We will be hosting our 9th Annual a Back to School street festival, Imanifest! We have partnered with Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and the community to provide our Annual back to school drive! It will be held at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy on August 17, 2019, from 12pm – 4:00pm.  

This is the 9th year that we have partnered with Rothenberg Community Learning Center and held the fest at their site! Not only is it a wonderful opportunity to provide school supplies for Rothenberg students but also for students in the community at large! Last year’s Imanifest was a tremendous event and the community poured out in support of it! Each year, our event continues to grow bigger! 

Imanifest will include games and prizes for children, health, fitness and financial and employment information for families, food, music, vendors, and school supplies to be given away to students. This year is the eighth annual Imani Fest in which we plan to serve 1000+ students in our surrounding communities with school supplies, book bags, festival activities, and refreshments.

We also provide parents with information for the upcoming school year, essential living resources, and an hourly raffle where families received an opportunity to win a TV, iPods, gift certificates and more.

The festival activities include inflatable rides, fitness activities, face painting, craft/arts table, live animals games, the Fire Department, the Police Department, cotton candy, a community painted canvas art piece, free food, and beverages and more!


Our Objectives

We hope to achieve more participation in our after school programs at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy and Woodford Paideia. We also aim to prepare  students for the with new school supplies; so that they have the tools needed for success and also  to provide an opportunity for parents and adults to further their education/employment needs, provide health education information for the upcoming  school year.


Our Goals ...  

 Fundraising goal:  $10,000 - $12,000 

Attendance: 1,000 + 

Sponsors: 15-20 + 

Raffle items: 60-80 items  

Volunteers: 60 - 80 +

The Challenge We're Facing

At the Imani Family Center we believe that through interaction and learning we can grow as a community to appreciate and support one another. It is our mission to empower children & families to flourish. This summer, The Imani Family Center will be looking to supply over 600 grade school students with new school supplies and backpacks. We are asking for your support in ensuring the continued success of the festival.  

How you can help...

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Become a Donor

By donating you are aiding in a child’s academic success by providing them with the proper school supplies and learning tools need to succeed. So please make any contribution you can to help us reach our goal of $12,000 and 1,000 packed backpacks. The money raised will be used towards the purchase of school supplies, backpacks, festival materials, festival equipment and acquiring festival vendors. Every single dollar used will be specifically for the Imani Fest. We will be providing you with fundraising updates so you wont miss a thing on new information. 

You can also help us collect supplies by organizing your very own Imani school supply drive! 

  • Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.
  • Help teachers by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms so they don’t have to spend money from their own pockets.
  • By providing school supplies, you are supporting students, teachers and your local Cincinnati public schools.

Here is a list of suggested supplies. 

  • Paper: lined paper, copy paper, construction paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, index cards
  • Pencils & Pens: blue or black pens, #2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, pencil case, colored markers, crayons, highlighters, dry-erase markers
  • General Supplies: dry-erase boards, paper clips, 3-ring 2" binders, pocket folders, report covers
  • Classroom staples: stapler, staples, rulers, protractors, glue sticks, scissors, tape, calculator
  • Things you can never have too much of:  tissues, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer

 Arrangements for donation pick up or drop off can be made. Please email imanifamilycenter@gmail.com or call (513)621-3836.

    Mailed donations can be made out the Imani Family Center and mailed to:
                                                                                 45 Mulberry Street
                                                                              Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

    Monetary donations can also be made through our paypal account by clicking the yellow donate button below.

    The donations and sponsorship we receive bring so much to joy to our students, families and the community. Together we are transforming lives and building brighter features- but without you, it wouldn’t be possible. Thank you so much for your support.


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