Darlene Kamine – Executive Director
From 2000 – 2010, Darlene Kamine led the Cincinnati Pubic Schools’ (CPS) Community Learning Center initiative. In 2009, Kamine founded the Community Learning Center Institute to continue to support and promote this approach to academic reform and community revitalization. Kamine is an attorney and former juvenile court magistrate. She is the founder of ProKids, a guardian ad litem program for abused and dependent children in the child welfare system, and co-founder of the Cincinnati Children’s Museum. Kamine graduated from Brandeis University and received her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
P.G. Sittenfeld – Assistant Director
Sittenfeld was the co-founder of CLCI and managed both community engagement and communications. Sittenfeld received his B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and completed master’s degrees at Oxford University and Creative Writing at City University London while studying on a Marshall Scholarship. Sittenfeld is a member of the Cincinnati City Council and Chairs the Education Committee. He also formed FACES, a joint committee of City Council and the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education.
Annie Bogenschutz – Director of Training and Development
Annie Bogenschutz joined CLCI after more than a decade of involvement in Cincinnati’s Community Learning Centers. Most recently she held the position of Resource Coordinator at Ethel M. Taylor Academy which was recognized as a 2011 Coalition for Community Schools National Award of Excellence. Bogenschutz has also been a featured panelist on MSNBC’s Education NationTeacher’s Town Hall and has been highlighted in numerous publications including the American Educator and the American Teacher magazines.
Ilene Hayes – Resource Coordinator, Mt. Washington School Community Learning Center
Ilene Hayes started as the Resource Coordinator for Mt. Washington in January, 2011. She was the Operations Coordinator at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center for almost 5 years with day to day responsibility for facility and program management. Hayes spent more than 16 years with a nonprofit devoted to quality child care in a variety of direct service and management roles. Hayes earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati and was a licensed social worker for 15 years.
Jami Luggen – Resource Coordinator, Oyler Community Learning Center
For almost twenty years, Jami Luggen worked in banking and private industry. Just before her start as a Resource Coordinator at Oyler School Commuity Learning Center in 2009, Luggen worked in Human Resources for a large corporation. Her undergraduate degree is in business management and she completed her Master’s Degree in Business from Thomas More College.
Tracy Power – Resource Coordinator, Roberts Paideia Academy Community Learning Center
After 5 years at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and its subsidiaries, Tracy Power was selected as the first Resource Coordinator for the Roberts Paideia Academy Community Learning Center in the spring of 2010. After the completion of her B.A. with a major in organizational leadership from Northern Kentucky University (NKU), Power earned a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Community Planning and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from NKU.
Joy Rosebrook – Resource Coordinator, Sayler Park Community Learning Center
Joy Rosebrook began as the Resource Coordinator for Sayler Park at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Rosebrook was a police officer with the Cincinnati Police Department and then worked internationally with Athletes in Action. Most recently she worked in volunteer development for City Gospel Mission. Rosebrook graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and earned her Master of Arts in Religion from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Jill Smith – Resource Coordinator, AWL Community Learning Center
Jill Smith became a Resource Coordinator at the Academy of World Languages in the spring of 2010 after a decade of nonprofit leadership. She was the Executive Director of the Center for Peace Education and then worked for four years for KnowledgeWorks Foundation and its subsidiaries. Smith also has a long career of community service and was recognized by Xavier University with the 2010 Magis Award for her outstanding work in “seeking peace and improving the world through education.” Smith graduated from Xavier with a B.S. in psychology.
TJ Smith – Resource Coordinator, Mt. Airy School Community Learning Center
TJ Smith came to CLCI in March, 2012 after more than a decade in college access and advising. Most recently, TJ was the Lead College Access Specialist for the University of Cincinnati GearUp Program, and she served as a Student Services Advisor at Ohio Univesity, a Program Coordinator for the Ohio State University Young Scholars Program and an Academic Advisor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. TJ earned her degree from Ohio University in Journalism and Communication.
Kate Blum Eisenpress – Director of Research and Evaluation
Kate Eisenpress joined CLCI in 2015 upon completion of her Master’s Degree from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She is a certified teacher and worked for Teach for America in Arkansas as a high school teacher and a manager of program design and teacher development. Eisenpress graduated from Bates College.
Adelyn Hall- Director of Housing
Adelyn Hall is leading the Town Square Project, a school centered community revitalization initiative. Hall joined CLCI in 2015 upon completion of her Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Hall served in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Africa as a Community Development and Health worker. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.