A longtime ProKids board member, a founding Friends of Children Society member and an ongoing supporter of ProKids, Lawrence Hawkins was a true champion for children. We were saddened recently by the news of his death. Here is a reflection from Executive Director Tracy Cook: Lawrence Hawkins respected and adored children. Most adults love children, but
By Dan Stultz During times like these. there are ways we can show up for each other (fellow staff members, volunteers, the children we serve, etc.). These practical suggestions are especially useful for those who are part of privileged identities. When so much is going on in our world, it is important to remember that
Published in the New York Times, April 13, 2020Children May Be Afraid of Masks. Here’s How to Help. By Perri Klass, M.D. When you go out these days, if you must go out in this time of coronavirus, you see more and more masks — homemade fabric masks, surgical masks of all varieties, and the occasional
From the Cincinnati Enquirer, March 27, 2020 At 9 years old, Monique Conyers’ parent beat her with a belt. Later, at school, Conyers gathered the courage to indicate to a teacher there was trouble at home. Then the teacher discovered wounds on her pupil’s back. The school filed a formal report with child protective services. From then on,
In 2019, ProKids directly served 1,009 children in Hamilton County, the largest number ProKids has served with volunteers. This doubled the number of children served annually less than 10 years ago, and was enabled by a record number of 310 volunteers. ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook said the numbers represent tremendous growth for the agency.
The lives of ProKids Staff Attorney Sarah Barlage and her husband, attorney Rob Bilott, are depicted in the new movie “Dark Waters.” The movie, which stars Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo as the couple, centers on an epic battle fought by Rob over 20 years as he represented a West Virginia farmer and his family.