Covington Partners envisions a future in which all Covington children realize the promise of their full potential.


Covington Partners works every day to keep our community moving forward by eliminating boundaries to learning and success. Through innovation and collaboration, we create safe and engaging environments for our students and families to learn and grow.


We believe our students have the potential for greatness. We create safe and engaging learning environments. We believe that learning has no boundaries. We believe with the unwavering support of schools, families and the community, our students will succeed.  


Since 1999, Covington Partners has been working together with the schools of Covington to promote positive youth development through collaboration. This coalition began with a focus on preventing youth substance abuse and violence. In 2001, our Coalition expanded its scope to include mental and physical health promotion, family strengthening, and staff training and support.

Through its early years, Covington Partners was funded by federal and state government programs such as Kentucky Incentives for Prevention, Drug Free Communities Support Program and the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. As the community began to see the benefit of this work, more and more of the coalition's support is coming from within Covington and the Northern Kentucky area. Stakeholders from throughout the community – youth, parents, agencies, businesses, faith communities, government departments, schools, law enforcement entities, media, civic groups and healthcare professionals – all are involved as we work together in support of the youth of Covington.

We want to include members of all Northern Kentucky communities as well as those who understand the integral role that the success of Covington youth plays in the development of our region. Individuals and companies are recognizing the need and the possibilities and they are participating as contributors of time, talent and resources. Your donation of time, talent or resources will make a big difference not only for a child but also for the Northern Kentucky community. We hope you will be inspired to join us and partner in whatever way works best for you.


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2020-2025 CP Strategic Plan


Rachael Cruse Barnes, Dennig & Co. Ltd.
Matthew Curtin Paul Hemmer Company
Lisa Desmarais Community Volunteer
Lesley Holgate CVG Airport
Ellie Houston DBL Law
Lauren Huizenga Connetic Ventures
Megan Jackson The Dragonfly Foundation
Trent Ledbetter Northwestern Mutual
Niki Lunsford, Chair Citi
Juliana Baquero McGuinn North Central Area Health Education Center
Rosanne Nields St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Julie Geisen Scheper Community Volunteer
Charlie Schicht GE Aviation
Charlie Schlimm PNC Bank
Dave Schroeder Kenton County Public Library
Dr. Carissa Schutzman University of Cincinnati
Vicki Seligman Community Volunteer
Kareem Simpson Northern KY Community Action Commission
Dr. Angie Taylor Taylor Career Strategies
Charlie Vance Current HR
Sonya Walton Messer Construction Co.
Dr. Janice Wilkerson Covington Independent Public Schools
Phyllis Yeager, Vice Chair Wiseway Supply


Zakkiyyah Abdulrahim  CLC Coordinator, Ninth District Elementary School
Kate Andriacco  Mentoring Coordinator, Holmes High School
Tara Chesnut  CLC Coordinator, Latonia Elementary School
Crystal Harden Mentoring Coordinator, Holmes Middle School
Ashley McClure Associate Director
Elizabeth Mitchell CLC Data Specialist
Julie Muehlenkamp CLC Coordinator, District-wide
William Piner  CLC Coordinator, Glenn O. Swing Elementary School
Adriana Silva CLC Coordinator, Sixth District Elementary School
Holly Simkonis  CLC Coordinator, Holmes High School
Stacie Strotman Executive Director
Risa Watkins  CLC Coordinator, Holmes Middle School
Michael Wesson CLC Coordinator, John G. Carlisle Elementary School
Natalie Westkamp Community Outreach Coordinator
Julie Wharton  Mentoring Coordinator, Holmes High School

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