GRAD Cincinnati Hosts 15th Anniversary Gala

Annual gala and Founders Award Banquet honors Mary Ronan, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools
By: GRAD Cincinnati
CINCINNATI - April 6, 2016 - PRLog -- GRAD Cincinnati will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Gala and Founders Award Banquet on April 14, from 6-8:30 PM at the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Conference Center.

GRAD Cincinnati's 15th Anniversary Gala and Founders Award Banquet is honoring Mary Ronan, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. Mary has supported GRAD since its founding in 2001. Together, they've helped thousands of students realize their dream of high school graduation and a college education.

"GRAD Cincinnati has been an invaluable resource with a relentless team organized to cultivate my success," says Alexander Shelton, GRAD Cincinnati Scholar.

GRAD Cincinnati provides a premier college readiness, access, and support program. This event is not only an opportunity to honor Ronan, but it is also a chance to raise funds for the GRAD Cincinnati student scholarships and daily programs that support our students as they pursue their post-secondary dreams.

"The academic achievement gap between affluent students and their less fortunate peers is as wide as it was 15 years ago. GRAD Cincinnati is working to close that gap one student at a time," says Patricia Stewart-Adams, Executive Director GRAD Cincinnati. "Given adequate support, students will learn, succeed, graduate high school and college taking their place as achievers in society."

Single Tickets are $125 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

About GRAD Cincinnati: GRAD Cincinnati began in 2001 with the goal to increase the academic rigor of urban elementary and high school students in Cincinnati Public Schools. The GRAD model promotes a college-going culture to economically disadvantaged youth by improving schools' curricula, supporting professional development, teaching classroom management skills and providing college access and social supports resulting in rigorous academic standards and parent involvement throughout a community of schools.

GRAD Cincinnati works with Cincinnati Public Schools students ages 5 to 18 in four elementary schools (Ethel M. Taylor Academy, Hays-Porter School, Rees E. Price Academy, and Roll Hill Academy) and three high schools (Western Hills University High School, Robert A. Taft IT High School, and Oyler School). To learn more, visit

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