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Incredible Journey

“He was an ordinary man who made extraordinary decisions under extraordinary circumstances.” Verbally summarizing Nelson Mandela’s legacy comes easily for documentary photographer Matthew Willman. But earning the privilege of being commissioned by The Nelson Mandela Foundation to chronicle the last 10 years of the South African president’s life in pictures? That proved to be as professionally and personally challenging as it was rewarding.

Freedom's Envoys

Like the abolitionists who pushed for the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation so many years ago, the 31 members of The Ambassadors – the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s support network – are committed to pressing on for freedom for today’s enslaved, here, across the country and around the world.

Pointing Students Toward Their Professional Passions Since 1975

Quality education, affordable, close to home. That’s only the beginning of an impressive list of reasons Southern State Community College is a great choice for students interested in pursuing a two-year degree that promises to either steer them to a job or allow them to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor’s degree, say Southern State officials.

STEM Girls

Young women often have a difficult time envisioning themselves in STEM careers because women are drastically under-represented in those fields, particularly in engineering and computer science, Martin says. According to the Economics and Statistics Administration (2011), although 47 percent of the overall workforce and 60 percent of college graduates are women, they hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And, if women are under-represented in STEM fields, women of color are even more underrepresented, Martin notes. She hopes The STEM Girls program, with its diverse following (50 percent of participants are young women of color), will inspire more young women of color to pursue STEM careers.

A Peek into Cincinnati’s Only Christ-Centered Six-Year College Prep Experience

Two years ago, to address an ever-changing world reshaped regularly by technological advances, market dynamics, and globalization, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) deliberately shifted from the traditional elementary, middle and high school educational landscape and created a Lower School and Upper School.

Excellence in Learning

In 1996 a concerned group of parents from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC) sought the best way to educate children in an atmosphere of academic excellence. A religious-based philosophy of caring discipline and parental involvement guided the efforts and decisions of the group.

Healthy Conversations

Women today are immersed in so many responsibilities at once – from constant caregiver, industrious provider and devoted partner to tireless volunteer and helpful housekeeper – that they rarely find time to take care of themselves.

Building Innovation and Community

At Lakota Local Schools, things are changing, including initiatives like the further involvement of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) labs and providing Chromebooks as an additional tool for junior school students.

Chocolate: The Exhibition is Here!

I don’t know about you, but just knowing I have a secret stash of chocolate lifts my spirits.

Appreciating our Differences, Discovering Our Similarities

Even though they’re out of school, students from St. Ursula Academy spend part of their summers engaged in education. Through the Community Services Learning Program’s mission and immersion trips, rising juniors and seniors learn firsthand about the needs of others living around the world, the country and in Cincinnati.

Nurturing High School Souls While Fostering College Readiness

A rigorous Catholic all-girls college preparatory school with a selective entrance requirement, Ursuline Academy’s mission is to prepare young women for college and beyond by nurturing their souls, intellects, hearts and imaginations.

Shaping Hearts and Minds

“We’re definitely a hidden gem,” says Sharon Snavely, Director of Advancement at Bethany School, a private school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Educational Choice

A public-school education is not right for everyone. Many students learn best in a school setting with smaller class sizes or a more individualized curriculum. Some children may learn better in the home environment. However, private school tuition is expensive and home schooling can be expensive, depending on the type of curriculum chosen.

Empowering and Challenging Young Women in STEM Careers

Ten years ago, people weren’t talking much about the need for engineering courses at the high school level, especially at an all-girls’ school.

Transforming Students and Education

With their recently added $16 million Bioscience Building in West Chester, Butler Tech is continuing to expand to provide more 21st century skill-training options for their 17,000 students who are served throughout Southwest Ohio.

The Point/Arc Breaking Ground on New Education Center in Covington

The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati will break ground on its new Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The Zembrodt Education Center, located behind The Point/Arc office at 104 W. Pike Street in Covington, will allow The Point/Arc to hold educational, activities, social communication, advocacy, and employment services under one roof and increase the number of people served.

Leadership, Achievement and Gratitude

Don’t tell Warren County ESC superintendent Tom Isaacs that today’s high school students are lazy, stuck in social media or spend too much time playing video games. He knows better.

College Prep and Service to Others

Men for Others. That’s the motto at St. Xavier High School.

A Bright Future

Schools That are Lighting the Way for the Leaders of Tomorrow

Laying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning

“Cincinnati Country Day School (CCDS) has always been at the forefront of having an innovative, academic program. We were founded on those unique principals, but also having something that was, even back in 1926 when the school was founded, appropriate for the learners of that era,” says Aaron Kellenberger, director of enrollment management at CCDS.

Having Fun While Learning All Summer Long

School is out for the summer and The Children’s Home of Cincinnati’s Camp-I-Can is in full swing!

Cincinnati to Venice

An award-winning UC installation will soon go on display in Venice, Italy, in an exhibition coinciding with what is arguably the world’s most important architectural event, the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Learning through Play

The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is celebrating 20 years of providing children and their families a legacy of fun and learning.

Helping Us Help Others Helps Everyone

Transforming the Workplace Through Community

NEW Cincinnati, an organization focused on advancing women, growing business and transforming the workplace through the power of community, is commemorating its 10th anniversary. In celebration, NEW Cincinnati featured keynote speaker Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, at its learning and networking event on March 21.

The Point/Arc Raises Nearly $2 Million in First Phase of Capital Campaign

CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

From Challenging Vision to Eternal Value

On October 15, 2017, exactly 30 years after the initial meeting where the concept of a Christ-centered academically excellent school in Northern Cincinnati was born, the Beshear family was recognized at the dedication of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s newest building, The Beshear Family Welcome Center.

Beyond the Basics

Cincinnati Public Schools has a habit of innovating and implementing exciting changes that allow for educational customization throughout the district.

Personal Connection is Key to Quality Education

From the very first day, when teachers and administrators greet each La Salle High School student as they arrive with a welcoming handshake, it’s evident that a quality education starts with that personal connection, says Principal Aaron Marshall.

New Year, New Campus

Students and staff at Saint Ursula Academy are happily enjoying their new art and design center, performance theater and library/media center. The theater and the arts center were completed earlier in the year, but due to the school’s needs, renovations of the library/media center were started at the beginning of summer and finished in only eight weeks, just in time for students returning in August.

School Opens Arms to 18-month-olds

Every experience in early childhood is important. Every relationship adds meaning. Knowing this inspires teachers in The Summit Country Day School’s Montessori Program to make every moment count. This fall, The Summit opened its doors to 18-month-olds and added an all-day option for the 18- to 36-month-olds in the Toddler Program.

Making the Transition

When Amanda Tipkemper began working with teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati in 2012, she was struck by the responses from parents when she asked about their children’s futures.

When in Doubt, Check it Out!

Language is the basis of communication and learning takes place through the process of communication.

A Career Campus for Everybody

Imagine if high school students and adults could get technical training and certification for valuable career skills alongside their classroom studies or full-time job.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare workers ready to advance their careers to the next level have a new local option at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati.

Growing... Academically, Spiritually and Relationally

Empowering Future Leaders

Mount Notre Dame High School’s My Action Plan (MAP) program empowers young women to take control of their personal, spiritual and academic growth, and prepares them for life outside the classroom.

Promoting, Inspiring and Empowering

Archbishop McNicholas High School promotes a Christ-centered, coed Catholic community that embraces each student spiritually, intellectually, morally and physically. The faculty strives to see students for who and what they are, and develop a personalized plan to elevate each student to his or her fullest potential.

A Homegrown Superintendent

When the new school year begins in August, Cincinnati Public Schools will be led by one of its own. Catherine Laura Mitchell was appointed superintendent in May, replacing Mary Ronan, who is retiring after nine years at the helm of the largest school district in Southwest Ohio.

School Gets Exciting Renovations

Saint Ursula Academy has three major physical changes in the works. Students and faculty eagerly look forward to a renovated theater, a new art and design center and a redesigned library and media center, all of which will be ready for the upcoming school year.

Celebrating 150 Years

During 2017-18, one of Cincinnati’s oldest cultural institutions will celebrate a major milestone. Established nearly 30 years before the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, more than 50 years before the Cincinnati Opera, and almost 100 years before the Cincinnati Ballet, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) traces its origins to 1867. Today CCM has more than 1,350 students enrolled in nearly 120 different degree programs.

Childhood Poverty: What One School Is Doing To Break the Cycle

The city’s childhood poverty rate is more than twice the national average of 21.7 percent. Almost half of all of our kids in Cincinnati – 45.5 percent – live at or below the poverty level. However, a unique and innovative high school – DePaul Cristo Rey (DPCR) – has set out to change that statistic, and with the help of some notable companies, they are doing it one student at a time.

Big Things on Horizon for Cavaliers

With one of the most diverse school communities and the strength of more than 18,000 alumni, there appears to be big things on the horizon for the Cavaliers.

Numerous Opportunities for Education

Venue Magazine's 2017 K-12 and College Guide

Your Mind Is Playing Tricks on You

“We want to change the way people think about the way they think,” says Ryan Wynett, learning lab specialist at the “Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias” exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Empowering Students Toward a Future of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Janice B. Walker served as Xavier University’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for 17 years. In October 2016, Dr. Walker assumed the role of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the school.

Early Childhood Learning

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) is a fully-engaged pre-kindergarten – grade 12 learning community that enables students to engage at high levels spiritually, academically and socially.

Understanding Cancer Therapy and Cognitive Changes

Survival rates for most cancers are climbing, but a cancer diagnosis still carries an enormous impact for patients and their loved ones. Adding to the difficulty, patients often experience many unpleasant symptoms during or after their treatment.

The ‘Power of X’ Multiplies with a New Look on Campus and Ambitious Academic Programs

Xavier University takes pride in being an institution in balance. A place where the old and the new harmoniously mingle; where state-of-the-art facilities are nestled beside historic buildings; where Jesuit Catholic values are applied to a diverse community; where the theoretical study of the humanities meets the practical needs of an innovative workforce and where students are educated with not only a goal to better their own lives, but a commitment to serve the wider community.

Summit Country Day Innovates Early Childhood Education

One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, consistently innovates early childhood education.

Walking West Toward Education

In January of 2015 Dr. Sehi started Women Walking West, Inc., also known as W3, with the goal to help foreign-born women who are legally living in the U.S. achieve their educational goals with initiatives to overcome five major barriers: Language, social, cultural, academic and financial. The organization provides career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, internships and financial support.

Research and Leadership Initiative Prepares Students for Success

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) students receive a solid foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience through countless academic, curricular, and social opportunities. One class in particular, CHCA's Research and Leadership class, is uniquely positioning students for success in the essential fields of research and leadership.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Cincinnati Museum Center on November 11 in “Vikings: Beyond the Legend.”

Under Development

The University of Cincinnati has been criticized for its lack of diversity but efforts are in the works to change the face of the university.

Reinforcing Our Community through Advocacy, Education & Compassion

U.S. Bank is devoted to Cincinnati and all its promise through enriching business and community relationships. The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients and its advisors serve on numerous boards of community organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Those organizations receive donations, grants, scholarships and hands-on volunteer help from U.S. Bank leadership and employees. In 2015, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided $53 million in grants and contributions to nonprofit organizations. Community sponsorships and U.S. Bank employees gave 255,000 hours of volunteer time.

Planning and Designing for the Future

Cincinnati has a rich history of being an entrepreneurial city. With such major corporations and global players as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, is as an integral source of creative power for these companies and other organizations and the city itself.

Rob Richardson, Jr. Appointed Board Chair for The University of Cincinnati

On February 2, Rob Richardson, Jr. was unanimously elected as Chair of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees. At the age of 37, Richardson became the youngest person to ever serve as the head of UC’s trustees and is currently the youngest in the country to serve as chair among the nation’s research-intensive public universities.

Parenting Movement Meeting Families Where They Are

Beech Acres employs a three-part approach to parenting: intentional, strength-based and mindful. “With the support of our generous donors, we’re creating a parenting movement, educating the community to foster an ideal environment in which our children will thrive,” says Mason. “Parents love their kids more than anything else and it’s our goal to equip them with the tools they need to discover their own unique path in parenting.”

Take a Bite Out of Dental Decay and Step Inside the Grin

A new exhibit at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center will turn it into a positive, whimsical experience for children – and their parents – by inviting guests to take a stroll into the human mouth. “Inside the Grin” is a gigantic anatomically accurate model of every tooth in the mouth. Upon its unveiling on April 30, children and adults can walk inside the model and explore a dentist’s office in a fun, non-threatening way.

World Class Aquaponics Program Grows Beyond the Classroom

Aquaponics is a marriage of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soil-less growing of plants), thus growing fish and plants in an integrated self-sustaining system. The queen city's very own Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's aquaponics program has been named as one of the top 10 programs in the U.S.

Building a Bridge for Students

The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF) welcomed Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende to Cincinnati, OH to celebrate the game of chess.

Sharonville Retains, Grows and Attracts

On any given weekday, the population of Sharonville swells from about 13,500 to 39,000 due to an influx of people employed by a diverse array of businesses booming in this bustling burg. Sharonville’s Northern Lights District (NLD) – the city’s bright star in its ongoing successful revitalization saga – is set to become the meeting, athletic, performance and entertainment center of the region.

Experts Assemble to Restore Historic Union Terminal

The historic Union Terminal restoration project is an enormous undertaking involving acres of masonry around the exterior that requires a matching level of expertise and leadership.

A Wealth of Diversity Under One Roof

Liberty Bible Academy is a non-denominational private school with top-notch academics and rapidly growing co-curricular programs. But perhaps one of the most unique things about the school is the diversity exhibited within the student body. Each classroom is representative of a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, creating an open and welcoming atmosphere for all students.

A Graduate Taking the World by Storm

Michael Hill runs a basketball camp for underprivileged youth that he started from scratch, helps individuals with job-related challenges find employment, takes care of his child and supports his wife while she attends graduate school. He’s not a superhero per se, but he’s definitely the kind of person Cincinnati needs. Hill didn’t just pop out of nowhere ready to take on the world. He accepted a full scholarship to Cincinnati Christian University and spent four years in the crucible, mastering skills, juggling responsibilities and working hard.

A New Way to See and Learn About Sharks

“Sharks have always been a guest favorite,” says Chad Showalter, Newport Aquarium’s marketing and communications manager. “And with nearly 50 sharks in the aquarium, we wanted to provide guests with a whole new way to experience them.”

Innovation Lab Sparks Imagination

These seventh graders are part of SHIEP (Seven Hills Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program), developed from Stanford University’s design-thinking model by Karen Glum, Science Department Chair and Innovation Lab Director. Glum took a long time researching best practices across the country before presenting the program to administration and staff. Seven Hills has integrated the SHIEP program into the seventh grade curriculum as part of their focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming.

Helping Students Soar Towards Their Future

The Aviator Flight Plan at Sycamore Community Schools helps students soar ahead by helping them make the connection between the classroom and their future at an earlier age.

Let’s Talk Because Communication is Basic to Living

Parents, teachers and physicians want to give children and young adults every advantage possible. That’s why they turn to the Cincinnati Center for Improved Communication.

The Power of X

The Xavier University student pledge reads, in part, “We will succeed in changing the world together. We act with integrity, justice and generosity. All for One and One for All.”

Making Math Count

As a math specialist educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mrs. Sullivan is being intentional about how she teaches math from concrete, to pictorial, to abstract in a curriculum called Conceptual Math developed at The Summit’s Lower School.

The League and The Lantern: A Rip-Roaring Adventure Series by Local Author Brian Wells

Author Brian Wells is preparing to release the first book in The League and The Lantern series for 9-14 year-olds this May. The book is already receiving rave reviews, but to ensure it's a rip-roaring success additional funding is needed.

Innovation Lab Sparks Imagination

While many people see middle school as a challenge, Seven Hills head of Middle School Bill Waskowitz sees it as an opportunity.

Classrooms of the Future

Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) reaches out to the Greater Cincinnati region well beyond its urban campus in Over-the-Rhine. Community Education is its ambassador for a life of creativity providing a distinctive education for children, teens and adults by empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities.

A Solid Foundation for Future Leaders

The Lakota School District is at the center of the expanding Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. In fact, its strong reputation for a high-quality education is one of the reasons for the growth. An excellent public school district is a community asset.

Creating a Greater Impact in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Christian University is working to make an imprint on the area with its Center of Entrepreneurship, which launched on September 24. The Center of Entrepreneurship is a unique opportunity for students and community members specializing in all disciplines to attend extra-curricular classes on a wide variety of subjects detailing what it means to be an entrepreneur.

New Technology Provides Critical Training

Great Oaks Career Campuses are among eight additional Career Centers statewide opening identical training centers this fall. Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Ohio has quickly became a leader in providing accreditation for high school and adult robotics manufacturing licensure.

Just Add HOPE

Hope – along with state-of-the-science diagnostics and treatment services – is what the Lindner Center of HOPE is providing those suffering from addiction and substance use disorders with its new HOPE Center North.

125 Years of Innovation in Education

One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, this year celebrates 125 years of providing rigorous college preparatory education with a focus on character education.

Now Brewing

Students and faculty of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) have taken the expression “wake up and smell the coffee” to heart. What began two years ago as a mobile coffee cart has blossomed into a permanent, full-service coffee bar staffed by nearly 30 students. The Leaning Eagle serves as more than an added convenience for anyone attending, working or visiting upper school – it’s also a hands-on opportunity for students to learn business and entrepreneurial skills.

Early Childhood Education Sets the Foundation for a Successful Future

The National Education Association maintains that high quality early childhood education represents one of the best investments our country can make. Early learning programs at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati are seeing some exciting results. The Y is working with more than 600 children at 12 high quality early learning centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

A School Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before

DePaul Cristo Rey High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school with the unique goal of providing challenging courses available to low-income students who have the desire to continue their education. Every student can recite the school-wide goal: “All students will graduate from high school and college.”

Sycamore High School: The Cutting Edge of Education

One of the most diverse schools in Ohio, Sycamore High School is dedicated to empowering students on the foundations of respect, responsibility and opportunity. The four-year college preparatory school offers 34 student organizations, 24 athletic options and 223 courses including six global languages. The recent renovations are a testament to how the school’s educators continuously improve students’ learning circumstances.

Establishing Rules for the Future

For nearly a century and a half the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) has consistently educated, nurtured and inspired great visual artists.

AP Courses Bring Brighter Tomorrows

Through a new, blended learning program, students at CPS who previously had no access to AP courses will be able to take them remotely and have them built into their school schedule.

A Better University in a Better Price Hill

Students at Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) will soon have two entirely new facilities on their school’s Price Hill campus, located just a few miles west of downtown Cincinnati.

New Initiative Boosts Legacy Giving in the Cincinnati Jewish Community

This eternal flame, or ner tamid, is the inspiration behind an interactive sculpture and exhibit dedicated last summer in Cincinnati’s Jewish community center, the Mayerson JCC. The Legacy Flame, created by artist Brian Russell, honors those who nourish the flame of the Jewish community with legacy gift commitments.

Everyday Heroes: How Cincinnati Public School Teachers Prepare Students for Success

From kindergarten to high school, students in Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) have heroes among them. These heroes may not wear a cape, but to their students they are super, teaching and inspiring young scholars to fulfill their potential...

Bringing Legal Education to Underserved Communities

This organization has created a statewide initiative in collaboration with the legal community that prepares students from underserved communities for post-secondary and professional success.

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn

There are few gifts better than the ability to read, and the teachers at Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are working tirelessly to make sure every student in their care is given that gift. Together with community organizations in a respected partnership model, CPS is making sure students can learn to read and read to learn.

Students Exemplify Strengths of CPS Initiatives

The price of a college degree is incredibly high and high schoolers often graduate unprepared. There's both a preparation and an expectations gap. Now, Cincinnati Public Schools is doing something about it.

Fast Pitch: Millennials Giving Back to the Community

On February 11, 2015 at Memorial Hall, eight nonprofits took the stage to compete for $30,000 in unrestircted grants and scholarships at Fast Pitch. The event offered millennials a fast and fun opportunity to connect with philanthropies that help the community.