Partners Directory

Directory of John P. Parker School CLC Partnerships

100 Mile Club — The organization believes that every single individual has the ability to achieve true personal success and a new level of physical fitness by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 Miles at school during a single school year. These feelings of true personal success and fitness are ones that will carry an   individual to new levels of achievement in academics, athletics, and life.

4C for Children — To improve school readiness, 4C for Children partners with the community learning centers to build networks of support for community-based early care and education providers, families, and the school.

Activities Beyond the Classroom — During the school day, A.B.C. provides equipment and professional development to teachers to support students’ ability to learn the fundamentals of tennis and soccer one day per week.  This activity offers our students the opportunity to build leadership, teamwork, responsibility and self-discipline.

Adopt A Book — This school resource provides free books to students in Pre-K–grade 6 during our family literacy night’s events six times per year.

Adopt A Class  During the school day, AAC offers monthly classroom mentoring, designed to facilitate personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and Students for the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical social skills.

Adopted Classroom



Best Upon Request

Ladies Auxiliary


The Urology Group


Grade 1

US Bank Remarketing


Grade 2

Business Backer


Grade 3

Grade 4


Wells Fargo Kenwood

Grade 5-6



Multi-handicapped Classroom


American Diary Association
Fuel Up to Play 60 
 During the school day school health and wellness program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League in collaboration with USDA, that empowers Students in grades 3-6 to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school,  for choosing good-for-you foods and getting activity for 60 minutes every day.  Students participate in school wellness planning and access web-based activities to earn prizes.

American Heart Association  
Teaching Gardens
 The AHA Teaching Gardens provide hands-on learning experiences.  A real life laboratory where students learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits

Assistance League of Cincinnati Operation School Bell, the signature program of Assistance League, empowers students by providing uniforms or school appropriate clothing, shoes, coats and other cold weather accessories that boost their self-esteem, enhance their academic and social opportunities and enrich their quality of life. Suitable, proper fitting clothes camouflage the effects of poverty and raise self-esteem.

Academy Art Academy of Cincinnati-Smartart  SmartArt academic integrated art curriculum is designed to address visual thinking, enforce academics, visual art fundamentals, the history of art and its masters, and art of various cultures with hands-on artmaking, drawing, painting, sculpting, designing, and animation techniques. SmartArt utilizes the multi-disciplinary approach to enhance student learning. SmartArt tackles Common Core Standards, to increase engagement with academic subject matter and to provide a deeper understanding of academics. SmartArt programming is offered as an in-class visit or as an After School program.

Be The Change Tutoring/STRIVE — During the school day academic tutoring beginning in the fall through spring for Students in grades 3-6.  Community and corporate volunteers are matched with Students one day per week for 30 minute math and/or reading tutoring session

Beechacres Parenting Center — Parent peer support for families in grade 2 and 3. Parent liaison nurtures and meets family’s needs.  Attaching family to community resources as needed

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati  Students may participate in the after-school program that provides programs for Students in grades K-6 that explores academic, character, leadership and social responsibility.

Boys Scouts of America Dan Beard Council  One of the nation’s largest most prominent values-based youth development programs.  Provides a program for boys that builds character trains them in responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops fitness

Bootsy Collins foundation/Grooveminte Girls — Kindergarten through grade 6 journey through empowerment and nurturing healthy relationships during a 50 minute hands-on 5 week workshop during the school day

Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio
Foster Grandparents program
 During the school day additional adult support is provided in the preschool and grades 1 and 2 classrooms. The grandparents assist the teachers with academic supports, mentoring and guidance

CET/American Graduate  "Let's Make It Happen," national initiative aimed at helping in the prevention of the high school dropout crisis. Enhancing the curriculum during the school day, kindergarten Students and their parents experience a week long Super Why early literacy camp.  Grades one and five reinforce their reading skills with Martha Speaks camp. CET team also supports family literacy nights with activities and characters

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati
Behavioral Health — School-based services that consist of treatment designed to teach students new coping skills. A licensed mental health provider and case manager engage Students during the school day with strategies that address healthy relationships, developing positive self-images, assuming responsibility for oneself, problem solving, anger management, conflict resolution. Students are referred by parents, staff, or other outside provider. Students meet with mental health provider weekly in one-on-one session or small group. Services are provided for pre-school through grade 6.  Off-campus services are offered through referral.

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati  
SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids)  The SPARK Program is a family focus intervention program that prepares early Students, ages 3-5, for kindergarten, helping them to develop reading, language and social skills.  Home visits include developmental screenings, learning plans and individual therapies, essential resources and services for families who may fall between the cracks of the educational system.

Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund  Queen City Classic Chess in schools program is an after school one day per week as our Chess Club. Students are provided chess instruction with chess experts using a chess curriculum. Students are trained to enjoy the game and also compete in the yearly spring Queen city Chess Tournament.  Chess improves a child’s critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, patience and also teaches children there are consequences for your actions. 

Cincinnati Ballet  During the school day, students participate in the Exploration Dance Movement program through two 8-week exploratory dance movement and the fundamentals of ballet experiences. Students who are naturally gifted dancers may be offered scholarships to study dance movement with the ballet company.

City of Cincinnati Health Department
School-Based Health Center  Provides a comprehensive range of clinical services that specifically meet the health and wellness of children in pre-school through grade 6.  Medical providers include a city school nurse, nurse practitioner and a pediatrician. Students access the services during the school day for acute health care visits and as an integral part of the medical home

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Mentoring and Tutoring  CYC matches an adult mentor to students in grades 2-6. This is a one year commitment with one hour weekly contact. Tutoring one day a week from fall to spring for 30 minute session to improve academic performance in the classroom

Civic Garden Center  A Master Gardener is assigned to guide with garden and lesson plans monthly. Teacher training for school garden development to develop garden knowledge and capacity.

Freestore Foodbank
Power Pack Program
 Ensuring Students do not go hungry on weekends bags of food go home every Friday during the school year which contains nearly a dozen food items that are shelf-stable and kid-friendly. Students displaying food insecurity are identified by staff.

Fun and Fit, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center  Program provides health education to prevent childhood obesity during the school day. 

United States Department of Agriculture
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
 As a tool that supports our health and wellness efforts to combat childhood obesity, this program allows introduction to a variety of fresh produce during the school day at least three times per week.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio — The Girls Scouts intentionally designed activities presented during the school day, one day per week. Leadership experience that engages girls in kindergarten through grade 6 in discovering self, connecting with others and taking action

Girls on the Run  This after-school program is designed to allow girls in grades 3-6 to recognize their inner strength. Throughout the 12-week session, girls build confidence and celebrate what makes them unique. Physical activity is woven in the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. Girls also train for the local Flying Pig marathon.    

Good News Club Children’s Choir  New Mission Baptist Church

Madisonville Mission Ministries  3M is extending ministries in the Madisonville community to meet growing needs and increase school community engagement.  Children’s Gospel Choir and Good News Club hosted by church members

Inner City Tennis Project  The Inner City Tennis Project was established in 1986 to provide an affordable tennis experience to children in Greater Cincinnati, with an emphasis on increasing participation of inner city youth. ICTP offers a program that seeks to provide quality instruction along with a nurturing social environment, which will assist children to achieve personal goals both in the sport of tennis and in life

LaSoupe  A for-profit soup kitchen with the heart of a nonprofit. When families bring purchase soup from La Soupe we donate portions to people who truly need it.

Let’s Move  Let’s Move! Is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams? 

Literacy Network  Improving lives through literacy. During the school day one-on-one tutoring

M2SE  A minority in Math, Science, and Engineering (m2SE) was created in 1989 to address predictions by the National Science Foundation regarding the national shortage of engineers. Our mission is to significantly increase the number of students, particularly young women and minorities, who are motivated, prepared for, and enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career fields.

Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation  Organization focus on 6 priority areas for the neighborhood: economic development, health and wellness, the built environment, community engagement, arts and culture and education and youth

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center  While assisting families to address their basic needs, MEAC also provides educational programs within our school. During the school day, a reading specialist supports teachers by working with small groups to increase reading skills. After school, the reading specialist runs a volunteer-based program to teach students in Pre-K to Grade 3 reading fundamentals, using research-based strategies.

Madisonville Pipeline The committee works to ensure education and youth are supported to learn and grow ensuring that all children in Madisonville are prepared for school by enrolling in high quality preschool and/or home visitation programs.

Medpace  Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics. Community partner with JP Parker School supporting career-based learning, exploration/experiences. Developing and sustaining other partners to enhance curricular.

Ohio Department of Education  A natural resource for faculty, administration and parents to remain current on issues surrounding education in Ohio

Playhouse in the Park  In school live touring plays and storytellers at least three times per year to provide performing arts experience to enrich different parts of the curriculum.

Project Connect  A federal law that operates under the McKinney-Vento act supporting the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  The act guarantees homeless students immediate access to the free appropriate public education to which they are entitled

Pure Gospel Ministries  Community resource that assist families with fresh produce twice monthly, members of Parent Teacher Organization and  school event volunteers. Host Honors Scholars lunch for all honor roll learners k-6.

Safe Routes to School  With district SRTS coordinator projects are developed and implemented that encourage and enable Students in grades K-8, to walk or bike to school safely.  This includes physical improvements to infrastructure that will reduce speed and other potential conflicts with motor vehicle traffic to establish safer and fully accessible crossing, walkways and bikeways.

Seven Hills School  School community partnership assigned to tutoring

St. Paul Lutheran Church/St. Paul Village  Neighborhood church and resident housing that helps with tutoring and knitting winter gear for learners

Suzuki Cooperative of Cincinnati Public Schools Our mission is to foster joyful music making and a high level of musical excellence in children ages 4 through high school, with the intention of developing creative, compassionate, and thoughtful people. The Suzuki Cooperative follows the core Suzuki Talent Education beliefs that all children have musical talent, education begins early and through listening, the parent plays a vital role in the learning process, and environment and nurture influence success.

United Way/Born Learning Academy — Parents of young children (prenatal to five years old) are engaged in hands-on activities and discussion about what it means to be ready for kindergarten and offered strategies they can use at home to maximize their child’s early learning and development.

Universal Breakfast and Lunch program  No child hungry. Every child has a right to healthy meals. The universal breakfast and lunch programs permits all learners the opportunity to eat two healthy meals at school every day regardless of income

University of Cincinnati Action Research  The mission of the Action Research Center is to promote social justice and strengthen communities, locally and globally, by advancing research, education, and action through participatory and reflective practices. Action research draws upon participative and reflective practices to engage communities as active partners in identifying and investigating issues with the goal of achieving positive social change. The work of the Action Research Center at UC draws upon a broad range of theoretical foundations and action research methodologies to address issues related to education, health care, and community development locally and globally. Parker is a site for weekend classes and the groups supports and seek/secures funding for staff and parents professional development 

Weed and Seed Sustained, Inc.  A Madisonville community non-profit organization dedicated to positive change in the community. Collaborating with neighborhood organizations and agency’s to resolve challenges and generate new business in the community

Whiz Kids/City Gospel Mission  Is an after school literacy based, one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program that meets twice weekly for one hour sessions. In addition to academic tutoring, drama, art, dance clubs are also offered. Neighborhood churches recruit members to form the tutor mentor corps.

Whole Foods Market  Grant funded support to enforce garden success. "No matter where you plant them, garden kids understand that food doesn’t come from a box or a can-but from the magic of a seed."

Wilmington College  Confirmed pathway for student teachers to experience hands-on teaching in the classroom

Winners Walk Tall  During the school day character coaches visit Kindergarten and 3rd-grade classrooms weekly to teach life skills, manners and character development lessons that inspire and engage students.