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Friday, 09 October 2009 14:18

United Way Teams With North Greenwood to Solve Neighborhood Issues

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Jonathan Wade speaks to concerned citizend during the monthly NGCC meeting - Photo by Joshua T. GillionOn September 29th, the North Greenwood Community Coalition (NGCC) met to unveil their latest plan in the improvement of the North Greenwood neighborhood in Clearwater.

The NGCC established the four main issues the community wanted to improve on: positive youth development, economic development, strengthening leadership, and the elderly. The NGCC did an analysis of each goal, determining what the problems were, and how to improve them, and devised a 2-3 year plan.

The NGCC will be supported in this plan by United Way, an organization with a mission, according to their website, “To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.”

“We are happy to be a partner,” says Emery Ivery of United Way. “The success of the plan depends on the relationship and commitments.” The NGCC will remain in charge, with United Way assisting where and when it is needed. “Our role is to stand on the outside, and [for you] to tell us where we can help you with the plan,” says Ivery.

Ivery also congratulated the NGCC on the plan. “I know that what you started can be a model for other communities.”

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