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AmeriCorps Team Arrives In Youngstown - The Vindicator


A team of 10 from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is in Youngstown to assist the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and the city with neighborhood cleanup projects for the next six weeks.

The projects will include cleaning and boarding up vacant homes and demolishing collapsed garages at occupied homes on Youngstown’s West Side.

YNDC said it is the first organization in Youngstown to host an Americorps NCCC team. The team is staying at Martin Luther Lutheran Church on the South Side.

“We’re very excited to host the team,” Jack Daugherty, YNDC neighborhood stabilization director, said.

“AmeriCorps NCCC has been an asset to our organization and our city. They help us to get more done to revitalize Youngstown’s neighborhoods than we can do on our own.”

Daugherty said YNDC also is grateful to the church for housing the team and the Youngstown Parks Department for providing it with access to recreational facilities.

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