FH is committed to racial equity and justice
Like many across the nation, we at FutureHeights are appalled by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and similarly troubling incidents elsewhere. We stand in solidarity with people of color, who have endured injustice and inequality for far too long. As a grass-roots, citizen-based organization, FutureHeights has worked for decades to engage and empower all residents, regardless of race, age, income and gender. With a mission “to inspire and facilitate collaboration and empowerment across our communities to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights,” we know that this cannot be achieved until all voices and experiences are valued and respected. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to our key values—among them “diverse, inclusive, active and informed citizen participation in community decision making.” Despite our past efforts, we know we can do better and are committed to doing so. Our staff, board and volunteers will work even harder to incorporate the principles of racial equity, diversity and inclusion in all of our work and nurture an environment that reflects and supports the entire community we serve.