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Long-serving Volunteers Celebrated


ProKids invited an astonishing 1 in 4 of its CASA Volunteers to a very special National Volunteer Month luncheon, honoring those volunteers who have advocated for abused and neglected children for five years or more. With 26% percent of its volunteers achieving this milestone, ProKids breaks the standard for volunteerism Board President Bob McMahon told [...]

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April Celebrations for ProKids


ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook and volunteer ProKids attorney Tom Cuni, who is also a former board member and board president, recently received honors from the community. Tracy was given Insuring the Children’s Jerry Clark Humanitarian Award for her outstanding contributions in helping children be safe. The organization noted that       recipients: dedicate their

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Board Officers Take on New Roles


Attorney Bob McMahon will serve through March 2021 as the president of the ProKids Board of Trustees.  In its March meeting, the board approved the following officers to serve two-year terms: JoAnn Hagopian, Vice President Wynndel Watts, Secretary Steve Moser, Treasurer John Hands, who served as president for the last two years, moved to the

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Trauma Hits Caseworkers as Well as Children


The Cincinnati Enquirer posted this article and this video on March 6, focusing on the trauma of county caseworkers. The Cincinnati Enquirer published the below op-ed in its publication on March 14. ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook had this reflection: Anyone who has been alongside someone who is suffering knows too well how deeply we can feel

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Rhinegeist Night Adds to Endowment


At the Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine, ProKids friends and family members of Amy Merrell gathered to celebrate her life, the "Amelia" beer brewed in her honor, and the continued funding of the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment for ProKids children. To learn more about Amy Merrell, click here.   Rhinegeist Night 2019

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ProKids Celebrates Volunteer, Community Builder


ProKids named its 2018 Merilee Turner Volunteer of the Year and its Community Builder of the Year this month, citing the contributions of volunteer Amy Russert and the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation. At the event, Neal Mayerson noted that his family had wanted to "humanize the justice system for our kids" by working with [...]

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UBS Supports ProKids Giving Tuesday Campaign


Thanks to a match by FTB Financial Services, each #GivingTuesday donation for ProKids in 2018 will have triple the impact on Nov. 27. That means for each $50 donated to ProKids as part of that global giving movement, there will be a $150 impact for ProKids, up to $10,000. Cincinnati’s FTB Financial Services, which is

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Lincoln Ware Learns About ProKids


Longtime Cincinnati broadcaster Lincoln Ware sat down for an interview with volunteer Phyllis McCallum and ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook for a conversation to learn what ProKids advocates do for abused and neglected children and how community members can become CASA Volunteers. Lincoln Ware Interview

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CASA Volunteers Honored at Fall Fling


At the 2018 Fall Fling, ProKids celebrated the work of its CASA Volunteers, including some whose stories of advocating for children stood out over the past year. The annual event, which included Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams swearing in the newest CASA Volunteers, began with Board President John Hands acknowledging how all

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