Empowering young people to overcome barriers and excel in education, career and life.


Every Young person will reach their full potential

Core Values

Passion, Integrity, Accountability, Empowerment, Community

DE&I commitment

CYC is committed to inclusive and equitable programs, policies and procedures that empower everyone we serve.



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 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