After years of praying, brainstorming, and researching, in 2010 Marnie and Joel Bokelman made the commitment to launch ChangingGears.  Throughout 2011, work was focused on foundational steps including incorporating in Ohio, obtaining 501(c)(3) status from the IRS, and developing relationships with some of the best social service organizations in Cincinnati. Work started in 2012 to transform an empty building into our awesome garage and offices, and our grand opening was celebrated on May 15th, 2013. ChangingGears is one of the partnering organizations at the CityLink Center collaborating to help meet needs of individuals as they work their way out of poverty.