Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is located in a section of Over the Rhine just north of Liberty Street and east of Vine Street. According to 2013 census data, of the 387 children who live in that area, about 98 percent live in poverty. Continuing the 9 On Your Side/WCPO series exploring poverty in our region, WCPO reporter Lucy May looked at the Rothenberg community and the staff, volunteers and residents who work together to break-down the barriers poverty creates and provide the neighborhood's children with opportunities they may otherwise never have.
Lucy May joins us, along with Rothenberg Preparatory Academy Principal Amber Simpson; Beech Acres Parenting Center and Rothenberg Community Learning Center Resource Coordinator for School Based Services, Barbara Bell; and school volunteer Dorothy Darden, known by everyone in the Rothenberg community as Ms. Dorothy.
To read the 9 On Your Side/WCPO report, Below the Line: Over-the-Rhine, click here.