A Comprehensive Community Initiative in three neighborhoods; Avondale, Covington and Price Hill
A funders’ collaborative of major regional philanthropic and business investors;
An ongoing partnership between the funders’ and neighborhoods;
Comprehensive Community Initiatives (CCIs) are:
Strategy-level initiatives to bring about measurable community change;
Initiatives that bring together evidence-based human services and proven community development strategies in an integrated pattern of work;
Community change based on cooperation among resident-led civic groups, social service agencies, community development entities, faith-based organizations, schools, the police, and businesses and units of government active in the community.
Avondale , Neighborhood in the Uptown area of Cincinnati long been majority African-American with many large institutions (universities, hospitals, Zoo);
Covington, Kentucky , historic Ohio River city, county seat of Kenton County, encompassing a variety of relatively small neighborhoods ranging from affluent to very low-income, that has lost population over the last few decades;
Price Hill , historic neighborhood undergoing rapid demographic change, with working class Catholic families (many of German stock) being replaced by African-Americans, Hispanics and Appalachians – comprised of distinct “sub-neighborhoods.”
The goal of this activity is to provide you with a practical CCI approach to consider for your community. You develop the model, we provide the peer review and together we discuss the assets and challenges of this approach.