Lockland girls get their chance to dance with Princesses Ballet

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 4.27.2017

In a community like Lockland, where 47% of children live in poverty and 86% of students qualify for free and reduced school lunch, ballet lessons are a luxury most cannot afford. But Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC) and City Gospel Mission are letting little girls dream about becoming ballerinas through the Princesses Ballet program.

girls dancing in ballet class

For the past three years, girls of all ages have attended weekly dance classes at RLPC during the school year. The City Gospel Mission program focuses on success for each girl while building character, self-esteem, discipline, and a love of dance. Princesses Ballet runs classes at ...

Lockland youth learn healthy cooking from Cincinnati Gives A Crock

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 4.17.2017

On Monday afternoons, a group of 6th-8th graders gathers in the basement of Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC). Each student sits attentively, a cutting board, chef’s knife, and tray of fresh vegetables on the table before them. They are ready for the Cincinnati Gives A Crock cooking class to begin.

cooking class workstation with cutting board, chef's knife, and tray of fresh produce

Cincinnati Gives A Crock is a 10-week program by La Soupe that teaches students how to cook healthy meals. “In the first class, the kids get a crockpot to take home,” explains Carolyn Collette, founder of Cincinnati Gives a Crock. “Every week they prepare produce and ingredients for ...

Putting the 'We' in WeTHRIVE!: A Resident Call to Action

Posted by  Joyce Campbell on 3.7.2016

WeTHRIVE! is an initiative of Hamilton County Public Health, which is helping to create healthier communities for the residents of Hamilton County, OH. We are partners uniting for action to get things done and are working together on common issues with the ultimate goal of improving community health.

I have participated in the Lockland WeTHRIVE! group since it began and appreciate the good that has been accomplished. Eating healthy food, getting proper exercise, and not smoking, all contribute to better health. This is being promoted by having a salad bar in the school, exercise and playground equipment in the parks, and a ‘no smoking’ policy in the stadium. Presently, ...

WeTHRIVE! Recognition Event on 9/13/11 honors the work of residents leading the way to healthy communities

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 9.16.2011

On the evening of September 13th, I had the privilege of attending the third annual WeTHRIVE! Recognition Event for the communities of Lincoln Heights, Lockland and Woodlawn. Hosted by Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, this was a gathering of about 140 amazing people who make a difference one step at a time, by working together and standing up for what they believe in.

Here are just a few facts that I learned…
  • Five area daycare centers are looking out for the health of our youngest by being the first in Hamilton County to adopt policies on nutrition and ...

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August 4, 2017