VISION

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

MISSION

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.

VALUES

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.  


OUR STORY

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.


RESOURCES

CP Annual Report/Year in Review 22/23

CP Goes Platinum Gala Program/Annual Report (2019)

990 Tax Return (7.1.2020-6.30.2021)

Online Privacy Policy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

2020-2025 CP Strategic Plan


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 Fidelity Investments

Niki Lunsford, Chair Citi

Rosanne Nields St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Sara Sgantas Northern Kentucky Water District

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 Taft Museum of Art

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


STAFF

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

Jarrett Spisak Prichard Community Coordinator, Holmes Campus

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