Bengals makeover Covington Community Center

For the 14th year, the Cincinnati Bengals, along with United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund set aside a day to give back to the community at the annual “Hometown Huddle” effort.

This year volunteers fixed up the Life Learning Center in Covington on Tuesday, October 17, enhancing the playground area, installing planters and benches and painting the interior.

“The Hometown Huddle project is a terrific way for our players to give back to the community each year,” said Marvin Lewis, Bengals head coach. “The players get this chance to improve the facilities of one of the organizations that help our neighbors in need.”

The Life Learning Center, at 20 West 18th Street in Covington, has served more than 1,366 candidates since October 2006. There has been a 200% increase in enrollment from 55 to 111 candidates between 2014 and 2016. In 2016 alone, of the 111 candidates enrolled, 93% found employment.

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund, established in 2003, empowers youth education in the Greater Cincinnati area through ongoing outreach programs. Since its founding, the MLCF has raised more than $10.4 million and touched the lives of more than a half million people in the Cincinnati area. Programs include the Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund, “Learning Is Cool” Program, Coaching Clinic, Youth Football Camp and Hometown Huddle. Learn more at