Empowering Cincinnati’s Underprivileged Youth

Woodward Trust currently operates a range of primary programs, each designed to make a lasting impact on the lives of the students we serve.

Our Essential Need Components

The Trust's focus is currently divided into three needs:

Immediate Educational Need

This includes providing essential items like school supplies, covering testing fees, and ensuring access to proper footwear.

Educational Benefit

We aim to offer educational benefits by means of scholarships, immersive experiences, and exciting field trips.

Systemic Change

We relentlessly pursue systemic change initiatives to eliminate the root causes behind the first two needs.

Our Active Programs

CPS Student Assistance Program

Woodward Trust is dedicated to supporting underprivileged students within the Cincinnati Public School (CPS) system from kindergarten through grade 12. Our funding is channeled towards critical needs such as school supplies, clothing, calculators, and other essential items for students facing financial challenges. Additionally, we facilitate enriching educational experiences through field trips and cover fees associated with college applications and testing. These funds are carefully managed and distributed by key CPS personnel, ensuring they are utilized in accordance with established guidelines to make a meaningful impact on the education of our students.

Assistance League Support

We are proud to offer financial support to the Operation School Bell Program of the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati. This vital initiative plays a crucial role in equipping thousands of underprivileged students in Cincinnati with uniform clothing, shoes, jackets, and essential hygiene supplies. We are excited to contribute to this meaningful effort, ensuring that these students have the resources they need to thrive in their educational journey.

Project Connect

We are a proud supporter of Project Connect, a program coordinated by Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) to provide year-round, direct, and collaborative support and programming for CPS students facing homelessness. Through our financial backing, we are committed to ensuring that these students receive the vital resources and assistance needed to navigate their educational journey successfully.

Academic Enhancement Programs

Woodward Trust extends its financial support to programs aimed at delivering hands-on tutoring, classroom assistance, and other direct academic enhancements for "at-risk" and other underserved students in Cincinnati. Among the programs we support are the University of Cincinnati's Gen-1 Theme House and the Making Sense of Language Arts initiative. By investing in these initiatives, we are dedicated to fostering academic growth and empowerment among students in need, ensuring they have the tools and resources to succeed in their educational endeavors.

Extra-Curricular Enhancement Programs

Woodward Trust is committed to supporting programs that offer hands-on extracurricular activities specifically designed to enrich the development of "at-risk" and other disadvantaged students in Cincinnati. Some of the programs we proudly fund include Elementz, WordPlay Cincy, iSPACE, and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Project 38. Through our financial backing, we aim to provide these students with engaging and constructive experiences beyond the classroom, empowering them to explore their potential and develop valuable life skills.

Our Next Program

Share your vision for empowering Cincinnati students

Woodward Trust extends an invitation to all individuals who may have innovative ideas for new or improved programs geared towards empowering students in their educational journey to reach out to us and engage in discussions about these alternative proposals. It's important to note that Woodward Trust operates with finite resources, but our dedicated Board of Trustees is committed to exploring and implementing initiatives that maximize the positive impact of our programs and funds. Your input and ideas are invaluable in shaping the future of educational empowerment.