Our History

History of Investment

2011 - HHF works with the Erie Community Foundation to establish a school-based health center in Wayne School

2012 - HHF works with Victory Christian on Eagle's Nest program

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2014 - HHF is the first Community School corporate partner at Wayne School (and later East Middle School)  

2019 - HHF partners with ECF, Erie Insurance and the City of Erie on Count Me In 

2020 - HHF partners with neighborhood centers on COVID response 

2021 - HHF is the initial funder for the Erie Center for Arts & Technology’s $12M Wayne School Reimagined Project, and is followed by ECGRA and ECF as additional funders 

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2021 - HHF is invited to participate with other members of the UPMC system in a national summit on healthcare and housing sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

2022 – ECAT forms the Wayne Health & Wealth Equity District and forms a steering committee of area business owners, residents, and students. 

2022 - ECAT conducts a Wayne District-wide property survey and publishes a Neighborhood Development Plan that explores work in housing, career training, and community development based on data collected in the District. (East 6th to East 12th; Bayfront Parkway to Pennsylvania Ave).* 

* Pulaski-Lighthouse Neighborhood in Erie Refocused is defined as "needing stabilization” 

2023 – Daria Devlin is hired by HHF as the Director of Social Impact 

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2023 - HHF board approves the formation of BUILD CDC in Dec 2023 after a three-month feasibility study conducted by Wyatt Schroeder of Bowling Business Strategies. 

2024 - BUILD's board is formed, 501(c)(3) status is filed, and staffing brought on board.