EDUCATION + YOUTH SUPPORT

  • Project Connect (Cincinnati Public Schools):
    5425 Winton Ridge Lane Cincinnati, OH 45232
    Phone Numbers: (513) 363-3200 and (513) 363-3252 (for Spanish)
    Program for homeless students (incl. living in hotel, shelter, or with friends/family). Provide uniform vouchers and school supplies. Help with school registration and transportation.
  • School Choice Ohio:
    88 East Broad Street, Suite 640 Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Phone Number: (614)-223-1555 ext 212 Cynthia Valencia
    cvalencia@scohio.org
    Information about five state-funded scholarship programs that allow eligible families to send their children to the participating chartered private school (or public school, in some cases) of their choice. All scholarship programs are administered by the Ohio Department of Education.
  • Promoting Our Preschoolers at Santa Maria Community Services:
    Phone Number: (513) 557-2700 ext. 202 Conrad@santamaria-cincy.org
    Home-based services to families and their preschool age children focusing on early child development.
  • LEAP Academy Spanish Language Magnet School
    2001 Baltimore Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45225
    Phone Number:
    (513) 363-0123
    The LEAP Academy – Language Enrichment and Academic Proficiency – is Cincinnati Public Schools’ new Spanish-language magnet school opening in August 2017 and serving Cincinnati’s West Side students in preschool to third grade.
    Go to Roberts Academy’s main office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. – 1702 Grand Avenue (45214) –  no appointment needed.
    Call CPS’ Education Center between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. for an appointment to come in and enroll.
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati:
    100 East Eight St. Cincinnati, Oh 45220
    Phone Number: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2718  Mayra Wilson- Hispanic Relations Coordinator
    An education based on values, faith and high academic levels. We have information about schools. We also provide individual help with school applications and scholarships.
  • 4C for Children:
    2100 Sherman Ave. #300 Cincinnati, OH 45212
    Phone Number: (513) 758-1204
    Monica Arenas-Losacker, (513) 758-1330. marenas@4cforchildren.org
    Free presentations and workshops on parenting to raise awareness of the importance of early child education and quality child care . Promote resiliency among parents by hosting bilingual parent cafes. Information about choosing quality child care available in Spanish.  Parent Counselor: with an interpreter.
  • Child Focus
    Berta Velilla, director Early Childhood Division:
    555 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45244
    Phone Number: (513) 528-7224 (Answer in English, will get Spanish speaker on the line if needed.)
    bvelilla@child-focus.org
    Provides mental health and early childhood services, as well as foster care, individual and group counseling, school-based mental health services and suicide prevention
  • Transformations CDC
    Phone Number: (859) 240-6140 Nancy Sullivan badgmur@gmail.com
    Provides educational opportunities and advocacy for Spanish-speaking immigrants and helps connect them with important resources for daily life in a new country.
    3636 Warsaw Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205
    Learning Club: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, Women’s Group, every other Saturday from 1-3pm, Individualized ESL, Handmade Tamales available by order, Neighborhood safety project.
  • Sheakley Boys and Girls Club
    4100 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205
    Phone Number: 
    (513) 818-9084
    After school program for children that provides a safe space to go, as well as mentoring and support.

ADULT EDUCATION

  • Literacy Network Hotline: (513) 621-7323
    Call for help finding ESL/ literacy courses to suit a student’s needs. Do not necessarily speak Spanish, so it’s best to have an English-speaker call.
  • Su Casa Hispanic Center:
    7162 Reading Rd. Suite 600 Cincinnati, OH 45237
    Phone Number: (513) 761-1588
    ESL classes, GED classes, computer classes, literacy classes, tutoring for school-age children. Call for information.
  • The Healing Center:
    11345 Century Circle W. Springdale, OH 45246
    Phone Number: (513) 346-4080 healingcentercincinnati.org
    ESL and GED classes, computer classes, US citizenship class.
  • Lower Price Hill Community School:
    2104 St. Michael St. Cincinnati, OH 45204
    Phone Number: (513) 557-2831
    Mon-Thurs basic and advanced ESL.
  • Elder High School Schaeper Center:
    4005 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH. 45205
    Phone Number: (513) 251-6536 Dora Gonzales (Spanish)
    Evening ESL classes. Classes include basic computer skills.
  • International Welcome Center (Roberts Paideia Academy):
    1702 Grand Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45214
    Phone Number: (513) 363-4693
    ESL classes. Accept speakers of all levels; free childcare. Transportation available for Price Hill residents.
  • YWCA:
    898 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Phone Number: (513) 241-7090
    ESL classes (morning and evening). Students often transition into GED program.
  • Queen City Vocational Center:
    425 Ezzard Charles Cincinnati, OH 45203
    Phone Number: (513) 363-6100
    No Spanish speaker at reception.
    ESL and GED classes. To register, have someone call to schedule a placement evaluation. Childcare offered for daytime classes for children 2-5yrs. For GED classes, Spanish speaking students must go through ESL class first, or be able to take GED classes in English.
  • Norwood Library:
    4325 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
    Phone Number: (513) 369-6037
  • ESOL: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
    1950 Nagel Road Cincinnati, OH 45255
    For more information or to register:
    Phone Number: (513) 474-4938 sgoldberg@zoomtown.com
    Every Thursday, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (Holidays and other exceptions may occur.)
    Adults practice English, while children through grade 12 receive homework help. Childcare
    is available. LCR offers this class in partnership with Heartfelt Tidbits, a nonprofit organization supporting refugees and immigrants in Cincinnati.
    If you need transportation, email sgoldberg@zoomtown.com and note your name, address, the
    number of adult riders in your group, as well as the number of children who need car seats.