Celebrate creative learning opportunities for local youth at fourth annual WordPlay fundraiser

OVER-THE-RHINE—With a new building located in the heart of the community of Northside and a new slate of expanded opportunities to connect with thousands of youth from around the region, WordPlay Cincy has plenty to celebrate at its fourth annual “Legendary Dinner” at Nicola’s restaurant in Over-the-Rhine, Sept. 12, 2019. The dinner, hosted by WordPlay Board Member and Nicola’s philanthropic owner Nicola Pietoso, serves as the official public launch for the first-ever capital campaign for the seven-year-old nonprofit that builds literacy through the arts. WordPlay’s new home will boast four beautifully decorated levels with a gated parking lot, multiple performing areas, a kitchen, its pop

WordPlay announces new Northside space, free 12-week programs for fall 2019

CINCINNATI, OHIO—WordPlay is proud to unveil its slate of FREE creative programs for fall 2019 as well as its cozy new space for Northside workshops as the 2019-2020 academic year begins. WordPlay will host its fall 2019 programs in a custom-designed space on the second floor of Annette’s Place at 4234 Hamilton Ave., just next door to nonprofit colleagues at CAIN and a few blocks away from its original home at the corner of Hamilton and Blue Rock. The new space adds to the campus of resources for youth, teens, families and communities along Hamilton Avenue between Chase and Pullan. WordPlay joins Happen Inc., the Northside branch of the public library and CAIN as neighbors to support collabo

WordPlay Grows Leaders: Exciting Transition Opens New Opportunities In Northside And Lower Price Hil

It is with great excitement that WordPlay Cincy announces the advancement of one of its longest-serving and most dedicated leaders, Reba Hennessey. After playing an integral part of building WordPlay into a successful, sustainable organization, Hennessey is taking a bold new step of her own: she is founding a new and innovative non-profit operation--one located right here in Cincinnati. “At WordPlay, we are so proud to nurture growth and leadership development not only in the young people who engage in our programs, but also in all members of our WordPlay family, including and especially staff,” said Libby Hunter, Co-Founder and Executive Director. “At WordPlay, we grow leaders. We are so

Community leader, communications expert Regina Carswell Russo joins WordPlay’s Board

WordPlay Cincy is proud to welcome community leader and communications expert Regina Carswell Russo to its Board of Trustees. Russo joins the organization at a critical time in the Northside-based nonprofit’s growth, as WordPlay works to expand the reach of its creative programs through its recently completed strategic planning. “WordPlay is gaining an extraordinary new Trustee in Regina,” Executive Director Libby Hunter said. “She brings a wealth of skill, creativity and innovation to the organization. Regina has been involved with WordPlay as a trusted advisor and wise sounding board over the past few years. We are incredibly fortunate to have her dedication to our mission continue to grow

WordPlay students to serve as delegates to the International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico

CINCINNATI - WordPlay Cincy is proud to announce that its longest-term student, Lilly Gieseke, 18, leaves Wednesday, Aug. 7, to attend the second annual International Congress of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico. Lilly, along with two other WordPlay students and two WordPlay chaperones, will join other young writers and activists as well as more established writers, activists and elected officials from around the world to discuss global economic development, human rights and social activism, with a special focus on politics in Puerto Rico. “I am excited to meet people as passionate about the change happening and improving the world as I am,” said Gieseke, who lives in Hyde Park. A participant of

WordPlay's mission is to create spaces for young people to fulfill their potential by discovering, honoring and sharing their voices


4234 Hamilton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45223

p: 513-996-0010

WordPlay Cincy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Funding for WordPlay provided in part by:

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