Ohio Community Development Corporation Association (OCDCA) Annual Conference
The Ohio Community Development Corporation Association (OCDCA) will be holding its 30th Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton on October 9-10, 2014.
About OCDCAOCDCA is a statewide membership organization of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that engages in capacity-building, advocacy and public policy development that fosters socially and economically healthy communities. Organized in 1983, OCDCA assists CDCs across the state with community and economic development programs, housing assistance, and training and technical assistance.
Community Development Week
National Community Development Week provides the opportunity for grantees, their subrecipients, beneficiaries, and State and local partners to come together to harness grassroots support for federally assisted community development programs. Montgomery County participates in an annual Community Development Week program hosted by partner communities from around the Miami Valley region.
Click Here to see material related to the 2014 Community Development Week program, including a video spotlighting the County's efforts in the Fort McKinley Neighborhood of Harrison Township.
Burgers and Bushes, Sponsored by CountyCorp
On July 11, 2014 CountyCorp sponsored a cookout to highlight the work done by Dayton's YouthBuild/AmeriCorps program. YouthBuild/AmeriCorps provides assistance to young adults (18-24 years old) who have not completed high school. Students work to construct housing units in the Fort McKinley Neighborhood of Harrison Township, while completing academic coursework (high school diploma or GED), job training and professional certifications in the construction field.
The Burgers and Bushes event provided Community Development staff with an opportunity to tour the recently completed unit at 3544 Evansville Avenue, assist with landscaping the property, and meet the students participating in the YouthBuild/AmeriCorps program. Many of the students have either found employment with area construction companies or are planning to attend college to further their education.