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Bengals Positive Community Impact Committee (PCIC) Initiatives

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 2021 season the committee supported four initiatives, donating over $300,000.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

ABC'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.

INCLUSION

INCLUSION

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

HUNGER RELIEF

HUNGER RELIEF

The Freestore Foodbank works tirelessly to improve lives by eliminating hunger. Their mission has been exponentially challenged throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bengals players, coaches and front office are passionate about supporting the Freestore Foodbank's mission to ensure equality by providing a pathway from crisis to stability for those in need in our community.

ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT: BEW Accelerator Fund

ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT: BEW Accelerator Fund

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Black Empowerment Works (BEW) promotes Black self-determination, social mobility and economic prosperity by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects. Through the BEW ACCELERATOR FUND, together with the Bengals, the United Way will provide access to additional critical services and support so that Black social changemakers may grow their networks, knowledge, capacity and impact.

"We must be catalysts for change"

In August 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.

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