Fort Myers, FL, August 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– Bank of America has awarded a grant of $7,500 for general operating support to The Heights Foundation. The grant provides vital funding support to The Foundation that builds strong-self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.
“The poverty level for families in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average,” said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of The Heights Foundation. “This grant from Bank of America will help us continue our mission to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts.”
“Bank of America is committed to supporting organizations that are making a positive impact in our communities,” said Gina Gavio, Senior Vice President, Global Treasury Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “The Heights Foundation is doing amazing work and is a true champion for the Harlem Heights neighborhood.”
To learn more about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, visit heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.
About the Heights Foundation and The Heights Center
The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment.
Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
The Heights Foundation