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Upcoming Stories

There’s always something happening at CATC, from the rich stories of individual urban teens finding new hope and opportunity, to our twice-annual themed student art shows, or the excitement of seniors creating their futures through Bridging the Gap. Here are some ideas for stories. For appointments or interviews: Gail Silver at or 513.475.0002

Lee Carter to receive Outstanding Directors Award, October 30

Lee Carter, CATC chairman and co-founder, is among four Greater Cincinnati-area leaders who will receive the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Outstanding Directors Award, during a black-time VIP reception and dinner to honor the recipients on October 30. The award “recognizes board directors who have demonstrated the necessary leadership and business savvy it takes to help navigate their business’ success.”  Presenting sponsors are Ernst & Young LLP, PNC Bank and Dinsmore.
The award winners are:
* Margaret Buchanan, UC Health
* Lee Carter, Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center
* John LaMacchia, The Kroger Co.
* Dan Meyer,  Ilesfay Technology Group
In addition, the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati will receive the award for Outstanding Board Excellence.

CATC to host Portique, November 7, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CATC is hosting Portique this year, November 7, 2 – 6 p.m. Portique gives design students an opportunity to sit side-by-side with a professional from a similar background to have their work reviewed, discuss career options and help cultivate the talent of young designers. The initiative exposes multi-cultural students who are interested in design-related careers to design professionals who mirror their cultural and ethnic identity. The reviewers provide direct feedback to the students on current industry standards, best practices and design resources. CATC students will have the opportunity to participate.

Student exhibit premiers at Freedom Center, next exhibit venue to be announced 

CATC students premiered a new, multi-media installation during a sold-out event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom for the celebration of U.N. International Day of the Girl Child. The event was sponsored by Dining for Women and the Freedom Center. International Day of the Girl Child, which celebrates the achievement of girls around the world who have overcome terrible injustices through education, inspired our full semester study theme, “Art as Social Commentary.” The kids are inspired, too, as their work for this exhibit–titled “Setting the Table,” and modeled after the famous “The Dinner Table” by artist Judy Chicago, is some of the most powerful we have seen.

Students return to CATC — and more opportunities than ever

CATC is welcoming students for fall semester and the start of the 2014 – 2015 school year. We always start a couple of weeks after the schools, which gives our students time to settle into their regular high school classes and for us to visit the schools to tell students about the opportunities awaiting them at CATC. And when it comes to opportunities, the new school year brings more than ever:

Beyond our arts-based program that last year helped achieve a 97% graduation rate–our best yet–and year over year an average 93% graduation rate.
Beyond our workforce development program that every year prepares dozens of CATC graduates  for careers in fields where area employers desperately need skilled workers, like health care and manufacturing.

Beyond all that, watch for:

  • CATC students’ participation in UN International Day of the Girl Child at the Freedom Center, October 11. Buy tickets here– Limited seating!
  • We have talented new people joining CATC to help make our arts and workforce development programs more successful than ever.
  • We’ll be announcing new experiences and opportunities for CATC students through affiliations with some of our area’s best-known arts organizations.
  • And we’re introducing an outdoor-experiences program that integrates CATC arts programs and study themes with monthly outdoor events sponsored by the YMCA Outdoor Adventure Clubs.

Ongoing story opportunities:
CATC results, how and why the arts can level the playing field for urban teens
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Stories about aspiring Bridging the Gap students and successful graduates.
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Student twice-yearly art shows

Spring college tours

Museum and gallery tours