Sunday, October 10, 2004

Dream Makers awards:

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) held its first gala fund-raiser and awards ceremony at Music Hall Ballroom. Julie Hill and Hilary Turner Linnenberg chaired the evening, entitled "Dream Makers: Lighting the Path." Award recipients included Whittier Elementary School, principal Alesia Smith; Dater High School, principal Beverly Eby; Erica Caprice Davis of the collaborative's College Access Educational Talent Search and Mentoring Programs; Najoh Tita-Reid, global brand manager for Pampers and a CYC mentor; Linda Linnenberg, retired teacher and manager of Western Hills High School's "College Corner"; James Brock, U.S. Postal Services customer services manager and CYC mentor; and Graydon, Head & Ritchey LLP's team of tutors and volunteer coaches.

Also: General Electric CYC Partners in Education at Aiken High School; Cinergy, which employs students through its summer partnership with CYC's Youth Employment and Development Initiative (YEDI), and Cinergy consultant John Haysbert; Federated Department Stores; and Tammy Carter, Federated's regional director of human resources, who has consistently supported the YEDI program.

Nearly 400 guests attended the gala, raising more than $100,000. Presenting sponsors were American Financial Group Inc., KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Procter & Gamble.

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