Education

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 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. ...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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 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.
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 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.
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 "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.
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