Last week, University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams, a foster child himself, talked about Hemi, a program designed to help foster children about to age out of the system get into college, and succeed.
This week, I am joined by a young man who just graduated from Wilmington College, not U.C., who has convinced many people that even in the face of discouraging evidence to the contrary, it makes sense to "choose hope" in the future.
Quatez Scott, who grew up in a number of foster homes, graduated from Wilmington College two weeks ago. If I told you that he sang in the chorus, was elected student body president and homecoming king, it would be clear he had a great college career. But those markers don't reveal the underlying accomplishment of this young professional.
The city of Cincinnati recently announced that it will contract to study what it will take to bring a bike share program to Cincinnati. A year ago, a project team of Leadership Cincinnati developed a feasibility plan for localizing a program that has been successfully implemented in Washington, D.C., New York, Minneapolis, Boston and a number of other cities.
To discuss the Cincinnati bike proposal, this week I am joined by Michael Moore, the director of the city of Cincinnati's Department of Transportation and Engineering. I am also joined by Jim Kee of Danis Construction, who is also a member of the Cincinnati Bike Project Team of class 34 of Leadership Cincinnati. And also joining this week is Brian Sullivan, an attorney with Dinsmore and Shohl, also a member of the Cincinnati Bike Project Team.