GRAD Cincinnati Receives Two Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Grants
09/17/2020

GRAD Cincinnati has received two, five-year Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Grants (21st CCLC) from the Ohio Department of Education.

Online PR News – 17-September-2020 – Cincinnati, OH – GRAD Cincinnati has received two, five-year Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Grants (21st CCLC) from the Ohio Department of Education. Grants will support two GRAD Cincinnati High Schools Western Hills University and Robert A. Taft Information Technology High Schools.

The 21st CCLC grant provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process.

These monies will support Taft and Western Hills High Schools
• After-School Academic and Enrichment Programming
• College and Career Exploration
• Family Engagement

Patricia Stewart-Adams Executive Director of GRAD Cincinnati since 2001 says
“Most of our students come from challenging neighborhoods/populations and are the first of their families to further their education outside a high school diploma. It’s been a focus to provide our students with focused after-school programming of College and Career and these grant monies make a huge difference and impact.”

About GRAD Cincinnati
GRAD Cincinnati, a community-based nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization created in 2001, improves the chances of success for urban youth. GRAD Cincinnati provides academic support to help students achieve in the classroom, grow as individuals and citizens of the community, graduate from high school and enter and complete a college education.