News & Events

CISE Rosary Project

Yesterday, the CISE Rosary Project visited 44 students in the two 2nd grade classes at St. Lawrence School. What a memorable morning they had teaching about the Rosary
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High School Scholarships

CISE provides funding for a comprehensive educational pipeline from preschool through high school to help students achieve better outcomes in life. Currently, 70% of our 8th graders get accepted to local Catholic high schools. However, since more than 90% are living in poverty...
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Science of Reading

Recently, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been advocating for the Science of Reading curriculum. Last October, House Bill 33 was passed, marking a significant shift in school curriculum, teacher training, and reading intervention programs. Governor DeWine stated...
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CISE Party Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 14th Annual CISE Party. It was a big success with 243 guests joining us at the The Pitch View Club at TQL Stadium. Party guests were treated to an unforgettable evening, mingling, dancing, and...
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11 High School Scholarships Funded

In the last newsletter, we announced the Brenda Hoskins Scholarship matching gift challenge in honor of her dear friend, Pete Bushelman. We are thrilled to report that 11 new high school scholarships have been added...
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Meet St. Cecilia Principal, Mike Goedde

This is my 13th year at St. Cecilia. I have enjoyed my 31 years in education both at the administrative and teaching level. I received my bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University...
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CTE – Career and Technical Education

Last week, Mari Thomas, CISE CTE Consultant, gathered 26 educational and community leaders for the inaugural Catholic Business Advisory Council (BAC). The purpose of the newly formed Catholic BAC is threefold: engage...
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Matching Gift Challenge

The Brenda Hoskins and Pete Bushelman High School Scholarship was recently established to support a student throughout their four years of high school.
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Meet Julie & Steve Hellebusch

Meet former Cincinnatians Julie and Steve Hellebusch. Julie and Steve have been faithful CISE donors since 2009. For many years, they were monthly donors, and despite moving to Texas for work in 2013, they have continued to donate to CISE regularly.
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Meet Principal Jen Long

Today We Celebrate Mrs. Jen Long, principal of St. Lawrence in Price Hill. Mrs. Long believes that the greatest responsibility we have to the children who are entrusted to our care […]
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CISE Feasibility Study

CISE is six months into the one-year feasibility study, led by Dr. Mari Thomas, to explore and identify alternative pathways for our graduates. One critical development in this work is the launch of a Business Advisory Council, BAC.
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2023 Campaign Wrap Party

The Hyde Park Country Club was buzzing with excitement as campaign co-chairs, Liz Niehaus and Don Mellott, board members, staff and supporters gathered to celebrate the success of the annual campaign.
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SGO Donations at Work in Price Hill

In the heart of Price Hill lies St. Lawrence Elementary School, a safe and inclusive Catholic school serving students in Cincinnati’s inner-city. It’s the kind of school every parent would like for their child to attend.
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Party at the Pitch!

We Are Really Excited! Yes, it’s five months away, but we are so excited to announce the next CISE Party will be held at the home of FC Cincinnati, TQL […]
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A New Playground!

This past weekend was the official ribbon cutting for a brand new playground at St. Lawrence Elementary School. Thanks to the generosity of longtime CISE donor, Nick Ragland, 55 preschoolers will enjoy a new, safe playground.
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Meet Carol & Dick Stevie

Allow us to introduce you to Carol and Dick Stevie, unwavering CISE supporters. Originally from East Price Hill, Carol attended St. Lawrence Elementary School (a CISE-supported school since 2012.) Dick […]
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Welcome Mike Kennedy

Mike Kennedy has joined CISE as Director of High School Scholarship Programs. The High School Scholarship Program has grown in numbers and complexity and Mike’s skill set is a strong […]
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Meet Principal, Katie Puthoff – Holy Family School

My name is Katie Puthoff and I am the Principal of Holy Family School in Price Hill. Catholic education has always been a huge part of my life and is something I am very passionate about. I attended grade school at St. Michael in Sharonville, went on to high school at Mount Notre Dame High School, and then continued my Catholic education at the University of Dayton for both my undergraduate and masters degrees.
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CISE 2023 Annual Report

CISE 2023 Annual Report Your Annual Report is here! CISE has found great success by partnering with individuals and organizations who share their expertise to benefit our scholars. These partnerships […]
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CISE Launches Annual Campaign

Exciting News! Last evening, we officially launched our Annual Campaign at the Kenwood Country Club. This campaign is our primary fundraiser, devoted to providing vital support to CISE schools, students, […]
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Rewriting Their Futures

Combine a mother’s love, faith and commitment to her children’s future with generous donors who support the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education’s (CISE) mission, which helps rewrite urban children’s lives by providing access to a strong Catholic education. The result instilled in Ebony Webb’s five children the confidence that they can become the best they can be, academically and spiritually.
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Tom Haber Retires

Congratulations to Tom Haber, who officially retired from CISE on June 30, 2023. With an extensive background of providing financial expertise to Catholic schools, Tom served CISE very well for the last four years. We wish Tom well in his retirement! We welcome Sean O’Brien, who joins CISE as Staff Accountant for Management of School Funds and Partnerships.
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Welcome Sean O’Brien

We welcome Sean O’Brien, who joins CISE as Staff Accountant for Management of School Funds and Partnerships.  “I am excited to join CISE after having served as the business manager […]
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The Newest CISE Supported School

CISE welcomes Romero Academy at Annunciation School in Clifton. Annunciation will open in mid-August. The grade school will start by offering PK through 5th grade, and will grow one grade […]
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CISE Pint Night Fun!

Congratulations to Rhonda Morgan, who won tickets to a FC Cincinnati game in our drawing at Pint Night! Pint Night at March First Brewery was great fun & we raised […]
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Meet CISE Donors: Chris & Mike Wirth

Chris and Mike Wirth have been consistent annual donors to CISE since 2016. This year, they were excited to become high school scholarship donors, sponsoring a high school student for […]
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Dr. Mari Thomas Radio Interview

On July 5th, Dr. Mari Thomas was featured on Sacred Heart Radio’s program “Driving Home the Faith”. She talked with host, Fr. Rob Jack, about the new feasibility study she […]
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Welcome Dr. Mari Thomas

Dr. Mari Thomas will be joining CISE as an independent contractor, leading a feasibility study on the status of options within the Archdiocese for Career and Technical High School education. Mari comes to CISE with over 25 years of service in Catholic Education...
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Tom & Carol Winstel: CISE Donors

Tom was introduced to CISE many years ago as a Saint Xavier high school student, tutoring at a CISE school. “Even then, as a young high school student, I was impressed […]
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Party At The Museum

CISE Party at the American Sign MuseumFriday, April 28th, 6-10pmTickets: $50 Purchase Party & Raffle Tickets This year the CISE Party will be at the American Sign Museum! Explore this […]
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Become A Monthly Donor

You can now become a CISE Scholar Supporter by signing up for our monthly giving program.   Simply select the amount of your donation, choose the monthly option under “frequency”, then […]
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