YNDC Publishes 2017 Annual Report

YNDC is proud to announce the publishing of its 2017 Annual Report. A full PDF of the document can be downloaded here.

The Raymond John Wean Foundation Awards YNDC a Two Year General Operating Grant for $1,050,000

The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded a two year general operating grant to YNDC for $1,050,000. The grant will fund YNDC operations, programmatic activity, and neighborhood organizing throughout 2018 and 2019. Read more.

Homes for Sale
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
1,216 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
988 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
2,499 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,080 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.

The Western Reserve Health Foundation Awards YNDC a $100,000 Grant to Improve Four City Parks

On Monday, December 11, The Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded YNDC a $100,000 grant to make improvements at four city parks. The project seeks to increase physical activity and improve health outcomes in Youngstown’s neighborhoods through strategic investments in the built environment and fitness programming at four city parks including: Homestead, John White, Glenwood, and Crandall, that serve the highest numbers of children in the city. Read more.

Bus Trip Planned to Fight Predatory Practices of Vision Property Management

All concerned citizens of Youngstown are invited to join A.C.T.I.O.N. and YNDC for a bus trip to Columbia, South Carolina to stand up to Vision Property Management for their predatory practices in the City of Youngstown. The trip will take place March 3, 2018 and depart from St. Edward’s Church, 240 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504, at 4:00 AM. Read more or sign up here.

First REVITALIZE Home Mortgage Borrowers Close on 3011 Kiwatha

Angel and Maipe Cruz recently moved into their new home at 3011 Kiwatha Road in the Indian Village Neighborhood and sat down with us to talk about their homebuying process and what drew them to the area. Both longtime residents of Youngstown, Angel and Maipe said the home's proximity to Mill Creek Park was very appealing. They are also the first REVITALIZE Home Mortgage (RHM) borrowers to purchase a home. RHM provides a first-mortgage financing source with flexible underwriting criteria for borrowers who don't meet requirements for conventional banking products. Read more.

YNDC Seeks General Contractors for 2018 Owner-Occupied and Vacant Home Repair and Rehabilitation Projects

YNDC is seeking general contractors to complete owner-occupied and vacant home repair and rehabilitation projects in 2018. Interested contractors should return completed contractor application to YNDC. The application can be downloaded here. Interested parties can also request an application via fax, mail, or email by contacting Katie at 330.480.0423. Read more.

2017 Neighborhood Action Team Impact Report Published

Neighborhood Action Teams, composed of neighborhood leaders, residents, YNDC, the Mahoning County Land Bank, the City of Youngstown, churches, and other institutions, collectively accomplished significant results in 2017. Read more.

YNDC Becomes Member of ACTION

On Monday, December 18, YNDC became a member of the Alliance For Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods (ACTION). ACTION is a grassroots community organization which seeks to unite faith groups, schools, neighborhood organizations, tenant councils, and other non-profits to work for social justice. Read more.

Historic Crandall Park Pavilion Renovation Completed

On Wednesday, December 27, a ribbon cutting was held to open the fully rehabilitated historic Crandall Park pavilion, constructed in 1930. Read more.

YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions

Volunteers Help REVITALIZE The Youngstown Playhouse

On Saturday, December 16, nineteen volunteers helped organize and clean the inside of the Youngstown Playhouse. Volunteers from the Boulevard Park Neighborhood Association, Cohen & Company, Freedom Church, Friends of the Mahoning River, St. Mark's Victory Lutheran Church, Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church/Hope for Renewal, YNDC, Youngstown Playhouse, YSU Honors College, and YSUscape removed 17 cubic yards of debris, 12 cubic yards of trash, and 5 cubic yards of scrap metal. Read more.


Vacant Homes Rehabbed



Community Workdays

Yards of Debris Removed

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling

Participants at Safe Routes to School Events

Trees Planted

Properties Rehabbed in Action Team Areas

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

MLK Day of Service Workday 8:30am - 12:30pm


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

A.C.T.I.O.N. & YNDC Bus Trip to Vision Property Management - 4:00am

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 9 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

Aaron Maurice Earns VIP Volunteer T-shirt

Aaron Maurice of Hope for Renewal is the latest volunteer to earn a BLIGHT FIGHTER VIP T-shirt for volunteering six times in 2017! We’d like to thank Aaron and all our volunteers for the time they have dedicated to fighting blight in Youngstown this year! Read more.
Schwebel Family Foundations Awards $1,000 Grant to YNDC

On Tuesday, December 5, the Schwebel Family Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to YNDC for REVITALIZE Youngstown. The grant award will be used to continue Neighborhood Action Plan implementation including vacant home board ups, vacant lot improvements, vacant home rehabilitation, and other public space improvements. Many thanks to the Schwebel Family Foundation! 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

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

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

Ohio Department of Transportation

PNC Foundation

Robert H. Reakirt Foundation

Schwebel Family Foundation

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund


The Youngstown Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

US Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant

US Department of Health and Human Services CED

US Department of Justice Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction

Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation

Ward Beecher Foundation

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Western Reserve Health Foundation

William Swanston Charitable Fund

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