First Floor–North Building
Manager: Keith Armour
About the Department
Homework Central 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 Adult Learning Center’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:
All computers also have multiple USB ports, media card readers, headphone slots and DVD/CD burners.
Homework Central 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.
Do you have at least two hours a week to make a difference in the lives of students or adults in our community? If you do, we hope you’ll consider signing up to be a volunteer. For details about being a Homework Central volunteer, please contact Trish Eversole by phone (513-369-4572) or email. Homework Central volunteer application forms are available online. For details about being an Adult Learning Center volunteer, please contact Bryan Burke by phone (513-369-3121) or email.