Everything about mentoring: Martha Strebinger, Mentor

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative’s game-changing model is built on the idea of inspiring the business community to invest vulnerable students. CYC is fortunate to have community partners like Truepoint Wealth Counsel who care deeply about our city’s youth and support our mission in a number … Read More

Getting the word out: Dave Plogmann, CYC Mentor and Board Member

Dave Plogmann has been a mentor and board member for more than five years, and this month he shares the values and experiences that keep him coming back. I became involved with CYC through the strong mentoring program my employer at the time, Luxottica, had (and still has) with Withrow High School.… Read More

And College Begins: Isis Williams, 2015 Outstanding Student

This month’s author, Isis Williams, is a 2015 Outstanding Student. Overcoming many obstacles, Isis graduated from Aiken New Tech this spring, and this fall, she entered her freshman year at The Ohio State University as a Biology/Pre-Med major.  Isis has tremendous strength and tenacity, and we ap… Read More

Valuing students: Crystal Smith, CYC Talent Search Advisor

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Talent Search program. Created by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Higher Education Act (HEA), it was established with the goal of seeing that “no American talent is wasted.” Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) is proud to have been vested with the ho… Read More

Forever Changed: Vicky Perkins, Career Specialist

This month’s author, Vicky Perkins, is a long-time Career Specialist in CYC’s Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates program. Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates is a credited in-school elective equipping students with 37 core character competencies that prepare them for post-secondary enrollmenet, employment, or … Read More