CYC empowers vulnerable children and young adults to overcome obstacles and succeed in education, career, and life.


All children will achieve their full potential.

Core Values

Passion, Integrity, Accountability, Empowerment, Community


More than thirty years ago, as Cincinnati was facing exceedingly high dropout rates, concerned community and school leaders pioneered the idea of collaboration between the business community and public schools. They created a game-changing model for intervention and founded Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.

CYC has created a pathway to success for 180,000 disadvantaged students in our community. CYC is uniquely:

  • the first local organization to actively engage the business community in the advocacy and support of vulnerable youth
  • one of the longest-standing strategic relationships with Cincinnati Public Schools district wide, with access to school academic data
  • a strong collaborator with United Way of Greater Cincinnati, City of Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board and the Strive Partnership
  • united with Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates, CYC offers capacity for growth and improvement in programs, organizational structure and fiscal efficiency – resulting in better outcomes for kids

We are excited to announce that CYC’s 9th United “FORE” Youth Golf Classic has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 28th! This “ACE” event will still be held at the beautiful Vineyard Golf Course, where we’ll have a day of fun and golf while supporting the dreams of our youth. There will also be the chance to win amazing prizes through our golf competition and cash through Split-the-Pot.

Thank you for your support and patience, and we look forward to spending a fantastic day with you on the golf course later this month!

Please stay turned for further information.