OUR PARTNERS

At the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, we are fortunate to have many great partners who share our commitment to giving young people the resources to reach their potential, providing individuals with the access and support to lead healthy lives, and connecting neighbors so they can come together for the common good. The Y knows that bringing about positive change starts with bringing the right people to the table. It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our partners for their continued dedication and support of the Y’s mission, programs, and services in this community. Listed below are many of the partners whose non-financial support and collaboration enhances the impact that the Y has in our community.

American Diabetes Association

The local chapter of the American Diabetes Association partners with the Y to increase community awareness about the diabetes epidemic and promote events, activities, and lifestyles that prevent diabetes.

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4C for Children

4C provides valuable training for the Y’s child care staff and works to improve the quality, availability, affordability, and accessibility of child care in our communities.

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Chambers of Commerce

The Y partners with various chambers within our region, supporting initiatives that make our region a better place to live, work, and play. The Y currently partners with the following chambers: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, African American Chamber of Commerce, Human Services Chamber of Hamilton County, and the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce.

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Children’s Hunger Alliance

The Hunger Alliance is USDA sponsor and provides nutritious meals to low-income students in the YMCA’s after school programs.

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Children’s partners with the Y to support various youth health and wellness initiatives with a focus on preventing childhood obesity.

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Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation

3CDC partners with the Y on initiatives focused on downtown Cincinnati and the urban core. This year they are leading the renovation of the Y’s flagship Central Parkway YMCA, located at the crossroads of downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

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Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency

CAA serves as the local grantee for the Y’s Head Start early learning programs.

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Cincinnati Health Department

The health department supports the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program through the Creating Healthy Communities Diabetes subcommittee, including promoting the program and referring eligible participants.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Cincinnati State hosts the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black and Latino Achievers programs and supports the Y’s work in preparing teens for college and a career.

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Go Vibrant

Go Vibrant joins the Y in its focus on healthy living by making active, energetic lifestyles irresistible throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services (HCJFS)

HCJFS Childcare Services covers part of the cost of child care for children of eligible parents/caretakers who are either working or in school, ensuring that more children have access to quality programming that supports their development (such as the Y’s youth development programs).

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Highland United Methodist Church (HUMC)

HUMC serves as a USDA sponsor and provides nutritious meals to low-income students in the YMCA’s after school and summer camp programs.

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Humana

Humana is a key partner with the Y on a variety of health and wellness initiatives. They have also offered numerous Affordable Care Act information sessions in partnership with the Y.

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Interact for Health

Interact for Health supports numerous health and wellness initiatives and events with the Y. In particular, this year, they are making all YMCA of Greater Cincinnati locations available to the community on Sunday afternoons during the months of February, March, November, and December.

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Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The Y’s early learning and school-age child care programs participate in the voluntary quality rating improvement system. Numerous sites have achieved star rating. The cabinet also provides funding assistance to eligible families to cover part of the cost of child care services.

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Kentucky Department of Education

The Y is a recipient of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants in partnership with local schools.

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Local Park Districts

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has partnered with numerous local park districts including Boone County Parks and Recreation, Cincinnati Parks, Clermont County Park District, and Great Parks of Hamilton County.

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Local School Districts

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati partners with approximately 20 school districts throughout our region to provide before and after school programming for students. These programs are aligned with the school’s curriculum and support students’ academic achievement. Current partners include: Bellevue Independent Schools, Boone County Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Dayton Independent Schools, Erlanger-Elsmere School District, Forest Hills School District, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Kenton County Schools, North College Hill City School District, Northwest Local School District, Norwood City School District, Princeton City Schools, and Reading Community Schools.

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Northern Kentucky Education Council (NKYEC)

NKYEC serves as the overarching organization for the alignment of education initiatives that support students in Northern Kentucky from birth to career.

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Northern Kentucky Health Department

The health department supports the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program through the Northern Kentucky Health Department Diabetes Coalition, including promoting the program and referring eligible participants.

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Northern Kentucky University (NKU)

NKU partners with the YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers program to help prepare teens for college and a career, and generously provides a scholarship to a student in the program. NKU also plays a key role with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati supporting an international partnership with the Mexico City YMCA.

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Ohio Department of Education

The Y’s Early Learning Centers participate in the ODE Step Up to Quality rating system. Four of the Y’s centers are quality rated through this program. The Y is also the recipient of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants in partnership with local schools.

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STRIVE Partnership

The Y serves on the Executive Committee and is a key partner with STRIVE on numerous cradle to career initiatives within our region, including the Read On! Campaign for grade level proficiency and the Cincinnati Preschool Promise, ensuring more children are prepared for Kindergarten. STRIVE plays a key role in convening the community around shared educational goals and outcomes.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way is a key support of the Y’s youth development and healthy living programs- including Early Childhood Education, Afterschool Programs, Summer Day Camp, and the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. They provide critical funds that ensure that low-income individuals are able to access and benefit from these programs. United Way also serves as an advocate for the important work of nonprofits within our community. The Y also partners with the United Way’s Success by 6 initiative, promoting healthy youth development in children ages birth to five-years-old.

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YMCA of the USA

Y-USA provides strategic leadership, direction, and support for our movement.

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