Engaged Citizens. Innovative Ideas.



Are you filled with ideas and energy for improving your community? Can you give time and talent to make the Heights an even better place to live?

FutureHeights seeks candidates for its board of directors to fill seats as current members’ terms expire. New board members will serve a three-year term. Applicants should be members of Cleveland Heights or University Heights communities. Applicants should have a vested interest in the organization and the communities it serves and have the time and talent to donate to the success of the organization and its programming. Applications are due by March 1, 2024.

ELEVATE OUR HEIGHTS! FutureHeights Winter Annual Fund Drive

On February 1, FutureHeights launched “Elevate Our Heights,” the winter annual fund drive. This is the time of year where we ask the community and our supporters for their financial support as we are gearing up to provide our many programs for the year ahead. Your financial support is greatly needed so that FutureHeights may offer our programs, space, support, and the Heights Observer, a community newspaper that is printed and online, at no cost to the residents we serve in Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

All month long, we’ll be featuring information on our programs and events, our volunteers, our fabulous board members, and many of the other non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups we support.

We would love to hear your FutureHeights story! Please feel welcome to share here or send us an email.

We have a few special tidbits to share with you as you think about giving to “Elevate Our Heights.”  First, we want to share that the Board of Directors is offering a match to your donation!

Donations received by Leap Day will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500.00!

Also, we are extremely excited to share that the first 10 donors to give $500.00 will be invited to a one-of-a -kind dining experience and house tour featuring Chef Rasoul of Saroj & Carlos, hosted by Laura Ospanik and Stephen Robbins in their fabulous Ambler Heights home.

We know that a lot of organizations are vying for your attention and support. If you are looking to make a difference locally, supporting FutureHeights with programs that directly supports the community is an excellent choice! To assist in that support, FutureHeights is now able to allow our donors to split their annual donation into monthly or quarterly payments. Just let us know when you send a check, or choose this option online.

Thank you to our current supporters and to our future  supporters. It may sound a little cliché, but we really couldn’t  be who we are without all of you!

Kristine Pagsuyoin
FutureHeights, Executive Director
Heights Observer, Publisher


Established in 2002, our organization acts as a steward to our residents, businesses, other community-based organizations and local government in the areas of fair housing, planning and development, civic engagement, communications and media, and the arts.  We develop programming that serves to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights. We proudly serve as a Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the City of Cleveland Heights.


We revitalize distressed neighborhoods by rehabbing and preserving affordable safe homes through the FutureHomes & Revitalization Program. This reduces decay and repurposes vacant and abandoned properties, empowers neighborhoods to thrive and create an environment for future investment.

Our FutureHomes & Revitalization  Program (est. 2019) has overseen the purchase, rehab and sale of over 20 houses in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods with the aim of promoting fair housing practices and increased owner-occupancy rates.


Community economic development creates job and entrepreneurship opportunities, which anchor financial and social capital with the Cleveland Heights and University Heights communities. This stabilization effort brings back basic amenities to communities and improves the quality of life for residents. Current programs include the Heights Music Hop and Best of the Heights


We publish and distribute the Heights Observer (est. 2008), which serves as the free community newspaper for both Cleveland Heights and University Heights. Our newspaper is pure citizen journalism: a place where all stakeholders can share news and opinions about the community.


We empower residents to efficiently use community resources to address local needs and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods through our CrowdSourced Conversations, by providing Neighborhood Mini-Grants for neighborhood projects, and by providing leadership development and encouraging community ownership to residents who want to take local action and create lasing change to improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Series.

Volunteers with Intention and Purpose

We provide opportunities that allow volunteers to serve with intention and purpose based on the strengths they bring to the organization, or the skills they would like to develop through volunteering. Whether a volunteer is interested in building their resume, broadening their social or professional network, leadership development, or making meaningful contributions after retirement, our volunteers form a true partnership with FutureHeights. Become a VIP!


We offer the FutureHeights Conference Room FREE at the Coventry PEACE Campus for other groups who serve the residents of Cleveland Heights or University Heights and need a place to gather for meetings or small events. Additionally, we guide and support new groups by serving as a fiscal agent and providing resources.


Your financial support is greatly needed so that FutureHeights may offer our programs, space, support, and a community newspaper at no cost to the residents we serve. 

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Business Directory

Independent and locally based businesses help define the unique quality of Cleveland Heights and University Heights. The owners of these businesses are our neighbors and friends. When you buy from them, more of your money stays right here in the community. Check it out.

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