ProKids Honored by Museum Center

ProKids was proud to be honored Saturday, February 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. More than 500 children and adults came together in the Union Terminal rotunda to celebrate those in our community who work to benefit the lives of children.

ProKids was selected as the small non-profit Difference Maker of the year at the 7th Annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum event. More than 120 nominations were received for the program this year.

“We were honored to be among so many volunteers and agencies which make a powerful difference in our community,” said ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook. “We are grateful our staff and volunteers were recognized for their outstanding outcomes and hope this recognition introduces many more people to ProKids.”

Cook said ProKids “has a life-changing impact in breaking the vicious cycle of abuse and neglect felt throughout our community. Much of our work to change the arc of children’s lives is not seen by Greater Cincinnati, just as the abused and neglected children we serve are often unseen.”

ProKids envisions a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child. As a nonprofit organization in Hamilton County, Ohio, that mobilizes the community by training and supporting volunteers who break the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect. ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteers) speak up for abused and neglected children, guiding them to safe environments where they can thrive.

For more than 30 years, ProKids has changed the arc of children’s lives through engaged volunteers, a proactive staff and a Committed Community. We work to create a new cycle of growing up safe and secure, fundamentally changing the future for children and for Greater Cincinnati. Find out more at

The Difference Makers event also recognized a large non-profit and a business as well as individual adults and children. Learn more at