Greater Cincinnati is the home of over 2 million residents in the United States. Known for its fast-growing economy, startup business scene, and generous community, Cincinnati is one of the world’s top 5 most competitive cities according to Site Selection.
However, Greater Cincinnati is facing a crisis. A poverty crisis. Nearly half of all children in Greater Cincinnati live below the federal poverty level, making the community within the top ten cities in child poverty across America. Poverty can impede children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati unites communities to change lives.
They bring people, organizations and resources together to do the collective work necessary to solve our region’s greatest challenges.
A priority right now is to help families in poverty. Too many people in our region cannot get by. Families are especially struggling — nearly 100,000 across our region cannot make ends meet. Together, we will help at least 10,000 families move on a path out of poverty, with the bold long-term vision of eliminating poverty across the region.
By uniting our partners and supporters around this work and focusing on new, innovative solutions, we will make a difference.
Adopt A Class’ is in the Fight Against Poverty with United Way
Adopt A Class aims to support United Way’s goal of eliminating poverty in our community by partnering with schools with high concentrations of poverty. In addition, Greater Cincinnati is known to be one of the most segregated cities in America. Adopt A Class offers the opportunity for people, young and old, from different backgrounds to build relationships in a safe and fun environment.
Today, With the help of over 150 adopting organizations (like P&G, Cintas, Frisch’s and more,) we are mentoring over 6000 students in Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade across Greater Cincinnati.