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Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods to Close, Councils’ Work Will Continue - The Business Journal


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

The decision was reached by the nonprofit’s board of directors at its most recent meeting.

“This decision was not made lightly. Nor was it made until all solutions had been thoroughly considered and exhausted,” wrote board President April Alexander in a letter announcing the dissolution of the nonprofit. “While Youngstown Promise Neighborhoods was able to raise small amounts needed to support programs and events – especially through the diligent efforts of [executive director] Trina Benson – the funds necessary to build a staff and the capacity to administer those programs did not materialize.”

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