Good Food for a Good Cause!

Our nonprofit, Power Inspires Progress, was founded more than forty years ago by Sister Judy Tensing, SND & Sister Barbara Wheeler, O.P.Our mission is to create economic opportunities for those with chronic barriers to employment through a process of individualized stabilization, structured pre-employment training, and ultimately job placement within the community.

The restaurant, Venice on Vine, and associated commercial catering kitchen serve as non-traditional classrooms which allow individuals to master “the culture of the workplace”. To date, the program has impacted more than 1,000 individuals and their families.

A Message for our Customers:

Sister Judy’s 2021 Brunch

We Welcomed more than three hundred guests and raised more than $22,000, matched by a generous grant by
The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile Jr. Foundation

Event Grand Total $42,520

Thank you for supporting Sister Judy’s ministry
of providing stabilization, pre-employment training, and ultimately job placement to individuals with chronic barriers to employment. The ministry continues with generous support from:

Don and Meagan Heeb (in the memory of Edward R. Collins)
Scott Knox – Attorney at Law
Jodi M. Geiser (In honor of Reverend Harry Meyers)
David and Susan Noonan
Nancy Stein and Janet Schelb
Liz Maxwell
Marcia Schulte

Eugene L. Breyer, Jr.
Gilbert and Janet Linz
Nancy Lilburn
Paul and Mary Campbell
Florence Mahoney
Dick and Mary Welsh
Nancy Dawley
Marjorie E. Davis Thomas Tobin

Alvina Kiley
Alice and Charles Schneider
Adele Lippert
TruPartner Credit Union Margaret Tojo
Paul Leitzinger
Thomas E. Westerfield
Jan Turala
Mary Herbers

Schad’s Meats
S.M. Murray
Charlene Hatton
Sid Lieberman
Dean Clavenger
Nancy Lilburn
Florence Mahoney
Charles Stenken
Jean Miller, SC Ursaline Sisters of Cincinnati

and so many volunteers and good friends

Power Inspires Progress/Venice on Vine, founded by Sr. Barbara Wheeler
and Sister Judy Tensing, SND. PIP/Venice on Vine continues to be an active
ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

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