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Moving South Cumminsville Out of Poverty through Sustainability: Net Zero Urban Village

South Cumminsville is a close-knit community, but it’s also one that is looking to eliminate poverty within a generation.

“About 3 years ago, we were asked by the community in South Cumminsville to help move the community out of poverty and to create a healthier place so that people would live longer and have opportunities for their grandchildren,” said Sister Barbara Busch, the Executive Director for Working in Neighborhoods.

While there are many gears that have to turn at same time to achieve their goal, one of those gears involves sustainable energy.

Read more about WIN’s community building and sustainability work, as featured on WKRC Channel 12.

WIN 2017 Hall of Fame: Inductees Honored for “Energizing Neighborhoods”

On Monday, November 20th, Working In Neighborhoods honored three individuals for their tireless efforts to improve communities across Greater Cincinnati.

Greater Cincinnati Neighborhood Builder: Patricia Garry, Executive Director of the CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati (retired) was recognized for her work as a longtime community activist and a tireless advocate for community development, housing, and neighborhoods.

Connector for Health and Housing:  Michael Fisher, President and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was recognized his advocacy addressing childhood poverty, infant mortality, and school readiness, as well as investing to drive community development and child health in Cincinnati neighborhoods.

Good Neighbor for Outstanding Business Commitment:  Greg Hyland, President of Cooper Electric was honored for his commitment to WIN’s mission and the South Cumminsville community where his business is located. He exemplifies his father’s advice: “If you want good neighbors, you have to be one.”

Congratulations to WIN’s 2017 Hall of Fame honorees. Special thanks to our emcee, Bob Herzog of WKRC-TV, our event sponsors including Fifth Third Bank, Cooper Electric, First Financial Bank, PNC Bank, Norton Outdoor Advertising, and many others, as well as everyone who donated auction items and volunteered to make WIN’s 2017 Hall of Fame a success!