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First Ladies Health Day, Oct. 9, 2016, 12-3pm

 News  admin  17-Sep-2016 12:00  0  2512 reads
First Ladies Health Day, Oct. 9, 2016, 12-3pm

Second Annual Health Day 2016
Sunday, October 9th 12-3pm
Seven Hills Neighborhood House

By taking one day – the same day – to pause and focus on our health in neighborhoods and community across Cincinnati we are drawing on the enormous power of unity with one message, Take Charge of Your Health. With over 38 churches and organizations offering screenings at 22 locations.

The First Ladies For Health (FLFH) is a faith-based, non-profit, volunteer organization focused on empowering our people to make informed choices about health.

First Ladies Health Day PSA: 45 from CitiCable on Vimeo.

Farewell to Wendy Yip and Santa Ono (July 22, 2016)

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Farewell to Wendy Yip and Santa Ono (July 22, 2016)

On July 22nd, Seven Hills Neigborhood House and the West End community said Farewell to two wonderful friends of the West End: Wendy Yip and her husband, former UC President, Santa Ono. who were moving to Vancouver, Canada, where Santa Ono was named president of the University of British Columbia.  

They have been wonderful friends to our communty, with Wendy serving on the board of Seven Hills Neighborhood House, and helping with a huge turn-around challenge there, and Santa reading books to kids at Hays-Porter, supporting Taft students at Tech-Olympics, and donating $25,000 to the West End.

While we wish them all the best in Vancouver, we'll miss them dearly! 

Wendy Yip Wendy Yip & Santa Ono Farewell Wendy Yip and Santa Ono Farewell

More pictures in our Photo Library

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, June 25th Community Summit

 News  admin  25-May-2016 19:10  0  4454 reads
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, June 25th Community Summit

Please save the date for our Community Summit on Saturday, June 25th at the CINTAS Center!

This is an opportunity to come together as a community, learn together, and create a CINCINNATI with opportunity for all.  We need everyone to help make this summit a success that lives beyond that day. 

All are welcome. Admission is free and breakfast, lunch, and child care will be provided. Please click on the link below to RSVP and share this link with your networks. ... a_WIHuVFgBz3j8sla8&e=">

West End Community Citizen Science Program

 News  admin  15-May-2016 15:40  0  2865 reads
West End Community Citizen Science Program

May 14, 2016 – At the Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses – Findlay Street Center, Dr. Melinda Butsch Kovacic and Curtis Maples, held the first “Meet and Greet” session to kick off the West End Community Citizen Science Program. This program is a research initiative intended to investigate strategies to identify and address potential public health concerns within the West End community specifically related to air pollution and drinking water. Under leadership of members of the community, the participants of the program will receive training in the application of the scientific process to gain insights into the public health and environment of the West End community.

The program is currently based in the Seven Hills Community Houses Center where it will also host its meetings. The program will last about two months which will culminate into a West End Clean Up Day and a presentation of the results of the study.

The program is currently seeking more volunteers. Those who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Curtis Maples at for more information.

West End Community Scientist Adult & Youth Program

 News  admin  12-May-2016 02:20  0  1714 reads
West End Community Scientist Adult & Youth Program

Apply today!!!!

West End wins a $10,000 @CityOfCincy "Engage ...

 News  admin  12-Mar-2016 11:30  0  1728 reads
West End wins a $10,000 @CityOfCincy "Engage Cincy!" grant!

The Seven Hills Neighborhood House couldn't be more happy and proud today! 

The Flash Revelry Pop-Up Theater proposed by team led by Alexis Kidd (Seven Hills Neighborhood House) and Paula Sherman (Carl Lindner YMCA) was one of five Cincinnati grassroots organizations that received the gift of a startup’s lifetime Saturday when they were presented with $10,000 checks to fund their efforts to help “Engage Cincy.”

The awards were given to the winners of the 2016 Engage Cincy Challenge Grant program, a unique community building competition. It gave residents, organizations and local charities a chance to win funding for the development, launch and promotion of their cutting-edge ideas for bettering a specific place in the city, or all of Cincinnati.


Flash Revelry Pop-Up Theater

Mar. 12

Team led by Alexis Kidd and Paula Sherman

Art, culture and entertainment are three obvious ways to help foster a relationship between a community and the group of people who live there. That’s the overall goal of the Flash Revelry Pop-Up Theater, which aims to provide residents of all ages with fun cultural enrichment events throughout the West End neighborhood.

Through this unique programming the residents of the West End will improve their relationships with each other while possibly developing stronger, most positive feelings about the place they call home. Events will range from performances by local ballet companies to fine art demonstrations to various live performers. It will also entail hosting traditional community-building events such as cook-outs and a community theater.

This program also includes the greater use of obvious outdoor spaces like parks but also otherwise unutilized vacant lots as well. Anchor facilities in the West End such as Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, the YMCA and local schools will also be used as event spaces and possibly partner on some events.

And we can’t forget the food. Whether it’s donated by a West End eatery or prepared by residents of the community, food will be abundant at Flash Revelry Pop-Up events

The all five winners are:

Click on the name of each winner for more information about the project.

Oversized checks were handed out to representatives of each project during the 14th annual Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus in Evanston.

West End Speaks (Dec. 8, 2015)

 News  admin  15-Dec-2015 21:30  0  3066 reads
West End Speaks (Dec. 8, 2015)

What do you value most? Is it education, programs for youth, safety, quality housing, or something else? What do you want to see in the West End Cincinnati?

These were the questions that West End neighborhood residents were asked at the Community meeting on Tuesday. At this meeting, we shared the results of community conversations and surveys and asked residents to set priorities that will be used to develop strategies in early 2016.

What is it all about? The West End is developing a plan for the community, by the community. The plan is being led by Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (the Nabe) in collaboration with community organizations and leadership. The plan’s community vision is like a roadmap to becoming a healthier, safer and economically stronger neighborhood.


More pictures are in our Photo Gallery

West End Speaks - Community Priorities Meeting (Dec. 8, ...

 News  admin  22-Nov-2015 10:10  0  3360 reads
West End Speaks - Community Priorities Meeting (Dec. 8, 2015)

If you care about the West End, we want to hear what you have to say.

What do you value most? Is it education, programs for youth, safety, quality housing, or something else? What do you want to see in the West End?

We invite you to come together with other West End residents to set the course for the neighborhood’s future. Your voice matters.

Monday, Dec. 8th, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Seven Hills Neighborhood House
901 Findley St.
Cincinnati, OH

At this meeting, we will share the results of community conversations and surveys and ask you to set priorities that will be used to develop strategies in early 2016.

You can RSVP now at or call Alexis at (513) 417-1956

More info: click here

West End Youth Summit (Dec. 5, 2015)

 News  admin  19-Nov-2015 11:00  0  2663 reads
West End Youth Summit (Dec. 5, 2015)

Join us at the Inaugural West End Youth Summit!

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 8:30am - 4:30pm

This event is FREE to the public

More Information:

Jasmine Himpries: 513-263-0221 (

Nichelle Woolfolk: 513-407-5362 

West End Baby Shower!!!

 News  admin  04-Nov-2015 04:40  0  2288 reads
West End Baby Shower!!!

West End Baby Shower!!!

We are excited to bring this wonderful event to our parents of children 3 and under and expectant mothers.

If you know of anyone who can benefit, feel free to pass this flyer and registration on to them.

Thursday, Nov. 5th
Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Please join us as we celebrate you!

We welcome expectant mothers & Mothers of toddlers ages 3 & under!
Enjoy Food, Receive Gifts, Play Games,
Gain Resources, & Information
Free childcare provided at the YMCA
Register at the Nabe or the YMCA

Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (the Nabe)
901 Findlay Street (corner of Findlay & Baymiller)

For More Information Call: (513) 407-5362

WE Speak

 News  admin  02-Sep-2015 11:20  0  2045 reads
WE Speak

We hope all residents, business owners, students, educators and West End Stakeholders will join us for our Community Conversations.

You can speak out in a personal video and share your thoughts:

  • Your story about your life and what matters to you in the West End 
  • Your hope for the neighborhood in the future
  • These stories and other community conversations will be the beginning of input from residents into a community Quality of Life plan.

We are proud to have been selected as one of the expanded Place Matters communities.

Plan to attend and let us hear your voice!

Refreshments will be provided

Local 12 TV reports on All-Star impact on West End ...

 News  admin  08-Jul-2015 08:40  0  2939 reads
Local 12 TV reports on All-Star impact on West End community

Local 12 TV just broadcast a great story about how All-Star Game in Cincinnati positively impacts West End neighborhood. They also featured interview with Alexis Kidd, the Executive Director of 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses:

The 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses community center will receive a major makover, and the former Sands School playground will get a total facelift. 

This is made possible to a donation by the Cincinnati Reds, Major Baseball League, and support from over 400 volunteers from Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Cincinnati Zoo

Please join the West End community at the Ribbon Cutting this Thursday, July 9th, at 3 PM at the 7 Hills Neighborhood Houses! 

Reds, P&G/Zoo Community Makeover Pre-Work Day and ...

 News  admin  08-Jul-2015 07:30  0  5002 reads
Reds, P&G/Zoo Community Makeover Pre-Work Day and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Reds Friends,
We hope that you’ll join us to celebrate the culmination of one of the Major League Baseball All-Star Legacy projects, right here in West End!
The Reds Community Fund, aimed at reaching out to the local community, has teamed up with volunteers from Procter & Gamble Co. and the Cincinnati Zoo to make a host of improvements to the 7 Hills Neighborhoods Houses center. 
This project is one of nine projects and it represent part of the five million dollar community investment that Major League Baseball and the Reds are completing in conjunction with local and regional partners and municipalities. 
Thursday, July 9th, 2015, 3 PM
7 Hills Neighborhood Houses
901 Findlay St. , Cincinnati, OH
See also the video from Local 12 providing more details about this wonderful gift to our neighborhood!

Kids Carnival on Thursday, July 9

 News  admin  04-Jul-2015 17:30  0  2653 reads
Kids Carnival on Thursday, July 9

To celebrate the All-Star Games in Cincinnati, the Reds, P&G, and 7 Hills Neighborhood Center are sponsoring a Kids Carnival, with

  • Face Painting,
  • Games,
  • Baseball Coaching,
  • Balloon Artists, and with
  • Garden & Plant Fun!

The event is taking place on:

Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 11:00am till 2:00pm

Location: Laurel Playgournd (corner of John St. and Liberty)

This event is free and open to the public!  

UC President Santa Ono Donates $25,000 to West End School ...

 News  admin  24-Jun-2015 05:30  0  1697 reads
UC President Santa Ono Donates $25,000 to West End School and Non-Profit

As reported by the pressUniversity of Cincinnati President Santa Ono has once again turned down his yearly bonus, this time asking that his $200,000 bonus instead be given to 14 scholarships and charities.

The West End neighborhood will also benefit from his generosity, as a local school and a non-profit have been selected by him to be part of it:

• $15,000 for Taft Information Technology High School
• $10,000 for Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses

Dr. Ono is such a wonderful inspiration for all of us!

His wife, Wendy, is also very much engaged in West End by leading several community improvement initiatives.

We thank them both for the ongoing support and their commitment to Cincinnati!

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