We are closed on July 4. But during this celebration of the strength of our nation, we reflect on the words of volunteer activist, Susan Ellis: Paul Revere earned his living as a silversmith. But what do we remember him for? His volunteer work. All activism is volunteering in that it’s done above and beyond earning
In an op-ed published May 25 in the Cincinnati Enquirer, ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook reminded Greater Cincinnati that all of us have a role to play in helping our community’s children be safe and to grow up to realize their potential. You can read her published remarks here. And you can read her speech from
On May 11, the ProKids community gathered for the annual Friends of Children Breakfast. At the event, several speakers focused on the need for more volunteers to speak up for abused and neglected children in Greater Cincinnati. To bring that need to life, a short film illustrated the story of how a volunteer Court Appointed
Hannah Kemble, a senior at Mother of Mercy High School who is planning to attend The Ohio State University next year, recently received a Scholastic Art & Writing award in the personal essay/memoir category. She won an honorable mention for “In Different Shoes” based on her experience playing the role of Samantha in the 2015 Friends
Jose Nine, a ProKids volunteer who has served dozens of children, was named Su Casa Hispanic Ministry’s Padrino of Unaccompanied Minors at the Catholic Charities event April 20. The organization also recognized ProKids itself as its Organization of the Year. ProKids has been asked by Hamilton County Juvenile Court to advocate for unaccompanied minors, often
On Sunday, April 24, the Editorial Board of the Cincinnati Enquirer published this editorial reinforcing Su Randall’s op-ed, re-printed below. From the April 12, 2016, Cincinnati Enquirer By Su Randall, a resident of Anderson Township who has been a ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocate for six years. She also sent this letter to the Hamilton County
In a letter published today in the Cincinnati Enquirer, ProKids Board President Tom Cuni calls on members of our community to stand up for children.
ProKids is celebrating its first endowment, the Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment, at a special Charitable Suds event on Thursday, March 10, at Rhinegeist Brewery. The endowment was created by Elizabeth “Liz” Ricci in honor of her sister, Amy Merrell, after Merrell died in early 2015. Merrell was a friend of Rhinegeist as well