Both Cincinnati and Norwood have been named to "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance.  The Alliance's national partnership is dedicated to youth and children, from birth through age 21.University of Cincinnati

The communities lauded across the nation are recognized because of programs that keep children in school and prepare them for college and careers.  The top 100 were selected from applications submitted by over 350 communities.

They recognized Cincinnati because of its drive to share best practices with other communities.  Strive Partnership, the coalition of more than 300 Cincinnati organizations, tries to improve the outcomes for all students.  Also, the Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates, a drop out prevention program, added to the strength of the application.

Norwood's initiatives supporting youth development were also recognized.  They have partnerships with the Recreation Commission and the Health Department.  These entities established the Norwood Community Coalition improving high school graduation rates.

Certainly, these cities demonstrate the advantages of working cooperatively to improve outcomes for Cincinnati area children!