Cincinnati Bengals Community | Inspire Change

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"We must be catalysts for change."

In Aug., 2020 the Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, ownership and staff marched from Paul Brown Stadium to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to deliver an important team message and tour the museum.

Unifying Call to Action From The Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, ownership and staff marched from Paul Brown Stadium to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to deliver an important team message.

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Bengals Positive Community Impact Committee (PCIC) Initiatives

The Bengals Positive Community Impact Committee (PCIC) was formed in 2018 to support player-identified initiatives that focus on equal opportunity and being a positive force in the community.

During the 2020 season the committee backed six initiatives, donating over $285,000.

DIGITAL EQUITY

DIGITAL EQUITY

The NKY Digital Equity Program, in partnership with Cincinnati Bell and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, provides internet to ensure kids can continue their education from home. The PCIC donation will give over 550 homes WiFi for a full 12 months.

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS

Cincinnati's own BlaCk OWned Outerwear will design a limited-series retail collection called "Stripes Dont Come Easy." This campaign aims to unify the Cincinnati community through designs intended to create the healthy dialogue, represented by this partnership. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Cincinnati non-profit, MORTAR.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EQUITY

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EQUITY

In addition to the BlaCk OWned collaboration proceeds, the PCIC donated $40,000 for 10 aspiring minority entrepreneurs to participate in MORTAR's Academy Program to hopefully yield new, minority-owned start-ups in our community. MORTAR works with minority entrepreneurs to ensure they have access to the resources needed to start and run successful businesses.

INCLUSION

INCLUSION

The Freedom Center will launch their Implicit Bias Initiative in the 2020 school year thanks to the PCIC. This program aims to introduce middle schoolers to new ideas, perspectives and experiences.

COMMUNITY-POLICE RELATIONS

COMMUNITY-POLICE RELATIONS

Building on a partnership started in 2018, the Dive Right program facilitates conversation around diversity and aims to build relationships between local youth, police officers and Bengals players.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Activity's Beyond the Classroom's nationally recognized Athletic and Academic Accountability (AAA) Pathway program provides comprehensive support to student athletes across Cincinnati Public Schools. Since its inception in 2018, AAA Pathway has successfully increased student's composite ACT score by an average of 3.5 points.

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