CELEBRATING OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY 2020: Lift Our Voice – MORE INFO TO COME!
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In 2019, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing presented Celebrating Our Beloved Community: Rooted. Through this theme we explored the depth of our organization’s roots and the roots of those who have called Over-the-Rhine home for generations. Stories were shared with us that elevated the value of being rooted in such a vibrant and diverse neighborhood. We presented the ‘Building Our Beloved Community’ awards to partners who have played a significant role in helping us achieve our vision of quality stable housing for all in a socially, racially, and economically inclusive community: Peaslee Neighborhood Center, the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, and Bonnie Neumeier. View the video from the event, produced by Barbara Wolf, here, and check out the photos from the evening, taken by Angie Lipscomb, here.
Guests at our 2018 event had a blast celebrating the artistic talent that exists in our neighborhood and highlight how art has the ability to connect and strengthen our community in unique ways. Click here to check out the photo album on Facebook!
2018 Building Our Beloved Community award recipients were Cincinnati Development Fund and Georgia Keith!
We present the “Building Our Beloved Community Award” to an individual and an organization that have played a significant role in helping us achieve our vision of quality stable housing for all in a socially, racially, and economically inclusive community. Click here to see a list of past award recipients.
We are grateful to the following organizations that provided major support to OTRCH in 2018: Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, PNC Bank, Zillow Group, 3CDC, J-RAB, First Financial Bank, Parking Lot Management of Cincinnati, Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, Schmidt Heating and Cooling, Sisters of Charity, The Marianist Province of the United States, RiverHills Bank, US Bank, Cincinnati Development Fund, Impact Services, Franciscan Friars – Province of St. John the Baptist, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, City Studios Architecture, Model Group, Fifth Third Bank, Tidwell Group, Snowball Pest Control, John Hueber Homes and Patty Hord.
Each year at this event, we seek a different “lens” through which we can view Over-the-Rhine. We’ve explored the meaning of “community” from the perspective of experts, both local and national. We’ve turned to the voices of our neighborhood, presenting them with the unique weaving of a story teller. In 2017, we heard testimonies from residents, neighbors, and staff about how their lives have been touched by Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and the significance of community. Check out these videos we shared in 2016: Todd’s Story and Angie’s Story.