|Über uns||CATS, a 501c3, helps 400 students/yr re-engage in learning and earn fine arts or elective credits needed to graduate. An average of 93% of CATS students graduate, year after year. Patterned after Bill Strickland's Manchester Bidwell Center, Pittsburgh.|
Our vision: Transform at-risk tens into self-sufficient adults, through learning that lasts a lifetime.
Our mission is threefold:
- Unlock self-worth and potential of at-risk teens through the trans-formative power of art, a first-class environment and a character-building culture
- Equip at-risk tens with skills, credentials and pathways to employment
- Nurture at-risk teens through high school and into sustainable success
The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Studios (CATS) works with Cincinnati Public Schools high school students, many of them with the least likelihood of graduating, and we help them graduate at a rate of more than 90%, year after year. We do so using arts-experiences, workforce training, and other proven methods to lift students out of the cycle of poverty and onto paths of sustainable success.
CATS is patterned after the Manchester Bidwell Center in Pittsburgh.
|Auszeichnungen||Cincinnati Arts & Technology Studios is recipient of numerous grants, including the prestigious Social Innovation Fund grant. The awarding of such grants is reflective of our results in applying the proven, trans-formative power of the arts to motivate at-risk students to achieve success.|
For undergraduates: Five studio options are flexibly scheduled to accommodate students’ scheduling needs: digital multimedia, 2D/drawing and painting, 3D/sculpture, ceramics, stained glass.
For graduates: Bridging the Gap is a workforce development program that helps CATS students succeed after they graduate from high school. Career tracks are health care, IT, banking, construction, manufacturing and food service.