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August 2018
Community artwork was completed at the West End Business District Event on 6/30/18. This is the new logo for the forming West End Business Alliance. Logo design by Allen Woods of Mortar Cincinnati and community artwork design by Mike Brown, Sr of the West End Art Gallery.

West End SPEAKS to West End ACTS

When the West End SPEAKS community plan was created back in May of 2016, it was concluded that seven themes would be the focus areas of West End residents and stakeholders. Neighborhood housing and business goals were and still are at the top of the list.
To spark West End business engagement, a West End Business Festival was held on Saturday, June 30th. It was a free, family friendly event to attract attention to neighborhood businesses.



If you are a West End business owner and would like to be involved as a member of the forming West End Business Alliance, please contact Tia Brown at tia.brown@7hillsnh.com or 513-407-5362. Business Team meetings are held every 2nd Monday at Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses @ 5:30p. 


This beautiful mural was dedicated on June 25th! We now have our very first ArtWorks mural in the West End. Take a stroll down Findlay St. and check it out!
Thank you to all the community partners who made this mural possible. ArtWorks, LISC, City of Cincinnati, Susan O'Malley Foundation and Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and many others!


 

As part of the deal to put a stadium in the West End, FCC signed a community benefits agreement with the community to pump dollars into the neighborhood over the course of 30 years. “I have on sunglasses to keep from showing you the tears I have in my eyes man,” said Nick Johnson. “This has been a long time coming. Jeff kept his promise and I’m lost for words actually. “ Johnson is the CEO and a coach with the Lil’ Senators youth football organization in the West End. On Wednesday June 27th, FC Cincinnati delivered brand new helmets and practice jerseys to the team.

 
New pads are also on the way. A direct financial cost of the donation wasn’t revealed, but it was said that the bill for all the new equipment hit five digits. Johnson says the current equipment is 15 years old. “We have equipment where the manufacturers are no longer in business, so there is no warranty. We got a lot of that. Just waiting for God to bless us and he sent FC our way,” said Johnson. 
See the full report here

Other CBA benefits from FCC include: 
- WECC is a signer to the agreement
- $100,000 for a housing study
- $50,000 for a "communications consultant"
- "support" the Port's efforts to invest in equitable housing development in the West End
- help raise funds for housing support in the neighborhood

- at least $100,000 each year for Community Programs
- at least $100,000 each year for the West End Youth Soccer Program
- host two jobs fairs in the West End
- provide West End residents with "priority for employment opportunities" 
- full-time employees at least $15 per hour
- provide community organizations with "priority for volunteer opportunities"

With development comes questions, concerns and the opportunity for you to be more active with the events happening in your neighborhood.
Attend West End Community Council meetings every 3rd Tuesday @ 6pm at the CHL YMCA and join a WE SPEAKS team today! Contact Tia Brown at tia.brown@7hillsnh.com or call 513-407-5362 for more information.

WE SPEAKS COMMUNITY TEAMS
  • BUSINESS
  • CLEAN
  • COMMUNITY
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • HOUSING
  • SAFETY
  • YOUTH & EDUCATION
WE Speaks Quality of Life Plan
It was so rewarding to attend the Camp Joy 81st Anniversary celebration on July 9th . New and old campers were in attendance to commemorate the historical significance of Camp Joy and its roots in the West End at Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses. One of the very first campers from 1937 was there to share in the event, 91 year old Frank Wetenkamp. Also June and Larry Turner, married for over 58 years who met at Camp Joy while one was a camp counselor and the other a staff member at Seven Hills Neighborhood House.



The West End is rich with history and stories. Share your West End story so we all can learn and grow closer as a community. If you know someone who should be featured as a "Difference Maker", please let us know! Contact Tia Brown at tia.brown@7hillsnh.com or call 513-407-5362.
The Cincinnati Neighborhood games took place the last week in July with the finale on Saturday, July 28th. Last year the West End  was in 13th place. But this year for the overall metal count, the West End tied for 2nd place with Westwood with a total of 15 metals!! In 1st place this year was Clifton.  The next Games are scheduled for 2020. Make sure you are a part of the fun, because we plan to win! GO WEST END!

Fun fact: Did you know if you have an EBT card, the Cincinnati Children’s Museum has a program called MUSEUMS FOR ALL which allows you entrance into the museum for only $2 each (bring up to 10 other guests) 

SEE YOU THERE

Lincoln’s basketball courts are getting a colorful makeover from Project Backboard!
Artist Adrienne Gaither’s creative style will be applied to these courts
to represent the culture and people! There will be basketball games, food trucks, other games and giveaways to celebrate this special event! It all takes place on Tuesday, July 31 at 1p.m. at Lincoln Recreation Center, 1027 Linn Street, 45203 (basketball courts are on Clark Street). Register by calling CRC’s Athletics Division at 513.352.4020.
Petite Cuties to Full Figured Beauties! This is a body positivity fashion show.  Light refreshments will be served. Show starts at 5p on Thursday, August 9th at Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses. For more information call Mildred Patterson at 513-407-5362 or mildred.patterson@7hillsnh.com.

EVENTS & MEETINGS:

  • Tues 7/31 Project Backboard: Lincoln Rec Center @ 1p- 7p
  • Tues 8/7 National Night Out: Corner of Linn & Findlay @ 6p -8p
  • Wed 8/8 WE Art Gallery Workshop: 1721 Baymiller @ 4p
  • Thurs 8/9 Fashion Show: 7Hills @ 5p
  • Sat 8/11 Crime Survivor Training: 7Hills @ 10a
  • Tues 8/14 CCPA 1st Day of School Welcome Students @ 8a
  • Wed 8/15 CPS 1st Day of School
  • Thur 8/23 CityLink Center Celebration: CLC @ 6:30p
  • Sat 9/1 2nd Annual West End Day: Wade St Park @ 12p
  • Business Team Meeting: 2nd Mondays: 7Hills @ 5:30p
  • SisterLink Group: Wednesdays: 7Hills @ 5:30p
  • West End Exec. Community Council: 2nd Tuesdays: CHL YMCA @ 6p
  • West End Community Council: 3rd Tuesdays: CHL YMCA @ 6p
  • Safety Sector Meeting: 4th Wednesdays: CityLink Center @ 6p
  • Healthy Harvest Mobile Market: Fridays, Stanley Rowe @ 10a-12p
  • Carl H Lindner YMCA Schedule
  • Lincoln Rec Center Schedule
  • Sat 10/6 Ezz Fest: Laurel Park, more details coming soon!

Visit the West End Community Council & Seven Hills Neighborhood House Facebook pages for more information on upcoming events.

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Whether you would like to contribute to our general fund or make a donation to offset the expenses incurred while conducting programs, we sincerely appreciate your support. All donations are tax deductible, as Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses is a federally recognized 501c3.



MEET THE EDITOR

Tia Brown is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and is blessed to call the West End home.

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Thank You LISC for the continued support of the West End Community.

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