NEST Community Learning Center

Because Every Kid Deserves A Fighting Chance
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Nest Community Learning Center

Because Every Kid Deserves A Fighting Chance
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Sign Up For the 2024 NEST FEST Kids Charity Challenge

Sign up your Kids Charity Challenge team and join us at NEST FEST for a day of family fun. Teams are made up of up to six (6) people so you can bring the whole crew for some outdoor entertainment.

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater
9AM – 2PM

NEST (Nutrition, Education, Safety, Transformation) Community Learning Center is a unique non-profit organization aiming to break the generational cycle of poverty in suburban and rural communities in Eastern Cincinnati. Our mission is to address academic and non-academic barriers perpetuating poverty and provide at-risk school-age children with sound Nutrition and targeted Education in a Safe neighborhood environment to Transform their future outcomes.

About Us

Since our founding in March 2016, NEST has been providing free, workable, and proven programs and strategies through our innovative mobile classroom to the suburban poor in their own “backyard.” Our goal is to provide those we serve with a fighting chance to change their futures.

Our programs foster student-school-parent-community relationships to improve outcomes for children. We offer nutritious lunches during the summer months and healthy snacks during the school year, targeted-tutoring services to close the academic gap, homework help in a safe, caring environment within the neighborhood, referrals to support resources for children and their families, and organized outdoor sports and activities.

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Since our founding in March 2016, NEST has been providing free, workable, and proven programs and strategies through our innovative mobile classroom to the suburban poor in their own “backyard.” Our goal is to provide those we serve with a fighting chance to change their futures.

Our programs foster student-school-parent-community relationships to improve outcomes for children. We offer nutritious lunches during the summer months and healthy snacks during the school year, targeted-tutoring services to close the academic gap, homework help in a safe, caring environment within the neighborhood, referrals to support resources for children and their families, and organized outdoor sports and activities.

Our Approach

NEST is different because our unique program takes the services needed for at-risk children directly to them and provides it in their own “backyard.” Through our innovative MOBILE CLASSROOMS, we deliver our After-School Program, Early Learners’ Program, and our Summer “Lunch, Learn, & Play” program. We have become a visible, long-term, trusted partner in the lives of those in need.

At NEST, we collaborate with district school systems, their teachers, administrators, and specialists to extend academic reach beyond the classroom walls. We create school and community connectedness by working cooperatively with children, parents, teachers, and schools. We address identified academic barriers to learning through free, trauma informed, targeted tutoring and homework-help programs, which are offered in a mobile learning center that travel to the child’s own environment. We also address non-academic barriers to education by providing a local resource for connecting children and their families to other local support agencies and services.