Recent News

February 18, 2021

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.

October 26, 2020
Help us fill the gaps in early education

For more than 20 years, we’ve fought for systemic change in early childhood education. Passage of the Preschool Promise in 2016 was a giant step in that direction. We support its renewal on November 3.

September 04, 2020
Support for the Eviction Crisis

We know a wave of evictions is happening now, with more to come. Millions lost jobs – temporarily or permanently – and they need help paying rent to avoid homelessness.

July 27, 2020
Digital Equity Initiative Expands to Grant County

United Way of Greater Cincinnati will expand its NKY Digital Equity Initiative for Students into Grant County, supplying 128 additional households with six months of internet service so K-12 students can fully participate in virtual learning.

June 10, 2019
L. Ross Love Scholarship Breakfast & Reflection

Every year, the L. Ross Love Scholarship Fund assists African American students graduating from Cincinnati Public Schools who are enrolled in a four-year degree accredited university or college. The scholarship committee selects students who demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, passion and motivation

March 06, 2019
United Way Designates Board Leadership Programs to Local Non Profits

At United Way, we believe strongly in connecting solid leaders to opportunities to serve on boards of directors of our local non-profit organizations. For many years, United Way offered this opportunity through BOLD — Board Orientation & Leadership Development. A more recent initiative, BoardBank was launched by United Way and a number of community partners in late 2017.

May 04, 2017
We All Must Work Together to Produce Results and Improve Lives

United Way of Greater Cincinnati president Rob Reifsnyder recently authored an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer discussing the many collaborative efforts in our community to improve lives in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

October 21, 2016
Area Banks, United Way Help Students Learn Power of Saving

In an effort to build financial literacy and help students pave the way to long-term success in achieving their dreams, volunteers from 13 area financial institutions led lessons on the importance of saving for more than 2,000 7th graders in 80 classrooms in 19 district schools.

May 27, 2016
United Way Day of Action to Promote Reading and Kindergarten Readiness

United Way Day of Action is an invitation to LIVE UNITED and take action to promote early grade reading and kindergarten readiness - join the fun!

March 29, 2016
Parent Resource Center Builds Community Among Middletown Parents

A new United Way partner agency, the Community Building Institute’s Parent Resource Center initially opened in 2010 through the Place Matters initiative. The Center was created in response to the concern that Middletown's Douglas Park parents lacked access to quality early childcare, a myriad of parenting skills, and a connection to resources.

January 27, 2016
Two Northern Kentucky School Districs Show Big Improvement in Kindergarten Readiness

Kentucky recently released their statewide kindergarten readiness scores, and the Northern Kentucky region's scores continue to be slightly above the state level, with two districts having shown especially strong improvements within the past year.

December 08, 2015
Accelerating the Pace of Progress

The final public event of United Way’s Centennial Year put the spotlight squarely on the future, with announcement of multiple grants designed to accelerate the pace of progress in achieving Bold Goals for Our Region.

November 25, 2015
Every Child Succeeds Puts Family on the Path to Success

Every Child Succeeds helps parents create a nurturing healthy environment for their children through home visits. Hear one mother's story about how ECS put her and her family on the path to success!

November 05, 2015
Felicity-Franklin Volunteer Receives United Way Education Leadership Award

The Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education honors a member of our community who is strongly committed to ensuring all children and youth succeed academically. This year's award was presented to Felicity resident Tracy Foley for her work with Felicity-Franklin Schools.

October 21, 2015
Accelerator Fund Investments Yields Preschool Results

The Rainbow Child Care Center in Alexandria, Kentucky became the first to achieve Kentucky’s 3-STAR quality rating as a direct result of United Way Accelerator Fund investments.