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The power of a sticky note
2/27/2017
The power of a sticky note
After a less than successful resident survey process, Cabrillo Economic Development Corp. needed a way to create a sense of trust with the community. 
Wincoram Commons— realizing a community vision
2/24/2017
Wincoram Commons— realizing a community vision
Blighted for a decade, a Long Island, NY, community was concerned that an abandoned movie theater was bringing down property values and was a magnet for crime. The 17-acre site presented an ideal opportunity for CDC of Long Island to take a comprehensive approach to community development.
Goshen: Fostering a sustainable community
2/23/2017
Goshen: Fostering a sustainable community
Many residents in the farmworker community of Goshen, CA, were living in substandard conditions. Self-Help Enterprises stepped in to develop a space that combined health, housing and recreation. 
Accelerate Boston: generating wealth through entrepreneurship
2/22/2017
Accelerate Boston: generating wealth through entrepreneurship
As neighborhoods throughout Boston undergo revitalization, starting a small locally-owned business is particularly difficult. Nuestra Comunidad aims to give creative entrepreneurs the essential funding, support and influence they need to thrive.
Revitalizing a neighborhood while preserving its character
2/21/2017
Revitalizing a neighborhood while preserving its character
The Long Branch neighborhood of East Silver Spring, MD, struggled with a lack of investment, blight and crime. Montgomery Housing Partnership's goal was to revitalize the area, help businesses and preserve the character of the neighborhood.
Quirky Kensington looks to the past to revitalize the future
2/21/2017
Quirky Kensington looks to the past to revitalize the future
Decades of urban decline had a chilling effect on Kensington, PA. New Kensington CDC stepped in to rebuild the community's social cohesion, with an emphasis on arts and community.
The midtown renaissance: After the housing crash, a neighborhood re...
2/20/2017
The midtown renaissance: After the housing crash, a neighborhood reformed
The foreclosure crisis hit New Albany, Indiana's Midtown neighborhood hard, emptying 15 percent of the 900 homes. The community had reached a crossroad—either suffers continuing disinvestment or fight back and reverse the slide. They chose the latter. ​
Historic factory makeover gives artists and the community a place t...
2/17/2017
Historic factory makeover gives artists and the community a place to create
For decades, a boarded-up factory created an eyesore in Kingston, NY. The neighborhood, where a quarter of the residents are black or Latino, needed a boost to promote stability and economic opportunities.
A house by house approach to revitalization
2/16/2017
A house by house approach to revitalization
When a highway development cut through the King Lincoln District in Columbus, OH, residents of the formerly culturally rich neighborhood were forced to leave. An innovative approach was needed to revitalize the neighborhood.
Redefining a neighborhood through place-based initiatives
2/15/2017
Redefining a neighborhood through place-based initiatives
In Syracuse, New York, the SALT District suffered from severe disinvestment for decades. In response, Home HeadQuarters aimed to bring diversity, wealth and health to the community. 
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