Tactical Intelligence Group promotes safety through education. The group's certified instructors include former law-enforcement professionals and veterans who served in the United States Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army Rangers. This extensive real-world experience allows the staff to offer a wide array of classes. Orientations and guided range visits introduce students to the fundamentals of safe and responsible firearm ownership. More advanced trainings include concealed-carry courses, which cover the training that visitors need before applying for a concealed-carry permit. Tactical Intelligence Group even trains active-duty police officers, offering a vehicle tactics course led by a police-academy instructor.
Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.
CGC has planted more than 45 gardens across Cincinnati in the past 30 years, and the gardens' leafy fruit have reached more than 2,000 community members. Driven by its community base, the neighborhood-gardens program furnishes flourishing garden beds with volunteers, water tanks, tools, and seeds. However, the gardens are commonly plagued with poor city soil, clogged with rubble and stripped of nutrients. CGC would like to infuse a community garden with 10 garden plots' worth of fresh, nutrient-rich soil, creating a fertile infrastructure that will support plantings for generations.
At Neusole Glassworks, gurus of all stripes and skill levels come together to fuse, blow, and mold glass both for independent projects and classes that explore the art form. The nonprofit facility sets the stage for inspired creation with flame-working, hotshop, and fusing studios that help the crew and their pupils transform raw materials into polished paperweights, unique pendants, and colorful new windshields. Upstairs, Neusole Glassworks invites browsers to tote pieces home from the gift shop or let their eyes feast on the myriad colors and textures at Atmosphere @ Neusole—a gallery for emerging artists and the facility’s students. In addition to welcoming anyone into its facility, Neusole Glassworks dispatches a mobile glassblowing studio to enliven street fairs and churn out slippers for palace dance parties.
At Ernestography, it's up to you whether you'd like to be in front or behind the camera. The photography studio offers a mixture of portrait options, including outdoor family sessions, weddings, and special events, as well as classes. Students can enhance their knowledge of DSLR cameras by taking photos around town, as opposed to being cooped up in a classroom.
Instructors train at a private shooting range in Lucasville.
Olmsted Risk Solutions has a diverse and skilled team. Active and veteran military officers, NRA-certified firearms instructors, firefighters, a chemist, and Department of Defense contractors are some of the individuals assembled by founder Lance Olmsted. Olmsted and his colleagues teach courses in pistols, rifles, and advanced wilderness survival.