October 17, 2013
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CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Museum Center has received a $50,000 grant from Chase to support its Youth Programs, which serves 110-125 youth ages 13-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Kevin Ward, Chase West Ohio president and Cincinnati Museum Center trustee, presented the grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation during an all Youth Programs meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has graciously supported the Youth Programs since 2010.
"We're fortunate to support the work of the Youth Programs at Cincinnati Museum Center," said Ward. "The foundation and skills learned through the Youth Programs will impact the future leaders of our city, and Chase continues to be a proud partner."
Cincinnati Museum Center's Youth Programs are a tuition-free diversity development initiative designed to enhance the creativity, confidence and success of its members. Through participation in workshops, field trips, college visits, volunteerism and other learning opportunities, participants in Youth Programs are well-prepared for success in high school, college and beyond. As the students participate in the program, they learn valuable life and work skills throughout their interactions and work within the museum and its team of leading professionals in science, history and child development. The ultimate goal of the program is high school graduation with a plan for the future. Since 1998, ninety-nine percent of all Youth Program graduates continue on to a 4-year college.
The American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Commission recognized Museum Center's Youth Programs "as a national model for urban museums working with at-risk students."
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes one million plus visitors annually. For more information, visit cincymuseum.org.
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