Recent News

March 31, 2021
THE KEY TO LADIES OF LEADERSHIP’S SUCCESS: “IT’S LIKE A FAMILY”

The ultimate goal of Ladies of Leadership: equip girls, many from impoverished families, with tools to help them achieve economic success.

March 17, 2021
VOLUNTEER MENTORS FORM THE BACKBONE OF LADIES OF LEADERSHIP

Trained and vetted mentors are the backbone of Ladies of Leadership, which CEO Kimberly Huckleby founded in 2007 to boost girls’ confidence and develop their sense of worth.

March 08, 2021
MENTORING PROGRAM BUILDS SELF-CONFIDENCE IN TEEN SISTERS

Teen sisters Morganne and Madisyn Holt have acquired leadership skills and confidence through the Ladies of Leadership mentoring program.

February 18, 2021
LADIES OF LEADERSHIP PIVOTED TO MEET STUDENTS' NEEDS

In September 2020, Ladies of Leadership opened a remote learning hub at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Paddock Hills. Since then, about 20 boys and girls from several school districts — kindergartners to high school seniors — have received one-on-one help with schoolwork.

February 02, 2021
FOUNDER OF LADIES OF LEADERSHIP OVERCAME “SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS”

The first story in a series about a United Way Black Empowerment Works grantee, Kimberly Huckleby explains what inspired her to start Ladies of Leadership and how support from United Way has helped their mission to grow.

January 11, 2021
BLACK-LED SOCIAL CHANGE DECEMBER 2020 UPDATES

Updates on United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Empowerment Works grantees.

June 17, 2020
Black-Led Projects in Greater Cincinnati Receive $600,000 From United Way For Anti-Poverty Efforts

Nearly 30 projects led by Black entrepreneurs will soon receive more than $600,000 in Black Empowerment Works grants to launch or strengthen anti-poverty initiatives.

February 24, 2020
New program funds Black-led ideas around addressing poverty

Beginning today, community members who have ideas, programs and projects addressing poverty in greater Cincinnati can apply to receive funding and other resources to do their work.

September 26, 2019
Investing in Black-led Ideas: United Way Champions Community Gathering

The Champions of Change have a huge task – to build a grant program that invests in promising, community-based, Black-led ideas aligned to United Way's focus on poverty. Over the past several months, the group has been working hard to gather information to inform the design of this program.

July 22, 2019
Champions of Change - July Update

In April, we put out a call to community leaders driven to advance Black-led ideas aimed at reducing poverty: apply to participate in a pilot one-year leadership and design program. .