Welcome to FamiliesFORWARD!
Through our many programs and partnerships within the community, we are devoted to helping children reach their full potential.
Please take time to explore our site to learn more about the organization, which has existed since 1875. And come back often as we update you on our latest activities.
If you have any questions or would like to become involved, don’t hesitate to contact us.
—Deborah Mariner Allsop,
I love the After-School Program. I get help with my homework, and it helps me make good grades. The FamiliesFORWARD After-School Program is a good and safe place to be after school. — Bond Hill Academy of Math and Science Discovery fourth-grader
Thank you for everything that you have done for my family and me. You have no idea how grateful I am. — A Carson School parent
Mrs. Jenkins and Mrs. Tonya (FamiliesFORWARD staff members) have helped every student they can. They let kids show their talent. They helped me learn new things. That's why I got accepted to Walnut Hills High School. Thank you. — Carson School sixth-grader
Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. Started almost a decade ago, the day is set aside for people to give financially and of themselves after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday buying days. We ask that you think of FamiliesFORWARD for some of your generosity. Click the Donate link at the top right. Thank you!
Our agency relies on volunteers to help fulfill its mission of assisting students and families at our four school sites. In addition to providing tutoring and helping with other activities, volunteers can join our staff members in completing specific projects at the schools. Visit our volunteer page for more details.
Have you ever considered tutoring? You'd be amazed by how little time it takes for an individual to make a difference in a child's life. Helping students learn to read or do math will provide them skills that last a lifetime! Click here to find out more.
Our academic and enrichment programs increase grade-level promotion, graduation rates, college enrollment and community involvement. Because students are more engaged, schools experience fewer bad-behavior incidents, less absenteeism and lower dropout rates.
FamiliesFORWARD and the Cincinnati Nature Center began working together in 2013 to provide students with an encounter with nature — and the partnership has bloomed into much more. Click for details
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature Center staff members went to our elementary schools to conduct outdoor learning experiences, including teaching about the cicada Brood X invasion. See a video here
5 Withrow seniors receive Kappa Alpha scholarships
Wish List raises money for family after girl's death
Students, seniors share moments of 'You've Got a Friend in Me'
Allsop named to Enquirer Women of the Year
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When you buy at Amazon.com, you can designate a portion of your purchase price to support the boys and girls in FamiliesFORWARD's programming (through a link supporting The Children's Protective Service of the Ohio Humane Society dba FamiliesFORWARD). And it costs you nothing extra! Start by clicking here