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CASA Volunteers Gather for Volunteer Month


“ … you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg CASA Volunteers and CASA Managers gathered for a Happy Hour, marking Volunteer Month. CASA Volunteers give their time and talents to advocated for a child or children [...]

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Tom Cuni Writes About Volunteer Gig


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

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Kathy King Honored for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week


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

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Volunteers Celebrate Longevity, Service


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

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Leader Honored by YWCA


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

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Endowment in the News


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

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Rhinegest Event Builds Amy Merrell Endowment


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

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What Can WE Do?


Link to publication in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 29, 2018 By Tracy Cook, ProKids Executive Director The story out of California is heart-breaking: 13 siblings who were allegedly chained and starved by their parents. But also heart-breaking is the news that some neighbors thought something was wrong, like when they saw the siblings eating

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