MKG Moves His Mission Forward Through Education & Advocacy
Cincinnati, OH – NBA player and University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Champion MichaelKidd-Gilchrist (“MKG”) is hosting a career fair and corporate educational workshop in Cincinnati to advance the mission of his foundation, Change & Impact. The first ever Change & Impact Career Fair will be held at the OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati Hamilton County location from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at 1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214.
Job seekers from the stuttering community and beyond have been invited to participate in the career fair as one of the key Change & Impact community outreach initiatives. On-site interview coaching will be provided for interested parties on the day of the event as they prepare to meet with a wide variety of companies. The talented and experienced pool of professionals will have access to a wide variety of small and large businesses.
Companies participating in the career fair span from a variety of industries including multi-media, education, local government, finance, healthcare, legal, IT, retail, and security in and around Cincinnati. An on-site workshop on communicating with individuals who stutter will be led by Robert Reichhardt, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-F who is Board Certified in Specialist-Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Rob is the Director of Pathways Forward, Center for Stuttering and will be giving the pre-event workshop to representatives of each company. Rob will also provide interview coaching for prospective employees.
“I’m excited for this event to showcase the diverse talents especially within the stuttering community,” said Kidd-Gilchrist. “A bit part of that includes educating employers on ways to communicate with us,” he explained. “We want to educate employers and provide access for the participants who stutter and others. Thanks to experts and SLP’s like Rob, these things are possible. It’s a win-win.”
This marks the first year of the Change & Impact Career Fair and Corporate Educational Workshop on communication with individuals who stutter. Event host, OhioMeansJobs provides career coaching, training, and business services for the community. To learn more about OhioMeansJobs, visit https://www.omj-cinham.org
In 2020 when spending time in the NBA ‘bubble’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kidd-Gilchrist began reflecting on his own stutter while learning more about all the barriers the stuttering community faces. He considered how to turn his knowledge and experience into actionable and meaningful ways to educate, advocate and raise awareness about stuttering. In 2021, Kidd-Gilchrist founded his non-profit organization, Change & Impact, Inc. with a mission to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter.
About Change & Impact, Inc.
Founded in 2021 by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Change & Impact, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter. As a person who stutters, Kidd-Gilchrist started Change & Impact to advocate, educate, and raise awareness about stuttering. To learn more, visit www.changeandimpactinc.org
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