Activities Beyond the Classroom Welcomes Carol Gibbs to Board of Directors

Gibbs brings two decades of advocating for families and children of inner-city Cincinnati to ABC

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today the addition of Carol Gibbs to its Board of Directors.

Gibbs, a long-time community activist and volunteer, is currently the President and CEO of the Mt. Auburn Community Development Corporation, which Gibbs founded in 2015 to strengthen and coordinate business and housing development in Mt. Auburn. Prior to her current role, she spent 15 years in the role of President and CEO of ACT (Accountability and Credibility Together), an organization she founded to increase self-sufficiency skills of families to reduce their need for public assistance.

“I am honored to be part of Activities Beyond the Classroom, an organization that is able to give children the opportunity to make real-life choices for themselves,” Gibbs said. “I have spent my entire career in various roles that help children through the self-discovery process necessary to become successful adults. Success is only possible when children have experiences that give them reasons to hope and dream, and whether it’s playing tennis, kicking a soccer ball, or singing on stage, learning that there is a whole world outside of the classroom enables children to imagine the impact they can have on the world.”

In addition to her professional roles, Gibbs has been involved in a number of Cincinnati organizations, including the Strategic Engagement and Planning Committee for Cincinnati Public Schools, Mt. Auburn Community Council, Taft Elementary School, William Howard Taft Historic Site, Neighborhoods of Uptown Leadership, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Ohio Foodbank Association, and more.

Dick Friedman, President of the Board of Directors, said “We are very pleased to have Carol join the board leadership of Activities Beyond the Classroom. Her many years of service in the community at large and her experienced wise counsel will add yet another success-driven planning voice to our efforts assisting the children of the Cincinnati Public Schools.”