The mission of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic sufficiency.
Children who are academically prepared and who have developed the skills to succeed in life make up the first building block of a healthy and vibrant community. The League works to secure equity in access to opportunities and better futures for all youth in the Greater Cincinnati area, particularly those most often left behind.
At the center of this vision is a commitment to ensure that:
• Children enter school ready to learn and are prepared to succeed;
• Youth are provided a quality education;
• Youth develop the civic leadership skills that are important to them becoming productive citizens; and
• Youth are prepared to succeed as adults.
To achieve these results, the Greater Cincinnati Urban League improves public policies, systems and neighborhoods by building protective factors, reducing risk factors and by creating opportunities that contribute to the academic, social-emotional, and economic success of our youth and their families.
Urban League programs work to ensure that youth are being educated in a safe, nurturing environment by fostering academic experiences that help students to develop leadership, social and emotional and 21st century skills to prepare them to be successful in their educational and professional careers. Contact us at (513) 281-9955 for more information on these programs.
The Afterschool League provides support to students at Woodward Career Technical High School by offering individual and group tutoring, homework assistance, ACT preparation and college access opportunities.
Peace Builders is social-emotional curriculum. This collaboration with the Community Police Partnering Center incorporates a science based, research validated violence prevention curriculum designed to create a common language for peace. This model sets behavior expectations and transforms the climate and culture into one that is cooperative, productive and academically successful.
— Year Round Youth Employment Opportunities is geared to help youth get jobs and internships and expose them to potential careers.
— Face Forward seeks to improve the long-term prospects of both juvenile offenders and court- involved youth prior to adjudication. Through diversion and the expungement of criminal records – as well as education, training, job placement assistance, and supportive services – this program gives youth a chance to avoid the stigma of a juvenile record, succeed in the workplace, and leave past behaviors behind so that they can secure employment and be positioned in the workplace.