Grant helps CET continue arts programming, educational services

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Kellie May

CET Promotions

(513)345-6511 or kmay@cetconnect.org

 

Grant helps CET continue arts programming, educational services

 

CINCINNATI – Thanks to the generous support of local foundations, CET has secured a grant that will help continue our local arts productions and learning services projects.

 

Gifts from the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the Louise Taft Semple Foundation; the Dorothy Meader Martin Kersten Trust, US Bank, Trustee; The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation and the Robert Gould Foundation helped CET match funds for the “Capital Requirements in a Digital Age” grant through the United States Department of Commerce.

 

This $277,000 grant will allow CET to buy updated broadcast equipment to aid in multiple arts and education projects including expanding our local arts programming with shows like “Showcase with Barbara Kellar” on CET Arts while also allowing us to continue to develop multimedia curriculums for our region’s schools.

 

CET currently offers a variety of multimedia curriculum options online at www.CETconnect.org. These programs, such as “You at the Zoo,” provide educators with professional development, online content, videos and in-classroom components to create an engaging educational experience. CET’s award-winning educational kits are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards.

 

“We at CET feel it’s important to continue to be part of the education and arts communities, especially through programming and enrichment opportunities. This grant will allow us to continue those efforts,” said Sue Ellen Stuebing, chief fundraising officer for CET and Public Media Connect. “We want to thank our donors for their generous support of these initiatives and of CET.”

 

About CET:

CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents; 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.

 

CET serves viewers and residents in the following counties: Adams, Brown , Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Springfield and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble in Kentucky.