ProKids celebrated a number of its supporters at its annual November Soiree. ProKids depends on the energy of its volunteers and the generosity of its donors to serve more than 500 abused and neglected children each year in Hamilton County. By recruiting, training and supporting volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), ProKids works to keep
Mary Friel of Mt. Lookout was the only volunteer recognized at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 2014 Campaign Finale, receiving the Clement L. Buenger Award for Leadership in Education. A ProKids volunteer since her retirement 14 years ago, she was honored for her work not only as a CASA volunteer but as a
ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteers) make things happen behind the scenes. They advocate in schools, connect children to medical care and therapeutic services, and report to Hamilton County Juvenile Court on the best interests of the children they serve. But this month, ProKids reached behind the scenes and celebrated the work of six
Kathy King will never forget meeting a 4-year-old who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His little sister seemed to be protecting him as they held hands, terrified, at their foster home. King knew that there was more to his story. And she was right. The children had been victims of neglect and incredible violence.
Thanks to ForeKids and the Wetherington Country Club for your support of ProKids! It was a gorgeous autumn day and exciting golf for the participants. ForeKids selects organizations which benefit inner city youth each year, channeling the golf outing support directly to the agency. We were privileged to be the beneficiary this year. Thanks
Shaq is not the kind of kid who expects honors in his life. After all, most of his life has been trauma and chaos. But this year, he graduated on the honor roll from Woodward High School and, as a child in the foster care system, was recognized in the 2014 Celebration of Dreams by
ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook was one of several Cincinnati leaders who reflected on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s recent article on the challenges of 14-year-olds in our city. Looking for a way to make a difference? Learn more at a ProKids Snapshot.
Thank you to all the Friends of Children who joined us May 14 to learn about ProKids and the wonderful children we serve. You can view several of the remarks made that morning – including by ProKids alum Destiney – here. New and returning supporters offered their help as we progress toward our very ambitious goal
Letter to the Editor from ProKids’ Board President, Kelly Wittich I am writing regarding Krista Ramsey’s column, “CASA volunteers toil to help foster kids thrive” (Jan. 19). We are so appreciative for coverage highlighting our exceptional CASA volunteers; I couldn’t be more proud of the many wonderful, loyal and passionate people involved with ProKids. I am