YNDC Publishes 2nd Quarterly Performance Report of 2017
YNDC is proud to announce the publishing of its 2nd quarterly performance report of 2017! The performance report highlights the work of YNDC over the 2nd quarter. An electronic copy can be viewed and downloaded here.
YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions
YNDC is currently seeking applicants for AmeriCorps REVITALIZE Team Member positions. AmeriCorps members will learn basic construction and landscaping skills while helping YNDC to REVITALIZE neighborhoods! TO APPLY: Please visit our office at 820 Canfield Road to fill out an application in person. For more details click here.
Homes for Sale

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Under Construction
and available to a veteran occupant for purchase for $60,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Homes can be purchased by buyers with bank financing or cash who commit to occupying the property. 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.

Cornersburg Public Meeting Draws Large Turnout
On Tuesday, June 20, over 100 residents of the Cornersburg Neighborhood participated in the Cornersburg Neighborhood Public Meeting at New Covenant Worship Center. Residents reviewed a draft of the Cornersburg Neighborhood Action Plan, which addresses housing and property conditions, infrastructure repair and maintenance, crime and safety concerns, and economic development along Canfield Road. Residents expressed interest in addressing vacant and rental properties in their neighborhood, repairing infrastructure, forming more neighborhood associations, and attracting new businesses to the area. Read more

YNDC Honored at Better Business Bureau Torch Awards

On Thursday June 15, YNDC was awarded the Torch Award for Nonprofit Excellence at the Better Business Bureau's annual Torch Awards. The Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards recognize trust and ethics in the marketplace across the Mahoning Valley. Along with YNDC, the Better Business Bureau honored Butech Bliss of Salem, Rulli Bros. of Youngstown, Wm. Price Heating Company Inc. of Girard, and CKC Cleaning Specialist of Hubbard with Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust and Suzanne Fleming with the Torch Award for Civic Leadership. Read more

City of Youngstown Awarded $200,000 USEPA Assessment Grant

On Wednesday, May 31, the USEPA announced the award of a $200,000 USEPA Assessment Grant to the City of Youngstown. The award will be utilized to complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental assessments of priority sites along neighborhood commercial corridors with possible underground storage tanks as identified in the 2013 City Unseen Youngstown’s Abandoned Underground Storage Tanks Study. Project partners include: Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Mahoning County Land Bank, Regional Chamber, Western Reserve Port Authority, Youngstown State University Regional Economic Development Initiative, YNDC, and multiple neighborhood groups. Read more

During the month of July you have THREE opportunities to get involved in your community by volunteering at a YNDC workday. Be part of making Youngstown’s neighborhoods a great place to live, work, and play! Help us REVITALIZE our city! Read more

Team Depot Workday Takes Place at 1936 Wakefield

On Friday, June 23, over a dozen volunteers from Home Depot, YNDC, and the Brownlee Woods Neighborhood participated in the Team Depot Workday at 1936 Wakefield Avenue in the Brownlee Woods Neighborhood. All of the interior walls in the house were painted and the front of the house was landscaped. This home is being rehabilitated for a veteran occupant through a grant from the Home Depot Foundation and is currently under construction. Veterans interested in buying this home can contact Tammi at 330-480-0423. Read more

Volunteers Clean Up Powerstown Neighborhood

On Saturday, June 10, fourteen volunteers helped clean up the Powerstown Neighborhood. Volunteers from the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the Powerstown Block Watch, the Powerstown Neighborhood Action Team, and Valley Presbyterian Church in Chagrin Falls helped to remove 12 tires, scrape 478 linear feet of sidewalk and remove 50 cubic yards of debris. One property was boarded with 10 openings secured in total. Read more

Volunteers Landscape two Sites on Glenwood Avenue Corridor

On Saturday, June 17, over 30 volunteers helped landscape around the “Welcome to Youngstown” sign on the corner of Glenwood and Midlothian and at the historic property at 3726 Glenwood Avenue. Volunteers from Hope for Renewal/Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Progress MV, Victory Christian Center, Youngstown Workweek, and YSUscape cleaned up, planted flowers and shrubs, and mulched at both sites. Read more

Volunteers Help Clean Up Lincoln Knolls Plaza

On Saturday, June 3, ten volunteers from the Lincoln Knolls Community Watch and the Lincoln Knolls neighborhood helped clean up the vacant parking lot to the west of the Lincoln Knolls Plaza. Overall, 5 cubic yards of debris were removed and weeds were cleared from the entire vacant lot. Read more.

Jodi Malmisur Earns BLIGHT FIGHTER T-shirt for Volunteering

Jodi Malmisur is the second volunteer to earn a BLIGHT FIGHTER T-shirt for volunteering at six YNDC workdays! We would like to thank Jodi for her time and dedication to fighting blight in Youngstown! Read more


Workday Volunteers

Unique Cuts Made by Grass Cutting Team

Small businesses counseling clients

Yards of Debris Removed

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling


Safe Routes to School Events

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

Idora Neighborhood Farmer's Market - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Idora Neighborhood Farmer's Market - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

West Princeton Avenue Workday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Idora Neighborhood Farmer's Market - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 24 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Awards YNDC with $10,000 Grant
YNDC was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. The funds will benefit the HUD-approved Housing Counseling program at YNDC. We would like to thank the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation for their generous donation. Read more.

Boardman Rotary Contributes $2,500 to Community Workday
The Boardman Rotary donated $2,500 to the Idora Community Workday that took place on June 17.The funds helped to improve the landscaping on the island at the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard and to landscape 3726 Glenwood Avenue in conjunction with YNDC's rehabilitation of the property. Read more

YNDC Participates in Annual Riverfest with Bike Rodeo
On Saturday, June 3rd, YNDC participated in the Friends of the Mahoning River’s 6th Annual Riverfest by holding a Bike Rodeo at the B&O Station in downtown Youngstown. A Bike Rodeo teaches youth the importance of wearing a helmet, how to be safe bicyclists, and provides a space to practice and develop safe biking skills. Read more

YNDC Participates in Unity in the Community Parade
On Saturday, June 3, YNDC team members Tammi Neuscheler and Katie Zetts participated in the Warriors Inc. Unity in the Community Parade. The parade took place on Market Street and marched from Midlothian to Delason, ending at the South Field House . Read more

University of Michigan Hiring Property Surveyors to be based at YNDC
University of Michigan is hiring Property and Community Surveyors. All positions will be hired directly by University of Michigan, but the positions will be based at Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and all work will be within the City of Youngstown. 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

Program Investors

Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Site

AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Boardman Rotary

CDFI Technical Assistance

Centers for Disease Control, Youth Violence Prevention

Chemical Bank

Citizens Bank

City of Youngstown City Council Discretionary Funds

City of Youngstown, Community Development Block Grant

City of Youngstown, Grass Cutting and Neighborhood Clean Up

City of Youngstown, HOME Investment Partnership

City of Youngstown Planning

Clif Bar Family Foundation

CNCS, AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

Cortland Bank

Denise DeBartolo York

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

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

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

Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation

Ward Beecher Foundation

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Western Reserve Health Foundation

William Swanston Charitable Fund

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