Engaged Citizens. Innovative Ideas.

About FutureHeights

FutureHeights seeks to inspire and facilitate collaboration and empowerment across our communities to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

Since its grassroots inception in 2000, FutureHeights’ board of directors, staff and members share a set of beliefs that guide the organization in making thoughtful, sound, and appropriate decisions. Using this shared set of beliefs for strategic decision-making guides the organization to identify priorities, set goals, and implement programs. By acting on these values, the shared vision then becomes a reality. We value:

  • Diverse, inclusive, active and informed citizen participation in community decision making
  • Appreciation for the time, talent and various forms of support offered to our organization
  • Innovative ideas in addressing the challenges in our communities
  • Open and effective communication and partnerships among nonprofits, schools, local business, city government and citizens
  • Thriving local business community
  • Preservation of historic neighborhoods and commercial districts
  • High quality sustainability in design and architecture
  • Regional approach to innovation, planning and development