BHGH 2012-2013 LogoCincinnati Catholic Women is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with Boys Hope/Girls Hope to be the FIRST House Sponsor for the Girls Home located in East Walnut Hills.
As Cincinnati Catholic Women make preparations to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017, we continue to celebrate our connections with our faith, family, and friends through our ministry with those who need our help. Our newest partnership will help us engage our members with the eight young ladies who live in the Girls Hope House and will assist us in supporting both organizations’ missions.
Founded in 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope is a national, privately funded, non-profit organization that helps academically capable and motivated children realize their full potential in life. The program’s unique approach– an educational guardianship– provides at-risk children with four critical ingredients for success: a stable home, a high quality education, positive and supportive parental role models and greater opportunities.

According to the CCW President, Lynne Kramer, the reason for this partnership was because “We have always focused our philanthropic endeavors on those organizations who support the personal growth of women and children. The opportunity to not only be a financial supporter of the great works of the Boys Hope Girls Hope organization, but to provide our members the ability to work directly with the young women, is exciting.”The group chose to “Adopt-a-House” because their mission aligns with the goal of the program: to facilitate personal, sustainable partnerships between the young BHGH women Scholars and members of the community. “These women will bring so much to our girls by being positive role models guiding them in developing their knowledge of the community, reinforcing the value of education, introducing them to business practices, and, through teamwork, providing necessary tools to help them develop personally. This is truly a win-win for everyone involved,” said Debbie Bowman, President, BHGH.

Throughout the next year, CCW will host events for the female Scholars living in the BHGH girls’ house in an effort to foster relationships, provide mentoring and give the young women positive role models from the community. By giving the Scholars strong female role models, they have an opportunity to thrive and succeed. This partnership allows women from different generations to come together and learn from one another. Activities already planned between these two organizations include a night of cooking, teaching the girls how to knit, a game night and a few social nights out.

CCW has typically focused its philanthropy on providing scholarships for women who want to continue their education, but needed additional financial resources. This partnership with BHGH allows us to continue our focus on education and develop longer lasting relationships with those who benefit from our support,” Ms. Kramer commented.