Cleveland, OHIO – We Think 4 a Change, a pioneering non-profit organization committed empowering individuals and urban communities impacted by HIV/AIDS by reducing stigma through education, awareness, and healing efforts is proud to announce the grand opening of its new office, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 1st, 2023. The event, which coincided with World AIDS Day, was marked by inspirational speeches, a storytelling session, and a dessert reception.
Michelle Jackson Rollins, Executive Director of We Think 4 a Change, expressed her enthusiasm for this new chapter. “Today marks a significant milestone for our organization. This new space is not just an office; it's a place of hope and evidence of the glory of God in our community,” said Rollins. “Our efforts in caring for people living with HIV and making sure they get in care, stay in care and thrive in care have a new home, from which we will continue to fight HIV Stigma and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
The event was graced by the presence of Pastor Deante Lavender from Remedy Church Akron, who blessed the new space, and keynote speaker Tiffany Greene M.Ed., whose address left a lasting impact on the attendees.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a storytelling session where individuals shared powerful and moving accounts, underscoring the importance of the organization's mission.
Rollins added, “The stories we heard today reinforce our resolve to fight stigma and support those living with HIV. We are reminded that behind every statistic is a human story, and it is these stories that drive our work forward.”
Guests at the event embraced the spirit of World AIDS Day by wearing red, reflecting the organization's color and showing solidarity with the cause. The event concluded with a dessert reception, providing an opportunity for community members, supporters, and staff to connect and celebrate the new beginning.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of our community and the blessing of God. This journey is a collective effort, and together, we can create a future where everyone thrives” concluded Rollins.
For more information about We Think 4 a Change and its initiatives, please visit: www.wethink4achange.org
Michelle Jackson Rollins