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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

End of the school year, programs continue into summer

Tours of area colleges, art galleries and potential employment opportunities filled the last couple weeks of CATC classes. After intense training in the skills needed to succeed in life and work–including how to interview for jobs–our Bridging the Gap workforce development students are entering training programs to prepare them for the state test to become nursing assistants (STNA training).

CATC students have once again participated in DAAP Alliance, a year-long initiative designed to increase diversity in design-based careers, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, and Procter & Gamble.  The program included a series of design challenges and all of the CATC participants opportunity have been rewarded scholarships to attend a summer on-campus college-level design program that attracts students from all over the world.

Ongoing story opportunities:

Training for meaningful careers with Bridging the Gap: Every summer, recently graduated seniors train in various career paths, including as nursing assistants (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is primary partner), through the CATC Bridging the Gap workforce development program. BTG is an extension of the arts-based programming that helps the students achieve graduation, with supports to enable them to succeed after graduation.
For stories about aspiring Bridging the Gap students and successful graduates: For assistance

CATC results, how and why the arts can level the playing field for urban teens
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Student twice-yearly art shows

Spring college tours

Museum and gallery tours