YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions
YNDC Creates Over
100 Homeowners!
YNDC is proud to announce we have created 106 homeowners to date! These homeowners have participated in a combination of YNDC’s HUD-Approved Housing Counseling and Education, Community Loan Fund, and Strategic Acquisition and Rehabilitation programs. Read More

Buy a CSA Share NOW!
The success of our Iron Roots programs (like CSA) help us sustain the farm and allow us to continue to provide farm programs and services to the community! Buy an Iron Roots CSA share and enjoy delicious fresh fruits and vegetables for 20 weeks from June through October. Please contact farm staff by phone at 330.480.0423 or email at produce@yndc.org. Click here for more info about our Iron Roots CSA.

Homes for Sale
REVITALIZED and Ready FOR SALE for $45,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. ft.: 1580
Under Construction
and available for purchase for $55,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. ft.: 1711
Under Construction
and available for purchase for $55,000.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 954
Homes can be purchased by buyers who commit to occupying the property they purchase with bank financing or cash. If you need help to improve your credit or financial situation to obtain a mortgage loan we recommend you enroll in our free housing counseling program. Please call Tammi at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how we can help you become a homeowner.

YNDC Announces Youth Greening Grant Winners!
YNDC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Youth Greening Grant program competition. This year’s projects include an orchard, community gardens, and other beautification projects. Click here for the list of winners.

Oak Hill Neighborhood Mural Installed
A mural has been installed in the Oak Hill Neighborhood at the Needles Eye Christian Life Center on Oak Hill Avenue. Together, Four Square Block Watch and YNDC team members created the Oak Hill Mural’s theme. Read More

During the month of May you have FIVE opportunities to get involved in your community. Be part of making Youngstown’s neighborhoods a great place to live, work, and play! Help us REVITALIZE our city! Read More

Fully Revitalized Brownlee Woods Home Sold to New Homeowner
In April 2017, YNDC sold a fully revitalized home in the Brownlee Woods Neighborhood to a new homeowner. 1674 Wakefield Avenue sold for $55,000. Congratulations to the new homeowners and thank you for your investment in Youngstown’s neighborhoods.
YNDC Hosts Greenhouse Building Workshop
On April 15, Farm Manager Corey Maizel taught a class on building hoophouses. Over 30 people participated in the workshop, which focused on affordable season extension. The class built a simple 10' x 20' hoophouse with a cost of around $250. Read More
Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service
On April 4, Mayor John A. McNally and Commissioner Rimedio-Righetti, along with elected officials across the county, participated in the fifth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Read More

Homeowner Spotlight
In March 2017, John bought his new Cornersburg home at 3367 S. Wendover Circle. We asked John why he chose to live in Youngstown and he responded, “I love the city, and this is a great neighborhood, so it was a no brainer.”
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Volunteers Clean Up Indianola Corridor
On Saturday, April 1, over 150 volunteers cleaned up the Indianola Corridor around Cardinal Mooney High School at the Indianola Corridor Workday. 950 feet of sidewalk was scraped and 195 cubic yards of debris was removed. Read More

Volunteers Clean Out Vacant Home at
960 Bonnie Brae
On Saturday, April 15, more than 50 volunteers helped clean out a vacant home at 960 Bonnie Brae Avenue for the Idora Neighborhood Workday. 40 Cubic yards of debris was removed from the property and 307 linear feet of sidewalk was scraped. Read More

Volunteers Help Fairgreen Community Garden
On Saturday, April 8, eleven volunteers helped to prepare the Fairgreen Community Garden for the growing season at the Fairgreen Community Garden workday. Read More

Volunteers Clean Up
Wick Park and
Arlington Heights

On Saturday, April 22, fourteen volunteers helped clean up Wick Park and the Arlington Heights Neighborhood. Volunteers removed a total of 86 tires, 23 bags of trash, and boarded and secured 8 vacant homes. Read More


Volunteers at
Community Workdays

Vacant Houses Boarded

Yards of Debris Removed

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling

Upcoming Events:
For more information on these and other upcoming events, please check our events calendar!

Greater McGuffey Volunteer Workday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Greater McGuffey Neighborhood Action Team Meeting - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Powerstown Neighborhood Action Team Meeting - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Four Square Block Watch Workday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Hope for Newport Community Garden Workday - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Garden District Neighborhood Action Team Meeting - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Sharon Line and Rising Star Public Meeting - 5:30pm

Idora Neighborhood Workday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Mineral Springs Community Garden Workday - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Lincoln Knolls Neighborhood Action Team Meeting - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 11 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

Community Foundation Awards $12,500 Grant to YNDC
Awarded for the Glenwood Neighbors Initiative for ongoing improvements to Glenwood Avenue. Read More

Funding Sources:
YNDC is grateful for the generous support from the following organizations:

Core Funders

The Raymond John Wean Foundation

City of Youngstown, Community Development Block Grant

City of Youngstown, HOME Investment Partnership

Program Investors

Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation

Americorps NCCC

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Site

AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

CDFI Technical Assistance

Centers for Disease Control, Youth Violence Prevention

Chemical Bank

Citi Bank

Citizens Bank

City of Youngstown City Council Discretionary Funds

City of Youngstown, Grass Cutting and Neighborhood Clean Up

City of Youngstown Planning

City of Youngstown Water Waste

Clif Bar Family Foundation

CNCS, AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Denise DeBartolo York

Dominion Community Impact

Farmers National Bank

Fibus Family Foundation

Finance Fund

First Place Community Fund

Florence Simon Beecher Foundation

Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation

Home Depot Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant

Huntington National Bank

Invest Health

J. Ford Crandall Foundation

James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation

John and Denise York Foundation

John D Finnegan Foundation

John F. and Loretta Hynes Foundation

Kennedy Family Fund

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation

Mahoning County Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes

Mercy Health Foundation

NYO Property Group

OCDCA Microenterprise Grant

PNC Foundation

Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust

Schwebel Baking Company

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund


The Youngstown Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

US Department of Health and Human Services CED

US Department of Justice Byrne Innovation in Planning Grant

Walter E. Watson Charitable Trust

Ward Beecher Foundation

Western Reserve Health Foundation

William Swanston Charitable Fund
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