Mar 4, 2013

After School League

What is the After School League?

The After School League is a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment. We foster interactive academic experiences that help students to develop leadership, social and emotional, and 21st century skills to prepare them to be successful in their educational and professional careers.

The After School League provides services to over 300 students at South Avondale, Rockdale Academy and Woodward Career Technical High School. We provide:

  • Over 2,500 Hours Individual and Group Tutoring in Math and Reading
  • Homework Assistance
  • College Access
  • Ohio Graduation Testing
  • ACT/SAT Preparation
  • Daily Hot Meals

We leverage our partnerships with 32 corporations and organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region to provide cultural enrichment and extra-curricular activities that broaden the academic experience and create a wellrounded student.

The mission of the Urban League is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and
economic self-sufficiency. Children who are academically prepared, and who have developed the skills to succeed in life are the first building block for a healthy and vibrant community. An integral part of student success is having parents and caregivers engaged in and committed to their child’s education. The After School League provides opportunities to better involve parents with a focus on both traditional and unique ways to bring them to the table to help their children to learn, grow and succeed.

Dealing with Relevant Issues—PeaceBuilders Started in 2011, the After School League integrated a
social-emotion curriculum called PeaceBuilders. This collaboration with the Community Police Partnering Center incorporates a science based, research validated, violence prevention curriculum designed to create a common language for peace. The model sets behavior expectations and transforms the climate and culture into one that is cooperative, productive and academically successful.

For More Information on the After School League Contact:
Ms. Deborah Brock Blanks
3458 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 281-9955

Feb 20, 2013

Book Donation Benefits Children in Avondale

The orignal article on the book donation appeared in the February 9, 2013 online edition of The Cincinnati Herald.
The African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP), a twenty year old program of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati made a special presentation of books to Avondale youth participating in the Rockdale and South Avondale after school programs. The after school programs are a part of the Urban League’s Youth Program and is funded by a 21st Century grant. This special presentation and dedication was Feb. 13, at the US Bank Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati located at 3504 Washington Ave.
As part of its commitment to the community and to the children of Avondale, the African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP), Class XIX raised $3,000 (three thousand dollars) to purchase more than 200 books for use in the After School League program. The books will be used to encourage students to develop a love of learning by reading “just for the fun of it.”  To encourage young children to pursue their education, each book bears an Urban League sticker that includes the Malcolm X quote “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
“This was a special project for us in Class XIX,” stated Jeanette Shoecraft who is a member of the class and the Chief Financial Officer for the Urban League. She continued, “If you remember our history, there was a time when reading was forbidden for Blacks. We can think of no better time and no better way to encourage young students to read than to make books accessible to them and to do so during Black History Month. These books become a tribute to our ancestors and a guiding light for our youth.”
The AALDP class made personal monetary contributions and secured additional funds from individuals within the community, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Key Career Konsulting Group, the Kroger Company and Xavier University.
Founded in 1949 to build opportunities and level the playing field for African Americans and others, the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati is a private, 501(c)(3) corporation and a local affiliate of the National Urban League. The Urban League is a United Way supported agency and benefits from board representation from business, labor, education, service professions and media. The League’s mission is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.  The League visualizes vibrant communities with thriving individuals, families and businesses
The African American Leadership Development Program is the oldest continuously running program within the Urban League. Its purpose is to develop a pool of African American men and women in managerial positions with various backgrounds, interest in and leadership capacity for effectively addressing ongoing and emerging community issues.

Apr 8, 2010

Urban League Spelling Bee Thursday, April 22, 2010

Urban League Spelling Bee
Thursday, April 22, 2010, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH  45237

Ethel Taylor Academy
Oyler School
Pleasant Hill Academy
Rees E. Price Academy
Rockdale Academy
Rothenberg Prep Academy
Sayler Park School
South Avondale School
Winton Hills Academy

Parents of 1st place winners will receive a $50 gift card
Parents must be in attendance to win.

Mar 1, 2010

Please view the photo album below of South Avondale's first Parent and Community Involvement Day that was held Thursday, February 25th. 

View photos here

During the day, parents were able to spend the day with their students, which included visiting classrooms, attending a Black History Month Program, getting information from the resource fair, and eating lunch with their children.  Parents who attended the resource fair walked away with valuable information from community organizations such as the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Parents for Public Schools, Children's Home and the Ohio PIRC (Parent Information and Research Center), to name a few.  The United States Census was also in attendance and held testing on site, where 19 parents and community members applied for jobs and took the test for employment.  The day ended with an encore presentation of the program at 6pm and afterwards, families enjoyed a soul food feast prepared by Sandra Bogle, a South Avondale 7th & 8th grade reading teacher.

M. Nichole Aldridge, M.Ed.
Resource Coordinator
South Avondale School

View the slideshow

Feb 22, 2010

South Avondale School Parent and Community Day Feb. 25, 2010

Members of the community are invited to attend South Avondale School’s Parent and Community Day, Thursday, February 25, 2010 7:45a.m. – 2:15p.m. Location: South Avondale School, 636 Prospect Place, Cincinnati OH 45229. A Black History Month Program will be presented at 9:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.

Jan 31, 2010

New Website Under Construction

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati's new website is now under construction.