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Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods will end its operations at the end of the year.

To explore what the present moment means for the future of legacy cities, I conducted over 15 hours of interviews with practitioners working on-the-ground in municipal government and community development in 10 cities located in the Great Lakes region.

Mahoning Valley communities have endured the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s, the demise of the steel industry 50 years later and many other examples of more recent loss and hardship, a longtime community activist says.

This formerly vacant property was acquired by NCST Partner, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and required over $50,000 to complete the rehabilitation.