This summer, the Fifth Third Community Development Corp., in collaboration with the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, helped ensure that 1,000 children in Ohio and Kentucky started the school with the tools they need for success.
The initiative, called Starting at an Advantage, gave kids living in low to moderate income areas items like school supplies and clothing. After obtaining school supply lists from a variety of districts, the Fifth Third CDC put together packages geared at pre-kindergarten, elementary and secondary (middle and high school).
The Starting at an Advantage initiative is a first step by Fifth Third to provide children with the support and enrichment they need in the classroom. Fifth Third CDC is also a partner in the Resident Development Fund, an Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing program that supports children by providing access to summer camps and other enrichment opportunities. Additional program enhancements include tutoring services to help students; after-school and summer enrichment that fosters social and emotional health; and connecting parents and children with services, including health care, dental exams and vaccinations.
Learn more about the initiative here.