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Meet the Neighborhoods
Nine neighborhoods across seven states will embark on the transformation of their communities with support from the $180 million Fifth Third Empowering Black Futures Neighborhood Program.
Over the next three years, the neighborhoods and the cross-sector partnerships leading them will carry out an economic mobility plan that defies historic disinvestment and reflects the hopes and aspirations of residents and stakeholders.
Meet the neighborhoods and follow their progress as they produce homes, improve education and energize commercial corridors toward revitalization and wealth-generation for Black legacy residents and business owners.
JEWEL Human Services
The centerpiece of JEWEL Human Services’ comprehensive ROCK (Renewing Our Community for the Kingdom) Initiative is the creation of a middle and high school education center in Arlington Woods.
Avondale Development Corporation
The Avondale Development Corporation has built a comprehensive plan to ensure residents who can trace their Avondale lines back generations truly benefit from the momentum that has led Avondale to be dubbed “the hottest neighborhood in Cincinnati.”
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
A home-repair and rehabilitation program is at the heart of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ plan to harness the resurgence underway in the community and expand homeownership opportunities for long-term Buckeye residents.
Community Development Corporation of Tampa
The Nehemiah Legacy Project is East Tampa’s comprehensive plan to grow the upward mobility of over 750 Black residents who live, work and own property in the neighborhood – and create a tipping point for economic mobility.
Grove Park Foundation
From increasing the supply of affordable homes and launching an incubator site to supporting new and existing Black businesses, Grove Park residents will gain new pathways to homeownership and economic prosperity.
Historic West End
Charlotte, North Carolina
LISC-Charlotte will develop a community-informed agenda to leverage the revitalization underway along a key corridor in the Historic West End by providing training and support for homeowners and small and local businesses.
Near East Side
Partners Achieving Community Transformation
With over 10 years of experience implementing its community-driven Blueprint for Community Investment, the PACT community is focused on changing the economic trajectory of the Near East Side with a revitalization initiative called Delivering Black Dreams.
Russell: Place of Promise
An innovative power-sharing model that involves residents in strategy development and oversight will drive revitalization in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood and inform key housing and business development initiatives.
The closing of the South Works steel mill severed South Chicago’s economic vitality. Claretian Associates and its partners are bringing it back with We’re STEEL Here – a comprehensive plan to transform over 700 acres of lakefront real estate.
About the Program
Providing nine neighborhoods with the capital, expertise and collaboration to create equitable growth and economic mobility.