Renaissance Heights United is a partnership dedicated to the proposition that everyone deserves the opportunity to live and raise their children in communities where they can achieve their full potential. Because entrenched poverty and lack of opportunity is often tied to place, we are place-based and neighborhood-focused. As a Purpose Built Network member, our work focuses on establishing mixed-income housing opportunities, a cradle-to-career education pipeline, and robust community health and wellness programs.
We are grateful for the many partners helping us achieve our objectives, including ACH Child and Family Services, Child Care Associates, the City of Fort Worth, Columbia Renaissance Square, Cook Children’s, Fort Worth ISD Leadership Academy, William M. McDonald YMCA, North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc., Purpose Built Communities, Texas Wesleyan University, The Shoppes at Renaissance, and Uplift Education.
One thing I’d say about Renaissance Heights is that it shows you really can’t have any preconceived notions about who can come together and make this work. Different organizations came, and we never had jealousies or competing interests between or among the partners. Everybody came together once they got the vision.