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WE ARE

EAST CARVER HEIGHTS

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

ECHCDC FADED LOGO

 

When we started East Carver Heights Community Development CorporationECHCDCwe knew that the kids in our community were facing challenges. We saw how violence and crime disrupted their lives and made it difficult for them to escape this violent cycle.

We recognized the transformative power of sports in our community. Sports were not just a game but a powerful tool that could help our children overcome the challenges they faced. They could strengthen their bodies, foster teamwork, and instill the value of perseverance through hard work.

 

However, we also understood that sports alone could not address all the needs of our children. That's why ECHCDC is more than just a soccer team—it's a comprehensive program that provides support and resources to help our children and families thrive in all aspects of life, both at school and home.

 

 

Our belief is simple yet powerful: when every community member has an equal opportunity to grow and succeed, the rewards are far greater than any gold medal. They extend to every aspect of life, enriching our community and fostering a brighter future for all.

HOW WE WORK

Lisa and Greg Herring ECHCDC Founders

GREG & LISA

MEET

...they are the founders who started East Carver Heights Community Development Corporation.

 

Before ECHCDC they lived in Atlanta, GA where they helped developed soccer teams with refugees. This is where they saw the real benefits of how sports can really bring a community together. The program was so successful they had the proud moment to see some of their players go on and play college level and even one went on to play professional level for Atlanta United.

Seeing the impact they made in Atlanta they wanted to bring that same love of soccer to Columbus, and Boxwood Soccer was born.

Lisa says, "without the help of local churches and donations  received towards ECHCDC, we wouldn't be here today helping the community we want to continue to grow."

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