YNDC, TNP Win Awards from Dominion Energy
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dominion Energy has honored Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. for its clean-up efforts along Glenwood Avenue, as well as Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for its Building a Better Warren initiative.
The community improvement groups were two of 14 organizations from northeastern Ohio presented with the Dominion Community Impact Award at a ceremony Tuesday at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland.
Both organizations received $7,500 grants to continue their work in Youngstown and Warren.
Over the past year, YNDC’s Clean Up Glenwood Avenue effort has included the rehabilitation of a four-unit apartment building and several single-family homes, the opening of the Glenwood Business Center, cleaning vacant lots, planting 145 trees and installing LED lights at Glenwood Community Park. The effort has result in six permanent jobs and 25 construction jobs.
“The residents of Youngstown deserve to have neighborhood corridors that are safe, vibrant and provide economic opportunity and access to the essential quality-of-life needs,” said Jack Daugherty, the YNDC’s neighborhood stabilization director.
Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Building a Better Warren program offers city residents employment to renovation, demolish or remediate blighted properties. In its first year, the program employs seven full-time.
Pictured: The apartment building on Clearmont Drive was just one facet of YNDC’s Clean Up Glenwood program of work.
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