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High-touch and old-school

The Latino Community Credit Union was founded more than a decade ago in response to violence against a growing Latino population. Today, its community-focused approach to banking has made it a model institution for how to serve immigrants, the poor and diverse customers.

Budding scientist Jasón Martin-Showes, 7, peers into a microscope during science night at Winton Montessori Elementary School in Cincinnati. The annual event is organized with support from Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati, one of many nonprofits that Strive is bringing together in collaborative partnerships to improve education in the region. Photo courtesy of Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati

The dot connectors

In Cincinnati, Strive is a new kind of ‘catalytic’ nonprofit, bringing others together to ensure academic success for children.