Ohio Capital Impact Corporation sent over 500 children to various summer camps and activities across Ohio

 

The Ohio Capital Impact Corporation (OCIC) is committed to providing summer growth opportunities for children living in properties where OCCH has invested equity.  This summer, OCIC was able to send over 500 kids to camp with the help of our impact investors, Fifth Third Community Development Corporation and the Huntington Community Development Corporation.  Each camper received a backpack with a beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a water bottle.

On a site visit to YMCA Camp Ernst in Burlington, Kentucky, OCCH and Fifth Third CDC staff got to see residents of the Over-the-Rhine community in Cincinnati experience zip lines, rock wall climbing, obstacle courses, and boating at a 365 acre site with woods, fields, creeks, and a lake.   The kids were grouped by age group and formed strong bonds at this overnight camp.  Robyn Judge, a Vice President with Fifth Third CDC noted the opportunities for confidence building, camaraderie, and growth.   After the visit, she stated, “we are very pleased to have played a part in giving them the opportunity to have a wonderful summer experience.”

Additionally, OCIC was able to provide membership passes to the Ziegler Park Pool in Cincinnati for nearly 100 low-income households in the Over-the-Rhine community.   First Financial Bank helped sponsor the initiative.   At a celebration pool party on July 14, Jeanne Golliher, President and CEO of the Cincinnati Development Fund and OCCH Board member, spoke of the importance of making the pool available to the longtime low-income neighborhood residents who would otherwise struggle to attend this spectacular new pool in their neighborhood.


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