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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4900000American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to high school graduation and future success. Public broadcasting has a long history of improving educational outcomes for high-need students and communities. The dropout crisis demands attention now, and WVXU, in partnership with CET, is rising to the challenge of doing our part to address this problem.Together, WVXU and CET are working with national and community-based partners to raise awareness by creating local content on all facets of the problem. We’ll look at the issues that underlie the drop-out crisis, and at ideas that are working in our community. And we’ll help concerned citizens learn what they can do to help. You can follow our reports on Cincinnati Edition and Impact Cincinnati.As part of the project, CET and Nine on Your Side will present Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education on Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 pm. The program will be simulcast on CET and Digital 9.2. With one out of four students failing to complete high school, the program explores the impact of the drop-out crisis on our region, as well as an innovative community approach to helping students stay on the path to graduation. To find out more about the initiative, visit cincy-americangraduate.org.

CoMADE The Latest Effort To Create And Grow Jobs In Cincinnati

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CoMADE to bring entrepreneurs, manufacturers and workers together in 100,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art Avondale facility.

Cincinnati's first hardware accelerator, First Batch, was launched in 2012. Its success in advising entrepreneurs and growing businesses inspired the creation of CoMADE, a unique manufacturing initiative designed to become an engine for new job growth and new opportunities in our region.

CoMADE will bring entrepreneurs, manufacturers and workers together, and provide production space, a manufacturing incubator, training, job opportunities and community support programs, all within a planned 100,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Avondale, scheduled to open in 2020.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the new initiative to create and grow jobs in Greater Cincinnati are CoMADE President Rich Kiley; Cincinnati Works President Peggy Zink; and Chairman and Owner of EnovaPremier, LLC, Ed Rigaud. Peggy Zink and Ed Riguad are both on the CoMADE Board of Advisors.

This program is part of an ongoing series, "American Graduate: Getting to Work," supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with CET. Other programs in the series can be found here.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.