The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, a 501 (c) entity, was developed in 2003 and patterned after the Manchester Bidwell Center in Pittsburgh, founded by social entrepreneur Bill Strickland. CATC helps 400 students per year earn fine arts or elective credits needed to graduate on time. At no cost to the students and their families, we re-engage students with arts-based experiences. A majority of themâaverage 92%âgraduate, year after year. Such results bring hope and opportunity, and increase the prosperity of individuals, their families, and our communities.
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To give urban teens a chance to become productive citizens by providing arts education as motivation to stay in school, graduate and advance to higher learning. To give education and training services to urban teen graduates; providing a chance to change their lives via identified pathways where employment is a reality. To provide this programming to students at no cost.