YNDC Publishes 3rd Quarterly Report of 2018

YNDC is proud to announce the publishing of its 3rd quarterly performance report of 2018! The performance report highlights the work of YNDC over the first three quarters. An electronic copy can be viewed here.

700 Volunteers Participate in 2018 United Way Day of Caring

On Friday, September 7, The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley partnered with YNDC for the 21st Annual Day of Caring. Over 700 volunteers joined YNDC in the annual day of service and helped scrape sidewalks, clean up vacant properties, install smoke detectors and security lights, and clear brush and debris on the South Side of Youngstown making this year’s Day of Caring the largest yet. The focus areas this year included stretches of Marmion, Florida, Boston, and Avondale Avenues, Erie Street, and Rush Boulevard in the Cottage Grove and Taft Promise Neighborhoods. Read more.

City Club of the Mahoning Valley Hosts Panel Discussion at Youngstown Playhouse
On Tuesday, September 11, three national experts spoke on a panel at the Youngstown Playhouse about strategies to improve the revitalization efforts in Youngstown for the City Club of the Mahoning Valley’s Brews and Views Series. Author Alan Mallach spoke about his book The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America before the panel began. Joining Mallach were Presley Gillespie of Neighborhood Allies in Pittsburgh and Evelyn Burnett of Third Space Action Lab in Cleveland. Read more.
City of Youngstown Receives ODOT Safe Routes to School Funding

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that Youngstown received nearly $400,000 in funding for its Safe Routes to School program. The funding will be used to improve sidewalks, curb ramps, and crossings around five schools--Paul C. Bunn, MLK, Taft, Harding, and Valley Christian. Read more.

Homes for Sale
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
1,240 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,604 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.

Small Business Counseling Client Spotlight: Rayshone Oliver of Weave N Luxury, LLC

Rayshone Oliver received assistance from YNDC’s Small Business Development Program for her company Weave N Luxury, LLC, an online wig and hair extension marketplace. Rayshone has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2002 but decided to start selling wigs when her daughter was diagnosed with trichotillomania, a disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to pull out one’s own hair. Rayshone discovered firsthand the confidence and empowerment wigs can provide for regular women. Read more.

Homeowners Update: Casey and Brandon at 3726 Glenwood Avenue

Casey and Brandon moved into their new home at 3726 Glenwood Avenue last November and have been working hard to make it their own ever since! YNDC worked to revitalize the property last summer and fall, completing the work in October. This was Brandon’s first homebuying experience and he said owning a home has been both a rewarding experience and a huge undertaking. “It’s really nice to have the space to work with,” said Casey. “We’ve been able to take ownership of something and make it more special than it already is.”  Read more.

Volunteers Clean Up Homes on Lanterman Avenue at Idora Neighborhood Workday

On Saturday, September 15, twenty-one volunteers participated in the Idora Neighborhood Workday and helped clean up 927 Lanterman Avenue and 932 Lanterman Avenue. Volunteers from Mahoning County JJC, Youngstown Cityscape, YSU Honors College, and YSUscape cleaned up 30 cubic yards of brush, debris, and wood chips and removed one illegally-dumped tire. Read more.

YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions


Cubic Yards of Debris Removed

Tires Removed

Linear Feet of Sidewalk Scraped

Community Workdays

Vacant Homes Rehabilitated

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling

Homeowners Created

Participants at Safe Routes to School Events

Youngstown Farmers Market Visitors

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

Youngstown Farmers Market 10:00am - 3:00pm

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

Home Savings Charitable Foundation Awards YNDC with $15,000 for Glenwood Business Center

On Monday, September 17, the Home Savings Charitable Foundation presented YNDC with a check for a $15,000 to help REVITALIZE 2246 Glenwood Avenue, the future site of the Glenwood Business Center. We’d like to thank the Home Savings Charitable Foundation for their continued support!  Read more.

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 23 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

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, 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

FHLB of Indianapolis Neighborhood Improvement Plan

Fibus Family Foundation

Finance Fund

First Place Community Fund

Florence Simon Beecher Foundation

Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation

Freddie Mac

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

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

PNC Foundation

Robert H. Reakirt  Foundation

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Schwebel Family Foundation

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund


ShellPoint Partners, LLC

The Huntington Foundation

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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