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Welcome, Brenda and Kasia!

We are thrilled to welcome Brenda Bailey and Kasia Bufford to the FutureHeights staff! Brenda Bailey Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator Brenda moved to Cleveland Heights in 2020 and quickly adopted the catchphrase “and I can walk there from my house!” She loves the accessibility and diversity of this city, and embraces its shop local […]

Fall Neighborhood Mini-Grant Applications Now Open!

Calling all Cleveland Heights and University Heights change-makers: tell us about your dream projects for your neighborhoods by applying for a Neighborhood Mini-Grant!  We can offer up to $1,000 in funding to help you start or sustain the community-building work you are doing.  The deadline to apply is September 15.  Learn more about our program […]

FutureHeights welcomes Hilary Shickler

WELCOME, HILARY! Hilary Schickler has officially joined the FutureHeights team as the Director of FutureHomes and Revitalization. She comes to the organization with a background in non-profit real estate development. A graduate of Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs program with a concentration in planning. She started her professional career at Detroit Shoreway Community […]

FutureHeights Names Kristine Pagsuyoin New Executive Director

Friday, February 3, 2023 Dear FutureHeights Community, After an extensive search process, we are pleased to announce the FutureHeights Board has named Kristine Pagsuyoin the new Executive Director of FutureHeights. Kristine’s leadership and housing background, combined with a passion for community engagement and community building, will further advance the mission of FutureHeights. Kristine brings a […]

Thank you, Micah Kirman!

FutureHeights extends great appreciation for our Interim Executive Director, Micah Kirman, who fulfilled the role from April 2022-February 2023.  Micah’s background in planning and development as well as housing greatly benefited our FutureHomes program and supported the work of the Severance Action Group (SAG).  From his time as a FutureHeights Board member all the way […]

2023 Best of the Heights Voting Closed March 15th

Show your appreciation for our locally owned, independent businesses by voting for your favorites in the annual FutureHeights Best of the Heights Awards contest! Best of the Heights is an annual public opinion survey focused on honoring businesses in a variety of categories and their contributions to the vitality of Cleveland Heights and University Heights. […]

January 13th is the deadline to apply for NLWS 2023

Cleveland Heights residents: join the legacy of local leadership by participating in the 2023 Neighborhood Leadership Workshop Series (NLWS).  This interactive program teaches strengths-based community-building skills while connecting you with resources and, above all else, with an outstanding cohort of residents who love their neighborhoods as much as you do!  Program dates are January 22, […]

2022 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Celebration

13 Community-Lead Projects – $9,700 Awarded. Let’s Celebrate! FutureHeights joyfully invites you to an evening of celebration for our 2022 Neighborhood Mini-Grant Award Recipients. Our program offers funding up twice annually (Spring and Fall) to support community-building initiatives, projects, and programs in Cleveland Heights and University Heights. Groups can apply for up to $1,000 to […]

Crowdsourced Conversations #4: Civic Engagement – Survey

Participate in the final Crowdsourced Conversations survey of 2022! This survey, on the topic of Civic Engagement, is being conducted by FutureHeights and several other local organizations & neighborhood groups to co-host community conversations.  We hope to gather data about what Cleveland Heights and University Heights residents see as priorities, but also to help us […]

ARPA Funds Survey Weekend – Sept 17 & 18

ARPA Fund Survey Weekend aims to boost resident participation to determine fund allocation The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has designated $38.8 million to the City of Cleveland Heights.  To date, funds has been allocated to support lost revenue ($10 million), sewer repair ($18 million),  first responders ($460,000), local businesses ($1,000,000), Noble Rd […]

Heights Music Hop is Back in 2022

Heights Music Hop, an initiative of FutureHeights, is a multi-venue annual event using music as the vehicle to help build community for Heights residents and raise awareness of the Heights as a destination for those living outside the community. Heights Music Hop 2022 will take place September 10 in the Cedar Lee and Noble Neighborhoods! […]

Welcome, Jessica Schantz!

For many years now, Jessica Schantz has served as the E-News Manager for the Heights Observer and we are pleased to announce her expanded role as the FutureHeights Office Manager.  In addition to her continued work on the Observer e-news, she will be working on Membership and Donations and just may be the pleasant voice […]

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