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GRAD Cincinnati

  • GRAD Cincinnati
  • 301 Oak Street
  • Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • (513) 363-3240
  • Jason Wilkes
  • College Readiness Coordinator
  • 513-363-4140

Program Description

GRAD Cincinnati, a community-based nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization created in 2001, improves the chances of success for urban youth. GRAD Cincinnati provides academic support to help students achieve in the classroom, grow as individuals and citizens of the community, graduate from high school and enter and complete a college education. It is specifically targeted to support over 3,500 students and nearly 170 teachers and principals within Cincinnati Public Schools.

Success Stories

Robert Golsby graduated in 2009 from Western Hills University High School and was a GRAD Cincinnati Scholar. He proceeded to the University of Cincinnati to study Engineering and graduated with honors in 2014. Robert is currently a second year PhD student and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee. Michelle Roddy graduated in 2009 from Western Hills University High School and was a GRAD Cincinnati Scholar. She proceeded to the University of Cincinnati to study Accounting, Marketing and Economics and graduated with her Bachelor's degree in 2014. Michelle is currently working for GRAD Cincinnati as the Marketing and Cayen Data Coordinator. Belinda Kemetse graduated from Western Hills University High School in 2013 and was a GRAD Scholar. She proceeded to Cottey College to study International Business and Fine Arts.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cottey College (1)
  • Kent State University at Kent (1)
  • University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (3)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 77%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 63%