Youth and Education

Cincinnati Bell is not only a communications provider business based in Cincinnati. We are members of the community, both as a corporation, as well as thousands of employees who call this area home. As such, we take our obligation to be a good neighbor very seriously. We partner with organizations, non-profits, schools, universities and other businesses to support programs that help make our world a better place. Cincinnati Bell is also committed to staying connected to something that really matters—our next generation. 

Cincinnati Bell knows that the best way to contribute to the next generations entering the work force is by talking with them about the opportunities that are available to them and how to achieve their career goals. To contribute to this, Cincinnati Bell employees participate in the Cincinnati Public Schools Career-Based Learning program, allowing students in 11th grade to interview professionals from a variety of companies and career backgrounds about what it takes to pursue careers of interest to them, as well as practicing their communication skills in a supportive, one-on-one interview setting. 

For more than a decade, Cincinnati Bell employees have volunteered an hour a week tutoring at Taft, providing motivation and guidance to help students in achieving academic success. And, the benefits are mutual, not only helping students, but serving as an opportunity for our employees to stay engaged in the community and creating connections with students that may last well beyond the tutoring relationship.

2017 Internship Program

Meet the 2017 Taft Information Technology High School students who spent their summer interning at Cincinnati Bell. Each student worked in a different department where they were able to learn valuable skills and lessons about a corporate workplace. 

Supporting IT program for troubled youth

Cincinnati Bell is helping a program that teaches Information Technology skills to teenagers at the Northern Kentucky Youth Development Center, which houses incarcarated teens. 

Stuff the Streetcar

More than 800 preschool rediness kits and 480 classroom kits for preschools, valued at over $20,000, were collected and assembled during the 2017 "Stuff the Streetcar" on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise Day of Action hosted by United Way & Cincinnati Bell on June 21st. 

'Crayons 2 Computers'

A team of Cincinnati Bell employees recently volunteered at "Crayons 2 Computers," a local organization that has distributed more than $145 million worth of free school supplies to families in need since 1997.

The organization offers a variety of materials that support learning through its Teacher Free Store and Mobile Outreach Program.

The Cincinnati Bell team's work included unpacking boxes of school supplies and writing positive notes that students will find in their new backpacks.