Cincinnati Scholar House opens in Walnut Hills!
Cincinnati Union Bethel (CUB) is proud to announce the opening of a new program that will deepen their mission of empowering women to break the cycles of poverty, addiction, and human trafficking. Cincinnati Scholar House, many years in development, opened on June 1, 2020. This innovative program is designed to tackle poverty two generations at once by providing single-parent college students with wraparound supportive services to help ensure their successful graduation from an accredited post-secondary program. At the same time, their young children will receive quality care and preschool education in an on-site five-star rated child development center. Cincinnati Scholar House was accepted as an affiliate of Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, a leader in this field for over 12 years, and will be bringing elements of their program model to our services in Cincinnati.
In addition to Cincinnati Scholar House’s comprehensive supportive services and on-site Child Development Center, the third key component of the program’s success is the affordable apartment building where Cincinnati Scholar House program participants reside. The state of the art 44-unit building will seek Platinum LEED certification, designed to provide clean indoor air and ample natural light and used safe building materials sourced as close as possible to the building site to ensure efficiency and good health. Platinum LEED certification shows a reduction in energy and water consumption and ensures a net-positive impact on our community overall.
And equipped with such amenities as a computer lending program, community space for classes and meetings, and laundry facilities in every unit. Located at 929 East McMillan Street, the building will be called Alice May Easton Place, named after the first female African-American student to graduate from the University of Cincinnati. Alice May Easton Place was developed by the Model Group, designed by Emily Lubbers of MSP Architects, built by Model Construction, and is managed by Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH). Christ Church Cathedral is a significant partner of the Cincinnati Scholar House program, providing meaningful guidance and financial support. Cincinnati Union Bethel is grateful to the many community funders who have shared their enthusiasm for our efforts through their generous contributions.
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Cincinnati Union Bethel
President & CEO