Olivia Clifton Named Programs and Volunteer Coordinator, The Heights Center
(Fort Myers, FL – November 14, 2023) – Olivia Clifton has been named Programs and Volunteer Coordinator at The Heights Center. The organization works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers. Clifton will coordinate and oversee all volunteer activities at The Heights Center including recruiting, interviewing, and hiring volunteers, and placing volunteers in roles. She is responsible for staffing outreach events at The Heights Center, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Back to School. She is also responsible for coordinating programs including, the Center’s daily after school program and adult education GED and ESL classes.
“Olivia is passionate about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds to advance their opportunities for success,” said Kathryn Kelly, founder, president and CEO of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. “Her drive and experience working with underrepresented and marginalized groups will be an asset to our team,”
Before joining The Heights Center, Clifton worked as the assistant director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Inclusive Excellence Center. She was responsible for supporting and advocating for the success of marginalized students while promoting inclusivity across the campus. She earned her Master of Public Health in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion and Bachelor of Biological Sciences from UWM.
For more information about The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center, visit www.heightsfoundation.org. To learn about volunteer and outreach opportunities, email Olivia Clifton at email@example.com or call (239) 482-7706 extension 4008.
About The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center
The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our 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.
Heights Early Learning serves more than 85 babies through 4 years old. The Heights Center serves 163 children in AfterSchool and 153 children in SummerCamp. The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 200 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.
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. As a result, families cannot easily access family support services in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs within the neighborhood.