Support Program

R.A.I.S.E. (Raising African American Awareness in a School and Social Environment)

R.A.I.S.E., sponsored by Queen City Foundation, was founded during the 1989-90 school year by students from independent schools in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The group was developed among students from Cincinnati Country Day School, St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School, The Seven Hills School, The Summit Country Day School, and Ursuline Academy, who identified specific needs that were lacking, specific to sensitivity, and support for, African American Students.

The purpose of R.A.I.S.E. is to develop and promote programs and activities that further communication, socialization, and academic achievement among the students. Its mission is to effect positive institutional change in the participating schools with regard to African American issues, cultural awareness, student retention, and counseling. The group encourages the development of curriculum that encompasses the black experience, and African, as well as African American, contributions to history and civilization.

R.A.I.S.E. activities include outreach and educational programs such as Youth Leadership Conference, Summer Job Fair operated by Youth Employment services, assisting with Queen City Foundation Independent School Fair, promoting a parent support group and publishing an annual Newsletter.

R.A.I.S.E  Student Program (9th – 12th grade) meetings

Location :XU Campus Schott Hall building ,1496 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH  45207

December 14,2016 at 6pm -8pm Holiday XU Admission

January 11,2017 RAISE meeting XU Admission

March 8,2016  RAISE meeting XU Admission

April 5,2016  RAISE meeting XU Admission


Teen Diversity Summit October 1,2016 at Saint Ursula Academy 1pm – 4pm

School Testimonials

  • QCF provides an invaluable service in our community, pairing families who seek access to opportunities a school education can provide...

    Christopher P. Garten. Head of School – The Seven Hills School
  • QCF provides independent schools with a support system in our endeavors to identify qualified high school students.  

    Frances Romweber, Former Principal – St. Ursula Academy
  • QCF and  Summit Country Day  share a common goal, which is to bring young people reflective of our great and diverse city into our dynamic school.  

    Gerard M. Jellig, Former Head of School – Summit Country Day
  • Queen City Foundation connects Cincinnati's independant and private schools with talented minority students from across the city.  

    Dr. Robert P. Macrae, Head of School – Cincinnati Country Day School
  • QCF has been an enormous help to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in building a diverse community amongst its student body.  

    T. Randall Brunk, Head of School – Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
  • Schools strive to provide an  education for our students, and we are thrilled that QCF students contribute to and benefit from that experience.  

    David Mueller, Principal – St. Xavier High School