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.
Nominate a Neighborhood Champion Today!

YNDC has established a Neighborhood Champion Award that will honor three Youngstown residents who have stood up and taken action to improve their neighborhood. Three selected Champions will receive $1,000 each for a neighborhood improvement project of their choice! The nomination form can be downloaded here and dropped off or mailed to the YNDC office located at 820 Canfield Road, Youngstown, OH 44511, or emailed to Tom Hetrick at thetrick@yndc.org.

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Homes for Sale

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
1,181 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
3,151 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,648 Square Feet
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.

Construction Begins on Taft Elementary Safe Routes to School Project

On Thursday, July 20, construction began to improve infrastructure around Taft Elementary. Sidewalks will be replaced where necessary, curb ramps will be installed to meet ADA-compliance, and new sidewalks will be installed on Homestead St. Read more

First Citywide Action Team Meeting Takes Place at YNDC

On Wednesday, July 12, leaders and representatives from neighborhoods across the City of Youngstown gathered at YNDC for the first Citywide Neighborhood Action Team meeting. Residents discussed issues facing their respective neighborhoods and, through a number of exercises, were able to pinpoint common problems that affect residents throughout the city. Read more

Food Access Survey for Residents of Youngstown

YNDC is partnering with Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and Northeast Ohio Medical University to survey residents of Youngstown about food access in the city. If you are a Youngstown resident, please take the survey by clicking here.

YNDC Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTAs

On Monday, July 31, the YNDC team welcomed two new AmeriCorps VISTAs! Alaina Wells and Isabel Pedraja will be serving at YNDC and Drew Canfield will be serving as AmeriCorps VISTA leader. AmeriCorps VISTA Christina Campbell will be serving at the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. Please join us in welcoming our new AmeriCorps VISTAs to the team! Read more

AmeriCorps NCCC Cedar 3 Team Arrives in Youngstown to Fight Blight

On Saturday, July 15, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team Cedar 3 arrived in Youngstown to fight blight with YNDC for six weeks. The team is composed of Team Leader Kristina Ray, Jodie Cruz, Aurelia Mancilla, Sophie Pratt, Kimberly Reyes, and James Thomason. Read more

YNDC Holds Bright Idea to Business Plan Course

On Friday, July 21, YNDC presented its first all-day version of the Bright Idea to Business Plan course to 20 students working to start or expand their businesses. The class was held at the Williamson College of Business with the assistance of the Small Business Development Center at YSU. The course included sessions on personal finance, marketing, legal concerns, pricing, cash flow, and lending options. Read more

Homeowner Spotlight - July 2017

On July 12, 2017, Bernadette began moving into her brand new Idora Neighborhood home at 759 Pineview Avenue. Bernadette said she was drawn to the Idora Neighborhood because her street is so quiet, her neighbors take very good care of their yards, and because she loves the brick home. Read more

Pop-Up Bike Rodeo Visits Lynn Park Summer Day Camp

On Wednesday, July 19th, YNDC visited the Youngstown Parks Department’s Summer Day Camp program at Lynn Park with a Pop-Up Bike Rodeo! A Bike Rodeo is an event that teaches safe bicycling behaviors to youth. Campers were instructed on the proper way to wear a helmet, how to start and stop the bike, and practiced their skills riding on the trail throughout the park. Read more

Volunteers Help Clean Up West Princeton Avenue

On Saturday, July 22, nine volunteers helped clean up the corner of West Princeton Avenue and Market Street. Volunteers from The Colony, Progress Mahoning Valley, West Princeton Avenue Block Watch, YSU Honors College, YSUscape, and YNDC removed 10 cubic yards of trash and 10 cubic yards of brush. Read more

Volunteers Clean Up Vacant Homes at Greater McGuffey Workday

On Saturday, July 29, twenty-five volunteers helped clean up vacant properties at the Greater McGuffey Workday on the East Side. Volunteers removed 60 cubic yards of debris and 20 tires from 6 vacant homes. Read more

Volunteers Help Clean Up 2691 McFarland Avenue

On Saturday, July 15, eighteen volunteers helped clean up 2691 McFarland Avenue at the Idora Neighborhood Volunteer Workday. Volunteers cut down 6 trees and remove 44 cubic yards of debris from the property. Read more


Vacant Home Rehabs

Unique Cuts Made by Grass Cutting Team

Occupied Home Repairs

Yards of Debris Removed

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling


Participants at 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

East Side Better Block - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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

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

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

United Way Day of Caring - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 17 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

Delegation of Community Leaders from Danville, Virginia Visits YNDC
On Tuesday, July 25, a delegation of community leaders from Danville, Virginia visited YNDC to obtain an in-depth understanding of YNDC and its operations. Read more

HUD Awards YNDC $22,184 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant
On Friday, July 14, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation was awarded a $22,184 Comprehensive Housing Counseling grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read more

Lipscher Charitable Trust Awards Grant for Glenwood Neighbors
On Monday, July 24, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation received a $10,000 grant from the Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Trust for the Glenwood Neighbors project. 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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