Mentoring – You’ll Learn Just as Much: Luxottica Mentoring Program

The Luxottica Mentoring Program was established in 2001 during a time of social unrest in Cincinnati. The founding vision was to inspire urban youth by exposing them to an atmosphere outside of their everyday world through an innovative corporate mentoring initiative that would create the next gene… Read More

One Thing Leads To Another: John Pepper’s 28-year journey empowering youth

CYC founder John Pepper looks back on the pivotal moment that inspired him to create Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. It was one of those dinners which I wished I didn’t have to attend, coming at the end of a long day, with an unknown speaker and an associated reception and likely “small talk,… Read More

A life-changing journey: Victoria Nesbitt shares her passion for her work

What calls a person to work with underserved students? Mentor Coordinator Victoria Nesbitt reflects on the journey that brought her to CYC as a Mentor Coordinator. In October of 2010, I started on a journey that would forever change my life.I had just finished two years at Brown Mackie College, r… Read More

There is inestimable power in service: Alli Lake reflects on two years of service

Ever wonder what the AmeriCorps program is all about? Author Alli Lake is completing her second year of service with CYC’s AmeriCorps Ohio College Guide program, working in Shroder High School both years. She shares her observation that that there is inestimable power in service. CYC is proud to… Read More

A part of our family: Robert Donelan shares his mentoring experience

March 2015CYC has been fortunate to have had mentors Robert Donelan and Tina Holsapple involved since 2012. Their mentoring style is unique, although not unfamiliar to CYC. As husband and wife, Robert and Tina co-mentor, and they have had great success in interacting with and creating a close bond w… Read More