Lincoln Heights group honored by WeTHRIVE! for engaging families

The Heights Movement is the 2022 WeTHRIVE!℠ Champion for Family Engagement.

Syretha Brown and John Harris (pictured above) accepted the award on behalf of The Heights Movement, a nonprofit organization committed to the development of youth, young adults, and all residents of the Village of Lincoln Heights. The group focuses on economic development, education, and public health.

Opened community center in 2022

In September of 2022, the organization opened the Innovation Center, a space that provides Lincoln Heights residents of all ages with social, educational, cultural, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Center offers free programs such as yoga, financial literacy, afterschool tutoring, creative writing, and video editing and production. It also provides a free adult work space with computers and printers.

Brings programs, activities to the village

The Heights Movement engages Lincoln Heights residents through an array of endeavors, including:

  • My Brother’s Keeper: focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color.
  • Jackson Street Community Garden: residents plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce.

Honored by United Way

The Heights Movement was honored by United Way of Greater Cincinnati as a 2022 Greater Cincinnati Changemaker for demonstrating innovative ways to lift up their community and neighbors.

Response to Champion Award

When asked what the Champion Award means to the organization, The Heights Movement sent the following statement:

“This award shows that there really are no limits, because the residents of our great community are the heights.” 

We’re excited to honor The Heights Movement and look forward to watching their work evolve in 2023!

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