Monday, June 28, 2010

Two days left to vote!

There are only two days left to vote for Zoo-Mates at

Zoo-Mates needs about 70 votes to be awarded money for next year's programming. If you haven't voted yet, please vote. If  you have already voted, please pass along this information to friends, family, co-workers, anyone!

Helpful information to forward:

We'd like to ask you to support one of our signature mentoring programs through the UC Center for Community Engagement called Zoo-Mates.  If you’re not already familiar, Zoo-Mates is a group mentoring program that pairs 30 UC students with 30 students from Cincinnati Public Schools who are currently experiencing homelessness. A large portion of our funding comes from a voting contest on where the “Top 8 College Projects” (vote-getters) are awarded project support grants.

Please read about the program and vote here:  It takes less than 1 minute; simply type your email address, submit, and validate your address in the confirmation email.  For further information about Zoo-Mates, check out our website.

Don’t feel motivated to click the link, yet?
Read the stats below to learn about issues that Zoo-Mates helps to address:
•  Children account for the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
•  The average age of a homeless person is only 9 years old.
•  Families comprise 40% of the homeless population.
•  Children experiencing homelessness change schools 7-8 times per year.

Thursday, June 3, 2010