P.G. Sittenfeld

City Councilmember

Cincinnati, OH

P.G. Sittenfeld was elected to Cincinnati’s City Council in 2011. P.G. is the Vice-Chair of the Job Growth Committee, and also serves on the Finance Committee and Strategic Growth Committee. P.G. is focused on making Cincinnati economically competitive, seeing that citizens receive high-quality basic services, and ensuring that local government lives within its means.

Following work experiences at Google and Time Magazine, P.G. returned to his hometown to become the Assistant Director of the Community Learning Center Institute. All across Cincinnati, P.G. works to help turn schools — otherwise unused in the afternoons and evenings — into hubs of neighborhood activity offering health, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for students, families and the surrounding community.

Pro-Growth Progressive Ideas Shared

Problem

Too often Cincinnati public school facilities were sitting unused after school hours, while there was a prevalent need in the surrounding communities for additional academic support and resources for students and their families.

Solution

City Councilmember Sittenfeld helped facilitate the creation of Town-Square Schools in Cincinnati to transform underutilized school facilities into round-the-clock neighborhood hubs, offering after-school programming, health resources, adult education, and recreational opportunities for students, their families, and the surrounding community. By bringing community resources into the schools, this approach has helped students get the extra support they need to be successful and helped build strong community partnerships to better maximize current resources to serve the needs of each neighborhood.