Be the Change

Be the Change is a collaborative volunteer tutor recruitment initiative led by Cincinnati Public Schools, the Strive Partnership, and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Along with more than 30 corporate partners and several hundred community volunteers, we’re building upon our community’s commitment to education and young people, so every child has access to all the supports they need to succeed.

During the 2015-16 school year, , we’ve set out to mobilize our city and place 1,000 volunteer tutors in Cincinnati Public elementary schools. Most tutors spend 30-60 minutes working one-on-one with a student, and work with the same student for the course of the school year. In most instances, tutors volunteer from 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., with some after school options available from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Below are some schools currently looking for tutors:

Bond Hill Academy 1510 California Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237 10 Tutors needed during and after the school day
Frederick (Douglass) Elementary 2627 Park Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206 10 Tutors needed during the school day
John P. Parker 5051 Anderson Place, Cincinnati, OH 45227 75 Tutors in grades K-2nd during the school day
Mt. Airy School 5730 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239 10 Tutors needed during and after the school day
Rockdale Academy 335 Rockdale Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229 10 Tutors needed during the school day
School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) 108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 25 Tutors needed in grades K-6
Silverton Paideia Academy 7451 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 65 Tutors needed 
Taft Elementary 270 Southern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219 50 Tutors needed during and after the school day
Western Hills University (High School) 2144 Ferguson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 15 Tutors needed during and after the school day
Winton Hills Academy 5300 Winneste Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232 20 Tutors needed. 10 needed during the school day and 10 needed after school (T, W, Th 2:15 - 4:30)


You can join this critical effort to keep our children engaged, succeeding in school, and set on a path for life-long learning. It only takes an hour a week.

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