Woodward Trust BlackThank you to Woodward Trust, a longtime supporter of CYC’s Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates Career Association program, for the recent gift of $15,000. This grant will assist students in graduating from high school and successfully transitioning into college or career. 

Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates is a credited in-school elective equipping students with 37 core character competencies that prepare them for post-secondary pursuits, whether they be enrollmenet, employment, or enlistment. The Career Association is an integral part of the program, providing hands-on leadership development, service learning, skills competitions, and career development. CYC’s JCG program is the local chapter of the statewide Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates program, and the nationwide Job for America’s Graduates (JAG) program.

JCG received the 2015 SuperAward for Youth Opportunity Provider from the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board (SWORWIB), in recognition of JCG’s commitment to using the resources of the public workforce system in Cincinnati and Hamilton County to put more people to work.  For the past 19 years JCG has received the “5-of-5″ site award, granted to programs that meet or exceed the JAG national standards. In addition, Program Manager Leta White was awarded the 2014 SuperAward for Youth Advocate, and Program Manager Judith Moore Tucker received the JAG Foundation Award in 2014 for 32 years of service. More about JCG.

For over 180 years, the legacy of William Woodward has generously provided for the educational benefit of students in Cincinnati. Established by William & Abigail Woodward in 1827, it was intended to benefit underprivileged school children residing in the City of Cincinnati. William Woodward’s vision was to offer a primary education to all children of Cincinnati regardless of the financial means available to a child’s family. The Woodward Trust continues that endeavor today, and strives to take it powerfully into the future, by identifying, meeting and eliminating critical needs of Cincinnati students. Learn more.

Mayor John Cranley, JCG Program Managers Judith Tucker Moore and Leta White, and SWORWIB Board Chair Kevin Powell
At the 2015 SuperAwards: Mayor John Cranley, JCG Program Managers Judith Tucker Moore and Leta White, and SWORWIB Board Chair Kevin Powell