We are very proud to be a Community Learning Center that provides services to engage, educate and support our students, their families and our community. We have partners on site that provide health and wellness services, after school enrichment programming, mental health services and parent education classes. We also have countless other partners, including community volunteers, that focus on the whole student throughout their journey with us.

To learn more about how your company or organization can become a Community Learning Center partner or volunteer, please contact Jill Smith at (513) 363-7819.

Our Partners

Community Learning Center Institute

The Community Learning Center Institute leads the ongoing engagement of the Greater Cincinnati community in the development of all schools as community learning centers, each with a set of financially self-sustaining, co-located community partnerships responsive to the vision and needs of each school and its neighborhood. The Community Learning Center Institute is a national leader in leveraging public school facilities to become hubs of educational, recreational, cultural, health and civic partnerships, which optimize the conditions for learning and catalyze the revitalization of the community.  The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, on-site Resource Coordinator, Jill Smith, plays an integral role in the success of the AWL Community Learning Center.  To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Jill Smith at (513) 363-7819 or via email.

Adopt A Class

Adopt A Class connects businesses and civic groups, as mentors, with students in schools with high percentages of poverty. Each month, adopters visit our school to conduct monthly mentoring with educational activities, field trips, and pen palling that focus particularly on college & career, STEM, and life skills. Adopt A Class serves students Pre-K through 8th grade, exposing students to a breadth of experiences and careers, while sparking a culture of teamwork among the mentors. 

Facilitates personal connections between members of the business community and school children. If you are interested in becoming an Adopter, please contact Adopt A Class Executive Director, Julie Schifman.

Here are the organizations currently involved with AWL through Adopt A Class:

Beech Acres

Parenting is a universal language. Beech Acres partners with AWL to provide parents with the support they need to help their children succeed in school. Beech Acres' Family Peer Support Providers are parents like you, who are familiar with community resources and have experience advocating for their children. They can work with you to set goals for your family, then connect you with the information or tools you need to achieve them.

Beech Acres also supports AWL students with behavioral and emotional health needs. Students can work with a Beech Acres behavioral health provider to build coping skills and confidence, manage difficult emotions, and improve relationships.

The Cincinnati Health Department

The school-based Health Center at AWL coordinates health services, working hard to keep students healthy and ready to learn. Find Health Center forms here.

School-Based Health Centers provide a comprehensive range of clinical services, including:

  • Routine physical exams
  • Sick Visits
  • Routine vision exams, and referral to eye clinic if needed
  • Dental Referrals
  • Diagnosis and management of asthma and other chronic illnesses
  • Immunizations
  • Prescription medications
  • Health education and wellness promotion
  • Fitness and nutrition counseling

CLCI leads the ongoing engagement of the Greater Cincinnati community in the development of all schools as community learning centers.  

Additional Partners