For the past 35 years, WIN has set out to develop a comprehensive, sustainable method to address home ownership and family stability. We work with residents to target strategic areas that will benefit from development. We transform vacant buildings into homes by renovating and rebuilding. We empower residents to become leaders who can advocate on behalf of their communities. And we strengthen families and neighborhoods by providing the tools needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency, allowing residents to invest in the future of their families and their community as homeowners.
Kurt Keller began his career in civil engineering and construction management in 1957, supervising major public works projects like bridges, transportation terminals, and highways throughout the United States. He’s overseen the construction of naval bases and harbors in places as far flung as the Middle East and North Africa. He’s worked as a landscape architect, engineering inspector, and land surveyor, and has taught classes in construction technology. He’s also fluent in French and German–a real Renaissance Man.
Kurt has been part of the WIN family since his retirement in the 1980s, a core and founding member of the all-volunteer “Downhill Construction Crew.” Kurt has served as Working In Neighborhoods’ construction manager on several housing development projects over the past three decades, generously providing his expertise and guidance to build homes in South Cumminsville, Northside, Spring Grove Village and CUF.
When WIN’s housing development team needs to assess the potential of a vacant, foreclosed property and decide if it can be transformed into safe, efficient, owner-occupied home, Kurt is our on-site inspector and resident engineer. He can look at a blighted house and say, “This is not a problem. It can be done.” We cannot thank Kurt enough for everything he’s contributed to Working In Neighborhoods’ in support of our mission, the families who’ve been able to realize their dream of homeownership, and the communities that have become stronger having them as neighbors.
We’re documenting our housing development work by featuring this rehab of 1301 Cedar Avenue. We started work in the summer of 2013. This home is part of a broader community development project in College Hill to stabilize Cedar Avenue, upgrade housing and provide opportunities to new, first-time home-buyers. We’re pretty excited with how everything is coming together. Check out other WIN homes here.
This year WIN once again will be a partner in one of Cincinnati’s largest charitable fund raisers, the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The race also features both 10k & 5k races, a variety of kids’ runs and a fun run. Check out all the weekend events here.
As a Partner Charity, 100% of WIN’s Flying Pig race sponsorships and Piggest Raffle Ever raffle tickets proceeds will support our mission. Incidentally, a WIN-supporter was the grand prize winner of the 2013 Piggest Raffle Ever. The anonymous winner then generously donated the prize winnings to Working In Neighborhoods to further our work in the community.
For more information about WIN at the 2014 Flying Pig Marathon, contact Patricia Plank at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 541-4109 x 132.
Email email@example.com to receive WIN’s discount promotion code before registering for your Flying Pig event. The code will allow you to receive a discount on your registration and designate a portion of the entry fee to Working In Neighborhoods. All race registration and raffle ticket purchases must go through the Flying Pig website. The deadline to use WIN’s discount code is April 18th! Our race planning team is already working to make the 2014 WIN and the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon a fun and successful weekend.
Adopt a pig and you’ll be supporting WIN’s mission. You’ll also have a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Piggest Raffle Ever: A 2-year lease on a 2014 Toyota Prius. To adopt your lucky piggies, click here–and don’t forget to select Working In Neighborhoods from the drop down list (we’re waaaaaay at the bottom).
The Cincy Charity Golf Ball Drop will take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Marge Schott Baseball Stadium on the University of Cincinnati Campus. By purchasing a golfball for $5, you could win $10,000 and help WIN promote homeownership in greater Cincinnati. Let’s reach our goal of raising $6,000 for WIN! Read more about the event here.