Ohio: Urban G.E.M.S.

Brief Site Description: 
AUS, an Ohio school district, was established in 2011 as an educational institution with a mission to provide high quality education for under-served youth unable to attain a high school diploma in a traditional high school setting. AUS Columbus is in one of Ohio's Race to The Top (RiIT) regions and a federally registered Neighborhood Promise Zone.
About multiple sites: 
Our two community sites in Franklin and Mahoning Counties in Ohio are socioeconomically disadvantaged areas with extremely high rates of poverty, chronic joblessness, high crime rates, mass incarceration, failing public schools, food insecurity, and disproportionate negative health outcomes.