give Back is a group that only exists because there are good people that want to help others for the sole reason of helping others. There is no other motive or agenda. The environment that these kind of people create is one of the most enjoyable places I’ve ever experienced. Plus, there’s usually a happy hour after every event!

First GBC event:

Back to School in 2012 – the ice storm addition.

Favorite GBC event:

All of the service trips I’ve participated in with Give Back Beyond have been amazing experiences that have not only allowed me to give outside my comfort zone, but also experience cultures that I’ve otherwise only seen on TV or read about.

What excites me about 2018:

Looking forward to helping all over the world. There are so many places and people that can use our help.

Fun Fact:

I LOVE shoes!!