Nicole and Tristan Zistler have a story to tell. It begins with Tristan’s arrival at the Zistler home when he was a baby with a head full of curls. His biological parents could not care for him; could the Zistlers? Along the way, they met a CASA Volunteer from ProKids, Suzy, who advocated for Tristan
Tom Cuni, a former president of the ProKids Board of Trustees, now puts his experience as an attorney to work as a volunteer. He wrote about how that work impacts the Greater Cincinnati community in the April issue of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s CBA Report. From No Hope To Hope
ProKids Professional Development/Education Director Kathy King was honored with the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Committee Award at its annual Hamilton County luncheon. She received the award because of her work on behalf of victimized families and, in particular, the children affected by violence. King, who also serves as a ProKids guardian ad litem
During National Volunteer Month, ProKids paused celebrate its volunteers, particularly those who have given five years or more. There are about 270 ProKids CASA Volunteers; more than 60 have been with ProKids, advocating for abused and neglected children, for more than five years. Board President John Hands said their commitment adds up to 508 years
ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook will be honored at the Duke Energy Convention Center on May 9 as a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement. Tracy, who has a persistent need to make things better for abused and neglected children, has made a mark on our community not only for her work directly through ProKids but as a collaborator
Amy Merrell, whose passionate commitment to Cincinnati did not end when she passed away in 2015. Her legacy lives on both with her namesake brew at Rhinegeist, of which she was a founding partner, and with the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment at ProKids. Each year, ProKids and Rhinegeist celebrate her life while adding
A childhood in foster homes and school issues challenged Shaquille Crutchfield from an early age. In this conversation with friend Kathy King, they talk about those difficult times and how his support system never gave up on him.
The 2018 Rhinegest Charitable Suds event brought a crowd to the OTR brewery for the third year in a row. The event was part of the continuing funding of the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment, designed to sustain ProKids into the future and enable young people aging out of the child protection system to