Project S.E.R.V.E.

UC student painting the word LEGACY onto a book collection bin


Project S.E.R.V.E. stands for Students Engaging w/ Resources, Vision & Enrichment, and the program is specifically geared toward Students of Color at the University of Cincinnati. The program strives to create meaningful mentorship and positive black representation through creative development, social and emotional well-being, and academic support. Through these efforts participants will convey to CPS students that no matter their environment, socio economic status, or race they can reach their dreams.



LEGACY  stands for Literacy Education Growing All Cincinnati Youth.  The program aims to create an atmosphere of academic success for CPS students through mentorship, tutoring and support of creativity. It is our goal to help students find their passion for learning and guide them to reach their full learning potential through representation and cultural identity empowerment.

  • Monday through Friday  
  • Weekly  1 Hour Tutoring Sessions 
  • South Avondale Elementary School 

Melanin Minds

Melanin Minds was created to promote overall positive mental health and wellness within CPS Elementary Schools through resources,representation,and mentorship. The program provides a safe space  to discuss the topic of mental health while empowering students to learn the power of a healthy mind. 

  • Thursdays 
  • 3:00p-4:00p
  • Rockdale Academy 

You See Starfish

You See Starfish aims to increase black representation and cultural identity empowerment for CPS students by providing support, community, and mentorship to students within Taft Elementary School. You See Starfish believes that through connection  students can achieve their future aspirations and reach their highest potential. 

  • Mondays and Fridays 
  •  2:30p - 4:30p 
  • Taft Elementary School 

How to Get Involved

Applications are taken each semester. Preference is given to tutors  and/or mentors who have volunteered with Project S.E.R.V.E. in previous semesters. Click the link at the top of this page to register for Project S.E.R.V.E.

All Transportation is provided to and from the CPS Elementary Schools. 

Contact, or call the Center for Community Engagement at 513-556-1559 for additional information.