Meet Gunner. He is a fifth grade student at Latonia Elementary who is a "great helper" in Cardinal Club CLC. Tara Murray, coordinator of Cardinal Club, says Gunner has a great sense of humor and always brightens her day, as well as the day of all students and staff. Learn more about Gunner below. Q. What do you enjoy most about Cardinal Club? A. Getting homework done, special activities, going to gym, and being outside Q. What is your favorite video game? A. Call of Duty Q. What is one thing you wish you ...
Terry O'Brien faces his opponents one by one and asks them to take a few swings. Then he advises them on how they can do it better – hit harder or with more accuracy. O’Brien is teaching students at Holmes Middle School how to box. The initial classes involve seeing how the students punch and how they stand. O’Brien, founder of Shamrock Boxing Gym in Covington, is a former professional boxer and a Cincinnati Golden Gloves Champion. For decades he has coached fighters and trained individuals at his ...
BLINK, Here We Come
BLINK is on its way to Covington, and Covington Partners is ready. Through a collaboration with Life Learning Center, Renaissance Covington, AGNT, and Amity Events, and sponsorship provided by First Financial Bank, something is brewing at 2 West Pike Street.  Visit us anytime from 7-10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday (October 13-15) during BLINK. If you're "UP" for the challenge, stop by and see us. You won't be disappointed.
#FOTD Glam Happy Hour
Covington Partners, I Have Wings Breast Cancer Foundation, Inspired Fashion, and Master Provisions have teamed up to support the young ladies of Holmes High School. The campaign is inspired by a conversation between Megan Jackson of Master Provisions and her mentee through the Covington Partners Mentoring Program. Jackson's mentee spoke to Jackson about her need and access to appropriate work and school clothing. The conversation led Jackson to bring together Covington Partners, I Have Wings, Inspired Fashion, and Ma...
Together, We're Unstoppable: Partners for Change
Want to invest in an organization that is student-focused and data driven? Want to support an organization that is efficient with funds and leverages resources? Want to be a part of the work that changes lives for students in Covington?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should join us as a Partner for Change. Covington Partners has launched a new monthly giving program, Partners for Change. Through this program, you can turn your spare change into REAL change for the students of Covington. As ...
CP Welcomes New Board Members
Covington Partners’ new executive board members know the impact the organization can have on students, some first hand. Trent Ledbetter of Covington is mentoring a freshman at Holmes High School. One week last year, the student said he expected to miss an upcoming school day because “my mom is just running out of gas and can’t drive us.” Ledbetter felt the boy already had a lot of things to juggle, including the stress of getting ready for high school and life as a teen in general. “Now...
Are You a Mentor Yet?
During the month of August, the Covington Partners Mentoring Program has led a social media campaign seeking 31 new volunteer mentors in 31 days. Volunteer mentors have several program options from which to choose and can share their time and talents by getting involved in one (or more) of the mentoring program options, including working with students from elementary through high school, meeting students during lunch or after school, or becoming a community-based mentoring match. With a small commitment of only up to...
Category: Mentoring
Uganda Comes to Camp Covington
Written by Melissa McDonald, World Affairs Council  This summer, the World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky partnered with the Center for Great Neighborhoods to provide cultural awareness experiences for students at all five Covington elementary schools during Camp Covington, a five-week summer learning program provided by Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools. Students learned from the World Affairs Council's Global Guide Fellow, Enock Sadiki. Enock is a local high schoo...
Collab Brings Fire Safety to Covington Families
To ring in the new school year, Covington Partners has teamed up with the Covington Fire Department to help provide fire prevention and safety education for students, as well as help to identify families that may be in need of smoke alarms.  Assistant Fire Chief of Prevention and Education Greg Salmons contacted Covington Partners to collaborate in offering the Sound Off program to students in Covington Independent Public Schools. This national program will be provided to students participating in the afterschoo...
Category: Education
New School Year, All Smiles Across Covington
This morning during arrival for the first day of school in Covington, there were grins from ear to ear on faces of students as they ran to greet their new classroom teacher and visit with past teachers and staff.  It's been a difficult couple of years, to say the least, but Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools are ready for what the 22/23 school year will bring.  We may face some challenges as we continue to move towards a greater sense of normalcy for our school community, but...
Little Makers, Big Project
What do you get when you put a group of students in the Ninth District Elementary School Makerspace during Camp Covington? Creativity. Generosity. Shirts. And more shirts.  During the five-week summer program, Camp Covington 2022: Summer Safari, and with the help of their leader, Ms. Smith, a group of fifth grade students at Ninth District Elementary School decided to pose a design contest to the rest of the student body. Students wanted to provide a thank-you gift to the staff at Ninth District for providing th...
Category: Education
12th Annual Golf Outing a Hole in One
The rain halted, the clouds parted, and the sun beat down as golfers played to win at Traditions Golf Club during the 12th annual golf outing. A near sell-out, this year's golf outing, held on Monday, July 18, 2022 was a success (a hole in one, if you will). Thank you to all foursomes, sponsors, and silent auction participants for making our 12th annual outing the most successful yet. Congratulations to Covington Independent Public Schools for bringing home the big win and to Payroll Partners for their second plac...
31 in 31: Are You Ready to Become a Mentor?
Did you know that nearly 40% of at-risk youth report never having an adult mentor of any kind? That's just one reason the Covington Partners Mentoring Program is committed to working with the schools of Covington to provide positive adult mentors for students. During the month of August, the mentoring program is seeking 31 new volunteer mentors in 31 days. Mentors and students will be matched to begin meeting this fall. "I am a mentor because building up young individuals to realize their strengths and connecting wit...
Category: Mentoring
Eight sites. Sixteen programs and camps. Nearly 900 students…thus far. Through the collaboration of Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools, students in Covington are learning this summer through enrichment opportunities, academic time with certified teachers, programming from community partners, health and wellness lessons, social-emotional activities with counselors, and field trips—all while having fun! One program geared toward supporting new EL (English Learner) students was a succ...
Category: Education
Fore!: Last Chance to Register
Are you #OnParWithPartners? Registration for the 12th annual Covington Partners Golf Outing presented by Wiseway Supply, DBL Law, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare closes Friday, July 1. The outing will take place on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, KY. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. for a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Entry into the golf outing includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, refreshments, dinner, giveaways, and a certificate good for an 18-hole return visit to Traditions Golf Club. A fours...
It's a Win-win: Endow KY Tax Credit
The time is now to take advantage of the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit and help Covington Partners in the process.   Longtime Northern Kentucky community leaders Chuck and Julie Geisen Scheper helped to spearhead the fund for Covington Partners with Horizon Community Funds last year, citing the nonprofit’s use of best practices and strong collaborations to strengthen student success.  Endow Kentucky Tax Credits open on July 1, 2022. A total of $1 million is available in credits, but is ...
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Construction, Art & More
Holmes High School students participated in three week-long camps and extended academic tutoring sessions this summer. Camps centered around construction, leadership, and the arts. During Construction Camp, students were introduced to basic building and safety skills required by successful skilled laborers. Students learned hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity through engaging, hands-on lessons. Lydia Burns, Allied Construction, spoke to the student group about various careers in the industry, including paid in...
Category: Education
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced a new fund with Covington Partners.    “Covington Partners touches such critical pieces of students’ lives,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “Each additional dollar raised, and each donor connected to their work, is a huge win for Northern Kentucky. We look forward to plugging them into our networks, and we invite the community to join us in supporting Covington Partners’ successful, impactful strat...
Summer After-Hours Offers Daily Enrichment to Holmes High Students
Calling all Holmes High School students… Join us for an after-hours virtual program that includes everything from digital escape rooms and science experiments to TED talks and hip-hop workouts. Summer After-Hours will be held June 8-26, 2020, Monday-Friday. In collaboration with the Holmes High School Summer School Program, Summer After-Hours is designed to take place after the hours of the typical summer school program; however, students may work at their own pace and complete the daily enrichment activities ...
Category: Education
Camp Covington Goes Virtual: Registration Open
Per guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, Covington Independent Public Schools will be unable to offer an in-person program this summer; however, the school district and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program. Camp Covington 2020: #TeamKentucky, open to incoming kindergarten through eighth grade students in Covington Schools (20/21 school year), will take place July 7-July 17 (Tuesday-Friday weekly). The program will be divided into two divisions: Elem...
Category: Education
Per guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, Covington Independent Public Schools will be unable to offer an in-person summer program this summer; however, the school district and community partners are working diligently to provide an alternative two-week virtual program. Details will be forthcoming and will be released on social media and the district website soon.
Category: Education
With COVID-19, comes uncertainty. But one thing you can count on is that as this pandemic continues to impact our communities, Covington Partners is committed to doing what is best for the children and families of Covington. The well-being and safety of these individuals is our top priority and will always be at the heart of every decision we make. The document below provides digital links that direct you to educational (both academic and enrichment) resources, including websites, games, podcasts, videos, and more. A...
Category: Education
During these unprecedented times of change and uncertainty, we need to bring our discussions and awareness about the importance of mental health to the forefront. We have all been affected by a global pandemic, and our responses are as varied as our individual selves. As such, we will carry what is now happening with us in some way for the rest of our lives. Consider the impact that some brief, but influential, events have had on us. Think back to the Challenger explosion, or the events of 9/11. These events have foreve...
During this vital time, please consider helping us meet the needs of our Most Valuable People: our children and families. 1.) PURCHASE ITEMS FROM AMAZON WISHLIST Purchase items from the wishlist HERE. Items will be delivered directly to Covington Partners. 2.) MAKE A MONETARY DONATION Make a monetary donation to Covington Partners HERE. All donations will directly benefit our Most Valuable People through Operation: MVP. Click HERE to download an OPERATION: MVP flyer.
A Principal's Perspective
June 26, 2019--Many research studies support the importance of afterschool and summer programs for students of all ages. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of studies that focus on why summer school is important-- academic regression, social-emotional needs, the need to provide meals for children through these programs--to name just a few. Over the years, from the point of view as an educator, it is common sense to me that our kids need their schools open in some capacity in the summer months. My views...
Category: Education
Mentoring: Frank
When asked to describe his mentor Frank in one word, Holmes High School senior Diontae quickly replied, “loving…tough love, but very loving.”  A retired educator himself, mentor Frank strongly believes in the importance of education as the key to success for the six young men he has mentored over the last five years (Taejuan, Kyrie, Diontae, LeShawn, Caige, and Markesis). Frank’s first question to each young man every week, is “How are your grades?”  From there, words of ...
Category: Mentoring
Mentoring: Janis
Janis is enthusiastic and fun, but she also knows when to listen. She has volunteered for 10 years to mentor students through the Covington Partners Mentoring Program. When her son left for college, Janis decided she still had a lot to offer a teenager. In an effort to expand the world of her first mentee, she mixed adventure with everyday activities. Their outings ranged from go-cart racing and horse-back riding to painting fingernails. The two arranged outings navigating work schedules and family obligations. Over si...
Category: Mentoring
Mentoring: Tim and Sterling
Tim knows how much a mentor can help guide a protégé or young person. He says mentors were instrumental in shaping him “into the man that I am.” Over the years, Tim mentored individuals through his job and after he retired from Fidelity Investments in 2016, he decided to join a formal mentoring program after hearing an NBA athlete’s experience with mentoring.  Tim was already familiar with Covington Partners and Covington schools through his work at Fidelity, which has partnered wit...
Category: Mentoring
Mentoring: Christy and Taysia
Mentoring relationships, like that of Christy and Taysia, often continue well past high school graduation.  Taysia’s acceptance and full scholarship to Berea College were just the beginning of a whole new set of challenges and obstacles that many students face.   Mentor Christy successfully guided Taysia through the world of college admittance as well as introducing her to the “hidden curriculum” – the mix of bureaucratic know-how and sound study skills that can make or break a st...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners Hosts Thanks(for)Giving Event
November 27, 2018 – Covington Partners hosted Thanks (for) Giving at The Roebling Room at Smoke Justis on Tuesday, November 27. The event, held on Giving Tuesday, celebrated the many contributions of the organization’s donors and volunteer mentors and served as the release of the organization’s 2017-2018 Annual Report Card to the community.  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Mon...
Covington Partners Works To Keep The Lights On Afterschool
This Thursday, hundreds of parents, students, educators, business leaders, policymakers and others will come together across our community to mark the 19th annual Lights On Afterschool, the nation’s only nationwide rally for afterschool programs.  Programs across the region will be hosting open houses, inviting families to participate in fun activities and giving tours to elected officials and policy makers.  Afterschool programs keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and give working families peac...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Launches #20Mentors20Days Campaign
For the second consecutive year, Covington Partners has launched a #20Mentors20Days campaign to recruit 20 new adult volunteers to serve as mentors for the upcoming school year.  The campaign will cover the next 20 days and will lead to the first day of school for Covington Independent Public Schools on August 16.  During the 2017-18 school year, 256 adult volunteers spent more than 3,900 hours mentoring students in grades 3 - 12.  Having a positive and consistent adult role model in their life helps s...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners to Host 9th Annual Golf Outing and Adds 1st Annual Mini-Golf Outing
June 22, 2018 – Covington Partners will host its ninth annual golf outing on Monday, July 9 with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12 p.m. The event includes an 18-hole four-person scramble and will be held at the prestigious Traditions Golf Club located at 2035 Williams Road in Hebron, Kentucky. Entry into the golf outing includes use of a cart, lunch, beverages, dinner, a silent auction, and a certificate for an 18-hole return visit to Traditions Golf Club. In addition, the org...
Covington Partners is proud to collaborate with Covington Independent Public Schools this summer to host multiple summer learning opportunities for students of all ages at school sites throughout the district. The opportunities include: Camp Carnegie: The Other Side  Imagine a character’s transformation as they navigate life through another’s perspective. How does this new perspective affect their choices? This summer, students will explore “the other side” as they develop characters, dev...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Helps Covington Schools Secure $1.1 Million for Afterschool Programs
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY -  More students in Covington Independent Public Schools will have opportunities to attend after-school programming that helps improve their academic achievement thanks to grants from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. Two schools -- Latonia Elementary and Glenn O. Swing Elementary School -- received grants totaling $1.165 million over five years. The funding allows Latonia to establish a full 21st century community learning center program for the first time. Latonia st...
Category: Education
Covington Partners To Host Two-Day Learning Experience
Covington, KY – Covington Partners will host a training event for out-of-school time professionals throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana on March 19 and 20 in Covington. Extending Excellence will be an interactive training where participants will learn how to extend excellence beyond the school day. Participants will hear from out-of-school time program practitioners on how to connect with school-day staff and community partners, collaborate on best-practice strategies to improve student achievement, as well as le...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Celebrates National Mentoring Month
Covington, KY – January is National Mentoring Month, and this year Covington Partners is celebrating the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by hosting a #ThankYourMentor Breakfast and Lunch on Thursday, January 25 at Holmes High School. “Our volunteer mentors provide an invaluable service to our students. They take the time to listen, guide and support our students both academically and personally and we...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners Joins 'Cincinnati Gives Challenge' Fundraising Competition
December 1, 2017 – Covington Partners has joined Cincinnati Magazine’s Cincinnati Gives Challenge, an unprecedented, year-end fundraising campaign held on Crowdrise, the crowdfunding platform for good. Cincinnati Magazine’s Cincinnati Gives Challenge, presented by Procter and Gamble (P&G), equips local charities with and facilitates connections between the interests of donors and the needs of local non-profits. More than 100 Cincinnati charities are participating and competing for $30,000 in prize ...
Haggard Selected as  One of Just 15 ‘Afterschool Ambassadors’ in Country This Year
Washington, DC – The Afterschool Alliance announced today that Tom Haggard, Program Director, at Covington Partners, has been selected to serve as a 2017-2018 Afterschool Ambassador.  He is one of just 15 leaders from across the nation chosen for the honor this year. Each Afterschool Ambassador will continue directing or supporting a local afterschool program while also serving a one-year Afterschool Ambassador term, organizing public events, communicating with policy makers and in other ways increasing suppo...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Celebrates 18 Years of Supporting Covington Kids
September 14, 2017 – Covington Partners hosted a Founder’s Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club on September 14, 2017 to celebrate 18 years of providing student support services for students and families in Covington Independent Public Schools.  The event, attended by education, community and business leaders from around the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, highlighted the stories behind the numbers.  Dr. Janice Wilkerson, founder of Covington Partners, presented Johnna Reeder with the Fo...
Covington Partners Launches #20Mentors20Days Campaign To Recruit Mentors for Students in Covington Schools
August 3, 2017 – Covington Partners has launched a #20Mentors20Days campaign to recruit 20 new adult volunteers to serve as mentors.  The campaign will cover the next 20 days and will lead to the first day of school for Covington Independent Public Schools on August 23.  During the 2016-17 school year, 236 adult volunteers spent more than 3,800 hours mentoring students in grades 3 - 12.  Having a positive and consistent adult role model in their life helps students achieve in school – last yea...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners Celebrates the Importance of Summer Learning with Summer Success Tour
Covington, KY – Covington Partners, in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), highlighted the importance of summer learning opportunities at a Summer Success Tour on Thursday, July 13.  Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer. On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hu...
Category: Education
Covington Partners receives $100,000 grant to fund Community Leaning Center initiative
February 17, 2017 - Covington Partners has received a $100,000 multi-year grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to fund the Community Learning Center initiative in Covington Independent Public Schools. This initiative seeks to provide wrap-around support services to help students succeed in school and in life.   Covington Partners was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth. Since that time, the organization has exp...
Covington Partners Hosts March Community Coalition Meeting
Covington, KY, – Covington Partners will host its’ March Community Coalition meeting on Tuesday, March 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Life Learning Center (20 West 18th Street, Covington KY 41011).  Lunch will be provided.  Stacie Strotman, Executive Director of Covington Partners, will present the results from the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey of Covington Independent Public Schools students that was administered in the fall of 2016. The KIP survey provides informatio...
Category: Prevention
Covington Partners Celebrates Mentors
In honor of National Mentoring Month, the Covington Partners Mentoring Program celebrated Mentor Appreciation Day on Wednesday, January 25 to recognize the outstanding commitment of volunteer mentors and the impact they have on the lives of Covington students. More than 150 mentors and students celebrated throughout the day with breakfast and lunch served in the Holmes High School Library. Every week, even if for a short time, mentors give their full and undivided attention to their mentee. Data shows that these p...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners receives $100,000 grant to fund Community Leaning Centers
June 20, 2016 - Covington Partners received a $100,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and from the William Riedlin, Sr. Memorial Fund and the R.C. Durr Foundation Fund to expand and enhance the Community Learning Centers initiative in Covington Independent Public Schools.   This initiative seeks to provide wrap-around support services to help students succeed in school and in life.   This is the third year that GCF has funded the Community Learning Center initiative.   C...
Covington Partners to Distribute College Success Starter Kits
Transitioning from high school to college can be a grueling task, not only emotionally. but also financially. According to the National Retail Federation, in 2015 the average student spent $899.18 on technology and dorm supplies when attending college for the first time. These expenses are beyond the typical costs (tuition, room and board, books, etc.) high school seniors associate with their freshman year of college. Students are hit with many "firsts" when planning their post-secondary education, so we want to help. ...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Celebrates the Heart of Afterschool Programs During the First Ever “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week”
Covington, KY, April 25, 2016 – Covington Partners is joining with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs during the first ever “Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week” April 25-29, 2016.  “We believe Afterschool professionals make a difference in the life of a child,” said Stacie Strotman, Executive Director of Covington Partners “We encourage everyone to join us this week in thanking the afte...
Category: Education
Covington Partners Hosts 7th Annual Golf Outing
Covington, KY - Covington Partners will host its seventh annual golf tournament on Monday, July 25 with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12 p.m. The event, which has limited spots available, includes an 18-hole four-person scramble and will be held at the prestigious Traditions Golf Club located at 2035 Williams Road in Hebron, Kentucky. Entry into the golf outing also includes golf with cart, lunch, complimentary beverages, dinner, a silent auction, and a certificate good for a 18-hole r...
STEM Bicycle Club Launches at Holmes Middle School
March 13, 2015 - Through an application process, fifteen students at Holmes Middle School have been selected to participate in the STEM Bicycle Club, a specialized after-school program in the Holmes Middle School Community Learning Center made possible by the assistance and support of local community partners, including Fidelity, GE, Wal-Mart, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, and many more.   The initial club was developed last spring as the result of a partnership between the ...
Category: Education
Covington Partners celebrates National Mentoring Month
January 20, 2015 - This month will mark the 14th annual National Mentoring Month, and Covington Partners is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with positive adult role models. “Mentoring is one of the most cost-effective and research-based strategies to make a positive impact on the life of a student,” said Stacie Strotman, Executive Director of Covington Partners.  “Mentoring is linked to im...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners receives $50,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
December 19, 2014 - Covington Partners has received a $50,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) to fund the Community Learning Center (CLC) at Latonia Elementary School.  This is the second year that GCF has funded the CLC at Latonia Elementary School. Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth.  Since that time, the organization has expanded to include...
Category: Education
Covington Partners receives $50,000 grant to fund Community Leaning Center
October 16, 2014 - Covington Partners has received a $50,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to continue the Community Learning Center (CLC) at Latonia Elementary School.  Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth.  Since that time, the organization has expanded to include programs and services related to education, wellness, ment...
Category: Education
Covington Partners receives eBay Foundation Grant for Covington Mentoring Program
October 6, 2014 - Covington Partners, an organization committed to supporting students and families in Covington, announced today that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  The grant was recommended by eBay Foundation’s employee-volunteer led Kentucky GIVE Team.  Members of the Kentucky GIVE Team will present a check to Covington Partners staff on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3 p.m.  at the local eBay office...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool
Joining 7,500 Nationwide Rallies Aimed at Making Afterschool Programs Available to All Covington Partners will celebrate Lights on Afterschool during the month of October by hosting four events at schools throughout the Covington district. All events are open to the families and community members of Covington. The celebrations are part of a nationwide rally known as Lights On Afterschool, in which over 7,500 events are hosted to focus on the importance of quality afterschool programming. Covington Partners staff w...
Covington Partners Reaches 15 Years of Programming
Covington, Kentucky – July 16, 2014 – This fall marks the 15th year of Covington based non-profit, Covington Partners,  an organization who partners with Covington Independent School District to reduce barriers to student achievement. To celebrate, Covington Partners will host a birthday party luncheon on Friday, August 15th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Madison Event Center in Covington, KY.   The birthday party is being co-hosted by Brent Cooper of C-Forward, a fellow Covin...
Limited Spots Available to Support Student Achievement in Covington Schools
Covington, Kentucky – June 23, 2014 – Covington Partners will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Monday, July 14 with registration beginning at 10:30am and a shotgun start at 12:30 pm. The event, which has limited spots available, includes an 18-hole four-person scramble and will be held at the prestigious Traditions Golf Club located at 2035 Williams Road in Hebron, Kentucky. Entry into the golf outing also includes golf with cart, a boxed lunch, complimentary beverages, dinner, a silent auctio...
Premier Greater Cincinnati PR Firm Selects 2014 Grant Recipients
Covington, KY – February 25, 2014 – After nearly 200 applications and in person reviews with key non-profit leaders, Cincinnati’s premier marketing and public relations firm The Eisen Agency has selected its 2014 Operation: Outreach recipients. Each non-profit organization will receive comprehensive marketing and marketing communications expertise from the professionals at The Eisen Agency, including such services as brand development, website and online development, media relations, social media...
Learning Centers Provide Education Infusion
In one classroom at Covington’s Ninth District Elementary School, students pored over reading lessons. In another, they worked on projects. They’ll eat dinner here tonight, get help with homework and maybe even take some art classes. This is what Covington Independent Schools calls a Community Learning Center, a place where students can get the out-of-school help they need to succeed when they’re in school. District officials hope – and data show they’ll likely be right – that t...
Category: Education
Fitness Rocks featured by Kentucky School Board Association
Fitness Rocks, a collaborative effort between Covington Partners and Covington Independent Public Schools to improve wellness among students and families in Covington, was recently featured by the Kentucky School Board Association.   From the article, "A fitness program in Covington Independent Schools has been so successful that some of its students are trying to walk to Walt Disney World – or at least the equivalent distance.'There’s a walking club at Sixth District Elementary where they ...
Covington Partners receives $25,000 grant to fund Community Leaning Center
Covington Partners has received a $25,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to fund a Community Learning Center (CLC) at Latonia Elementary School.  Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth.  Since that time, the organization has expanded to include programs and services related to education, wellness, mentoring and family engagement.  P...
Metropolitan Club gives over $50,000 to local charities in our community.   ArtsWave and Covington Partners benefit.
July 23, 2013 - Since 1995, the Metropolitan Award Dinner honoree(s) have the distinct pleasure of choosing a charitable recipient of the monies raised at the annual event.  The funds raised from this year’s Metropolitan Award Dinner will be donated to ArtsWave, a Greater Cincinnati non-profit arts support group, and Covington Partners, a non-profit organization offering mentoring, family strengthening, and physical/mental health programs. The Metropolitan Award is presented annually to a citizen(s) of Grea...
Covington Partners receives $50,000 grant to fund Community Leaning Center
    Covington Partners has received a $50,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) to fund a Community Learning Center (CLC) at Latonia Elementary School.      Covington Partners, formerly Covington Partners in Prevention, was founded in 1999 as a community coalition focused on reducing drug abuse and violence among Covington youth.  Since that time, the organization has expanded to include programs and services related to education, wellness, mentoring a...
Covington Partners is pleased to announce our 4th Annual Golf Outing will take place Monday July 15, 2013 at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, Kentucky.    The outing is being sponsored by The Bank of Kentucky, Queensgate Foodservice, Traditions Golf Club and Lexus Rivercenter.  Brent Cooper, President of C-Forward Inc.  says, "The Covington Partners Golf outing is a terrific event!  It offers great golf at a first class venue, wonderful networking with some of the top business and civic lead...
Covington Partners celebrates over 200 mentors
The Covington Mentoring Program hosted a luncheon on Tuesday, April 30. The event was a major success with more than 200 mentors, students, and staff attending in support of the program and to honor the 10 seniors and their mentors. Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent Lynda Jackson kicked off the event with a warm welcome and some inspiring data points about the academic strides that students have made in the past year in Covington, “We thank each of you for exploring this opportunity with Coving...
Category: Mentoring
Covington Partners and Kids Café feed more than 200 students daily
Students who participate in the after school program in Covington Independent Public Schools are not only eating breakfast and lunch at school - dinner has now been added.   Thanks to the Freestore Foodbank's Kids Café program which collaborates with Covington Partners, dinner is now available at five sites throughout the district. The Kids Café program now feeds more than 200 on a daily basis.
Stacie Strotman nominated for Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky 2013
Congratulations to Covington Partners Director, Stacie Strotman, for being recognized as a nominee for the 2013 Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky Awards presented by Toyota. Congratulations to all of the amazing women who were honored this afternoon for their commitment and leadership in our community!
Brent Cooper, President and Owner of C-Forward, Inc. and member of Covington Partners Board of Directors, was featured for his role in the revitalization of Madison Avenue in Covington. 
Three Year Investment by United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Covington Partners is happy to report that United Way of Greater Cincinnati has invested in Covington Partners for the next three years. This funding will provide a stronger academic focus in our after school programs through an after school instructional coach, sustain our Leadership and Resiliency Program at Holmes Middle and High Schools, and will continue to support family engagement throughout our community. This is fabulous news and we sincerely thank all of you who LIVE UNITED and support Covington Partners!
Covington Partners will host a parent meeting Monday, October 22 from 5:30-7:00PM at the Instructional Support Center, 212 Levassor Place. Dinner and childcare will be provided. At this meeting we will discuss current programming and ask for parent's feedback and suggestions about future programming. If you have further questions or to RSVP, please call Margo Willman at 859.392.3172.
Covington Partners celebrated “Lights on Afterschool”
Covington Partners celebrated “Lights on Afterschool” with a bus tour of beyond school hours programs for community leaders on Thursday, October 18. Leaders from government, business and non-profits toured Glenn O. Swing Elementary, Holmes Middle School and Ninth District Elementary. They saw students being tutored by certified teachers, participating in STEM activities, staying active through Fitness Rocks and much more.
Category: Education
 "Partnering for Academic Success"
Stacie Strotman, Director of Covington Partners, and Tom Haggard, Resource Development Coordinator, presented "Partnering for Academic Success" at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Multi-State Conference in Nashville, TN. The annual conference attracts over 500 after school leaders from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee to share insights and best practices.
Category: Education