September 25, 2017
A new effort is going to help improve outcomes for single mothers and their children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

New Intergenerational Success Project an Investment in the Future of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

A new effort is going to help improve outcomes for single mothers and their children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. StrivePartnership announced it will receive $350,000 in grant funding over 42 months to fund the Intergenerational Success Project, a new local collaborative aimed at strengthening the capability of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky region to recruit more women into the education and workforce pipeline.

It’s because of this kind of work that KnowledgeWorks is proud to support StrivePartnership. It’s not only an investment in the Cincinnati community, but in the people who will ensure our future success: children.

The power of the Intergenerational Success Project is in helping two generations of our community at once. It will help provide stronger family supports and build connections to self-sufficient career pathways. Joining StrivePartnership in this important work are Brighton Center, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Gateway Community and Technical College, and Partners for a Competitive Workforce. The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation will also provide technical support for the project.

As part of this work, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky has been designated as a Talent Hub by Lumina Foundation for meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students, many of whom are people of color, the first in their families to go to college and from low-income households. We are one is one of 17 communities nationwide to receive this designation.

“The women we will be working with bring talent and aspirations that we are failing to fully utilize in our region’s economy,” said Byron White, executive director of StrivePartnership. “Lumina Foundation’s investment in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as a Talent Hub will serve as the catalyst for stronger alignment of local organizations already assisting single mothers, and provide an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for these families.”

Learn more about the Intergenerational Success Project.

Judy Peppler

Written by: Judy Peppler

Judy Peppler is President and Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeWorks, leading the social enterprise that is working across the United States to improve the numbers of students who graduate ready for college or career.

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