President & Co-Founder
Community Learning Center Institute
Darlene Green Kamine is the founding Executive Director of the Community Learning Center Institute, a not for profit agency which is dedicated to the development of all schools as community learning centers, responsive to the vision and needs of each school and its neighborhood. Previously she worked as a consultant to Cincinnati Public Schools to design, develop and implement the transformation of Cincinnati’s schools into community learning centers. Prior to her work with Cincinnati Public Schools, Kamine served for seventeen years as Magistrate of Hamilton County Juvenile Court where she organized the first dependency, neglect and abuse unit in the Court and overhauled practices and procedures which became the basis for new dependency law in Ohio.
Darlene is also the founder of ProKids, a nationally recognized child advocacy organization that provides volunteer guardians ad litem for abused, neglected and dependent children in the court system. She was also a co-founder of the Children’s Museum of Cincinnati and served as the president of their board. Her devoted voluntarism includes her service as President of the Junior League of Cincinnati, President of the American Bar Association Institute for Child Advocacy, and service on the boards of the Playhouse in the Park, Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Board, Brandeis University, Seven Hills School, and many other philanthropic organizations. She is also currently serving on the boards of Grad Cincinnati, MindPeace, Children’s Oral Health Network, and Growing Well Cincinnati.
Darlene is the author or editor of numerous publications and articles about the juvenile justice system and was an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. She has received numerous honors for her lifetime of professional and volunteer efforts on behalf of children.