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in a global society and we are no longer in a black and white community," said O'Neal. "One of the things that I think that all the schools that are engaged with Queen City Foundation really force themselves in taking the students to a different leadership level, they produce students who are ready for the world."
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helped thousands of African American teens get into private school and helped pay for it.
years, the organization that provides young African Americans with scholarships is in jeopardy.
"It has been very, very difficult especially in this economic environment and I must say things have gotten, I must say worse," said Ronald Felder, President of Queen City Foundation. "We need as much support as we can to keep this program going."
Toilynn O'Neal, a proud graduate of the program and a current board member has come full circle. She's the diversity director and recruiter at Saint Ursula Academy. She's a proud alum. When she was a teenager, the Queen City Foundation recruited her.
The Queen City Foundation is the liason to get more black students into schools like Saint Ursula, Seven Hills, Summit Country Day, Saint Xavier, Cincinnati Country Day and Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy and Ursuline Academy. The organization host a school fair in the fall that include independent schools from all over the country. More than 300 kids participate and their families are able to receive information on how to apply for admissions.
Making Saint Ursula diverse is O'Neal's primary job. She said she learned the skills needed early through the Queen City Foundation.
Recently, the economy has taken its toll on donations and funding. The foundation is down $100,000 and doesn't have enough money to give even one student a scholarship this year.
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"There is a testing process for most of the students to attend the schools, so we actually provide resources for that through a scholarship that we award the families in order to take the test at a discounted rate and that information goes to all the schools that are apart of the Queen city foundation," O'Neal explained.
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