We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati helps motivated high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.

Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to affiliates across the nation and Mexico and Guatemala.  Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.



To nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


Boys Hope Girls Hope utilizes the following
approach to achieve our mission.

We are:

Academically Focused
Service Oriented
Long-Term and Comprehensive
Voluntary in Nature


Since 1983, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. We serve youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our scholars have joined our program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.

We currently serve 40+ junior high through collegian scholars from throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

We have great numbers to represent our success and we often hit 100%. But that’s not where the story ends. There isn’t a number that is large enough to represent the character, ambition, courage and integrity of our young men and women.

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


The Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati Board of Directors and staff leadership collaborate to ensure mission fidelity, financial stewardship and transparency. This team of professionals is committed to continuous learning, effective programming and improvement through impact evaluation and innovation.

Maurice Huey

Maurice Huey

Executive Director

Ming Cardwell

Ming Cardwell

Program Director


Steven Arnold


Ernst & Young

Kelvin Stroupe

Finance Chair

Truist Bank

David W. Conway

Nominating Chair


Jean Margello

Program Chair


Noreen Hayes



Carl Adkins

Wells Fargo Advisory LLC

Julie Bristow

Wyler Family Foundation

Melanie Burden

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters

Michael J. Burke, Jr.

United Audit Systems, Inc.

Leon Hampton

Dinsmore & Shohl

Aaron Haslam

The Haslam Company LLC

Michelle Jones

Social Media Influencer, @Hey,Michelle

Graham Mercurio

The RCF Group

Keri Mueller

The James J and Joan A Gardner Family Foundation

Greg Scruggs

University of Wisconsin Badgers

Chris Vollmer, Jr.

CBRE Group

Dr. Patricia White


H. James Williams, Ph.D.

President, Mount St. Joseph University

Kristin Ostby

President & CEO, Boys Hope Girls Hope


William A. Volck, Esq.


Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson

Samuel Rogan Burchenal

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Ike Davidoski

Kreller Consulting

Maria Dodd

University of Dayton

M. Ryan Motz

Comey & Shepherd Realtors

John Schultz

University of Cincinnati

Caitlyn Slaasted

Insight Global

Clare Whitaker

Ipsos Qualitative



Fr. Paul Sheridan started Boys Hope Girls Hope in St. louis, MO.


Opened the first boys’ home in Cincinnati. A group of house parents from St. Joeseph Orphanage, prominent Cincinnati business leaders, and the president of St. Xavier High School partnered to provide nurturing homes and first-class academic opportunities through college for Cincinnati children in need.


Peter Le becomes the first college graduate from the Cincinnati program!


The first girls’ home opens in East Walnut Hills, and we go from Boys Hope to Boys Hope Girls Hope!


Boys Hope Girls Hope of Cincinnati broke ground on a new boys’ home on View Place Drive!