101 Stories: Victoria Grooms

By The Children's Theatre

Celebrate TCT’s 101st season as it comes to a close as we applaud and appreciate those who contributed to the organization’s magic throughout our century-long journey.  During 10 weeks of recognition, we honor individuals who have been instrumental in the success of TCT, and who have not only helped TCT grow in mission, but also thrive, thanks to their passion.  It is these people and their moments in our history that shaped TCT to become what it is today. We encourage you to consider giving a gift in their honor to ensure the sustainability of TCT’s mission for the next 100+ years. 

Victoria Grooms

Victoria Grooms was a TCT Board Member from 2000-2009.  She is currently Manager, Admissions, Greater Cincinnati for Per Scholas, providing skills training and access to employer networks at no cost to individuals often excluded from tech careers. Its mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers and to connect skilled talent to leading businesses.

Prior to joining Per Scholas as Associate – Admissions, Ms. Grooms worked as a trained HR professional with a total of 17 years of experience in banking and the non-profit sector. Her most recent experience was with Cincinnati’s CityLink Center as the Operations Support Coordinator where she helped individuals navigate services and offerings for poverty alleviation. This included collaboration with Per Scholas as a key service partner.

Victoria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mt. St. Joseph University and is a native of Cincinnati. She also graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Music Theater. She has lived abroad in Caracas, Venezuela, is married with two children, and enjoys traveling, modeling, and experiencing new restaurants

Ms. Grooms says:

“As an SCPA grad, I always valued the importance of the arts. I brought my children to The Children’s Theatre’s productions when they were young and can attest. It is a great way to introduce young children to the theatre and to all the arts. Theatre is so inspirational to children. They may or may not have the desire or a talent of their own, but watching children’s theatre may spark something in them to pursue something they never thought they had inside them. I am so glad I was able to be a part of this organization for 12 years and give back in that way.” 

Would you honor Victoria Grooms with a gift to recognize the impact made on TCT?

After TCT’s performance of TOM SAWYER: A RIVER ADVENTURE at the Tall Stacks Festival (2003)

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