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Give Back Cincinnati
Give Back Cincinnati

Matt Borden

POSITION: Vice President of Programs


After college, I took a position with City Year Miami where I led a leadership development and community service program for underserved middle school students. Following that, I moved to Hands On Miami, where I led the development of large-scale community service programs. In my time with Hands On Miami, the programs I developed engaged 29,000 volunteers in 120,000 hours of service each year. Following Hands On Miami, I moved to Columbus to attend law school. After law school, I was on the boards of City Year Columbus and the Godman Guild and helped to support their service programming on a higher-level.

Why I got involved:

I got involved because I am passionate about community service and civic engagement. Moreover, I’m new to Cincinnati and thought it would be a great way to meet new people (which it is)!

Why others should get involved:

Give Back is one of, if not the best, way to meet new people and to contribute to the increasing vibrancy of Cincinnati.

What makes GBC unique:

GBC is a unique combination of fun and impact!

First GBC event:

Elevate Walnut Hills! We moved a mountain of dirt from one place to another.

Favorite GBC event:

Hands-On—Elevate Walnut Hills. It was my first Give Back event!

What excites me about 2019:

I’m excited to see how the organization grows and evolves to meet the needs and interests of partnering organizations and volunteers.

Fun Fact:

My family’s birthdays all fall on the same day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) each year.