Post Date: 04/06/2016
Breaking the cycle of poverty in Cincinnati has been the hot topic in the news over the past several months. CMHA is not just about bricks and mortar; it has been helping reduce poverty in Hamilton County for years. The agency promotes self-sufficiency by partnering with organizations that provide training or information on health and wellness, job skills, education and other potential barriers to self-sufficiency. First Learning is a new CMHA mission driven initiative focused on promoting self-sufficiency through local early childhood development efforts.
CMHA team members Robert Bell and Luis Paris are working with Melissa McCoy, Director of Collaborative Continuous Improvement for StrivePartnership and KnolwedgeWorks, to lay the foundation for First Learning. Paris said, "If we truly wish to break the cycle of poverty, we must support childhood development and education of our high risk children."