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Building a community of youth leaders
1/11/2017
Building a community of youth leaders
In 1998, the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corp. recognized a need in the community: Many of the after-school programs simply didn't meet the needs of the city's at-risk youth. So the ONIC Resident Services Program sought partners to help develop alternate after-school options.
Leadership Institute inspires seniors
1/10/2017
Leadership Institute inspires seniors
Mary Richards not only attended the three-day Community Leadership Institute with her friend but came away motivated at the prospect of inspiring others to work together and create a sense of community.
Senior citizens get fit while chair sitting
1/10/2017
Senior citizens get fit while chair sitting
When you’re elderly and not in the habit of exercising, the thought of getting in shape at this stage of life can be intimidating. But a NeighborWorks member in Pennsylvania has found a way to help seniors get fit while sitting in their chairs.
New-business support program in rural Maine helps jump start local-...
1/9/2017
New-business support program in rural Maine helps jump start local-food hub
Maine program to support business start-ups helps boost the community economy while making healthy, local foods accessible to residents.
After a disaster, transforming neighborhoods into more resilient co...
1/6/2017
After a disaster, transforming neighborhoods into more resilient communities
In 2011 a tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama, completely leveling businesses and residential communities. The city began the difficult task of finding housing for their most vulnerable residents.
The Sankofa Initiative: A multicultural approach to feeding and hou...
1/5/2017
The Sankofa Initiative: A multicultural approach to feeding and housing a community
Providence's West End neighborhood, a culturally and economically diverse community, is populated by mostly low-income and moderate-income households, over 38 percent of whom are immigrants. Access to healthy food, social services and support was limited until West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation and its partners addressed issues in the neighborhood.
NeighborWorks member helps divorced father and son find new home
1/5/2017
NeighborWorks member helps divorced father and son find new home
When a divorce or other crisis occurs, all sorts of help is needed to help the involved family members stabilize and flourish. This NeighborWorks member in Hawaii helped a divorced dad and his son find, finance and move into their own home.
West Virginia group launches flood-relief project
1/4/2017
West Virginia group launches flood-relief project
When the worst flooding in five years hit West Virginia, this NeighborWorks network member stepped up to assure speedy home repair or replacement for affected families in 12 counties.
Lending partnership helps homeowners, neighborhoods and city
1/4/2017
Lending partnership helps homeowners, neighborhoods and city
An overwhelming challenge becomes doable: Program to help rehab homes with forgivable loans helps save at-risk Iowa homes and neighborhoods.
Maria Garciaz celebrates 30 years of powerful progress
1/3/2017
Maria Garciaz celebrates 30 years of powerful progress
This community development leader from Salt Lake City shows what can be accomplished when enlisting and training diverse residents as your partners. She shares some of her "ah ha" moments.
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