First Floor–North Building
Manager: Keith Armour
About the Department
The William Hueneke Homework Center offers Hamilton County primary and secondary students the opportunity to receive homework assistance—in person, by phone, email, and the Internet—in a safe, nurturing environment conducive to study and learning. Collaboration with other community organizations, such as Strive Tutoring Student Success Network, CincyAfterSchool, Cincinnati Public Schools Community Learning Centers & Resource Coordinators, America Reads, the Downtown Resident’s Council, and the University of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement contribute to Homework Central’s mission to support the educational needs of area students.
The Adult Learning Center offers Hamilton County adults the opportunity to receive academic assistance conducive to study and learning. Collaboration with the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati contributes to the Department’s mission to support life-long learning.
Students and adults have access to a collection of reference material that supports their academic pursuits including encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and textbooks.
Nine computers, including an Early Literacy Station, are available for students and adults to use for homework or research projects. These computers feature a wide variety of technology and software applications, including:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
- Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher
- iTunes, Windows Media Player
- Windows Movie Maker
- Audacity Audio Editor
- Windows Live Messenger
- Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Software
- Learning Express Library database
- Testing and Education Reference Center database
All computers also have multiple USB ports, media card readers, headphone slots and DVD/CD burners.
Homework Center staff and volunteers provide: homework assistance for individual daily assignments and research projects, skill building for grades K-6 in math and reading, and help using technology for school assignments.
Adult Learning Center staff and volunteers provide: Pre-GED & GED Online Lessons, Adult Literacy Sessions, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Conversational English, Online Job Application Assistance, Basic Academic Skill Building and Exam Proctoring (appointment required). Appointments are preferred but walk-ins accepted. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (513-369-3121 or email us.
The department hosts curriculum enrichment activities designed to support students in homework completion and overall school success. Topics include study skills, time management, computer skills, research databases, science labs, and art activities.