About Us

Who We Are
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Since 2000…

We are building a legacy of strong families for generations to come.

Our History

Founded by Ron & Catherine Tijerina in 2000, The RIDGE Project is a Christian, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering generational responsibility in individuals and improving the lives of families throughout the state of Ohio. Our organization believes that strong families produce strong children, who will pass on that legacy of strength to future generations.

Families Served

Incarcerated Served

Youth Served


proud to be serving Ohio

Our Mission

“To establish a path of honor, discipline, and integrity; by way of education, motivation, and inspiration; in order to lead families into a future defined by hope, peace, and righteousness for generations to come.”.

Award-winning programs

From fatherhood, to relationship development and adolescent programs, our programs transform families.

transformative outcomes

Through third-party evaluations and research, our programs are making an impact in families, organizations and communities.

Excellence in giving

We invest time and effort into transparency communicate detailed and accurate information.

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Building family legacies

Generational Restoration

effective outcomes

The vision of The RIDGE Project, Inc. is to serve our community, state, and nation by reaching out to struggling families, youth, and individuals.

serving ohio

We are proud to serve men, women and adolescents throughout the state of Ohio. 

Evidence-based outcomes

Through years of rigorous research and analysis, our cutting edge programs meet the outcomes that transform men and women.

Transformative programs

Our programs are designed to reach into the prisons – physical, mental, and spiritual – and offer freedom to the captives.

generational restoration

We consistently work to restore one family at a time. Our organization empowers generational responsibility within individuals and families.

About us

Our Directors

Ron Tijerina

Co Founder, Co-Executive Director & Author. 

Catherine Tijerina

Co Founder, Co-Executive Director & Author.

Chris Ridley

Director of Operations for the RIDGE Project.