CINCINNATI, Ohio — Ohio Stories is a Monday feature on artists and entrepreneurs from across the state working to make a living doing what they love.

This week, St Monica's Recreation Center in Cincinnati's Lincoln Heights is led by director Michael Pearl.

His quiet leadership, sense of humor and commitment to kids, helps to make a safe and nurturing space for families in the community. When schools closed due to the pandemic, Michael knew that he and his staff needed to rethink how to stay connected and continue to provide services for the kids.