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Happy Holidays from WIN!


The staff at Working In Neighborhoods want to wish everyone a  happy, healthy and peaceful holiday and a wonderful 2015. Special thanks to our volunteers, donors and partners for supporting WIN’s work in Cincinnati neighborhoods in 2014!

2014 Hall of Fame Honors Local Leaders

On Tuesday November 11th, WIN recognized five Cincinnati-area leaders for their work to make our community stronger, healthier, and greener. Honorees included:

  • Yousuf Ahamd, President & CEO of Mercy Health, for Leadership in Implementing Diversity in Healthcare Access
  • Brewster Rhodes, Executive Director for Green Umbrella, for Leadership in Growing a Green Future  Together
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chip & Jan Malley, Humanitarian League & Founders of the Little Red School House for Leadership in Inspiring and Motivating Children Through Education
  • Steve Melink, Founder and President, Melink Corporation for Corporate Leadership in Innovative Green Technology 

 2014 Annual Fund Campaign

Adopt a House-Make a Home

WIN has protected over $129,672,000 in assets for Greater Cincinnati. It impacts all of us. At the end of 2013, WIN saved 1,471 homes from foreclosure. It’s not over. WIN assisted over 9,154 low and moderate-income families in the purchase of their first home. Our work is not finished. WIN developed 160 homes for first-time homeowners. We have more houses to build. WIN has a success rate of 95% in homeowner retention. This is important. Over 65% of our homes were sold to single mothers with children. This is powerful. Adopt A House Adopt a House – Make a Home is your invitation to join with Working In Neighborhoods – We are not one house – one family, we are house by house, street by street, transforming neighborhoods. Your gift can make the home secure with a door, lights to warm the home, smoke alarms to watch over the family, or perhaps a mailbox to make it their own. If we all walk together, we can build the framework brick by brick, and raise the roof transforming houses into homes. In 2014, WIN’s goal is to raise $313,900 during our Adopt a HouseMake a Home Annual Campaign. We need your support more than ever. You will make a difference in the lives of so many and help Make a Home.


 Read WIN’s Fall 2014 Newsletter


Read about WIN’s ongoing housing development in College Hill, South Cumminsville’s revitalization efforts, and WIN’s upcoming Hall of Fame celebration. Subscribe to WIN’s quarterly e-news, or download a pdf version of the Fall 2014 Newsletter.