CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
The Center for Neighborhood Development (CND) was founded
in 1979 to assist community groups preserve and restore
the city's neighborhoods. Since its founding, CND has provided
technical assistance to neighborhood-based development organizations,
evaluated low-income weatherization and energy conservation
programs, provided workshops and seminars on issues in neighborhood
development and engaged in policy analysis of housing and
community development. As CND's first director, Norman Krumholz,
summarized the program: "CND's role is to create interest
and hope in the revitalization of Cleveland's neighborhoods
by providing residents with encouragement as well as research
and technical assistance."
has been involved in both technical assistance and program
development in the areas of mediation, leadership development
and community planning.
has coordinated the development of NeighborhoodLink, a computer
community information system that provides access to local
information. Content of NeighborhoodLink includes information
about employment, transportation, housing, environment,
family services and health.
in partnership with Neighborhood Centers Association supported
by the Kellogg Foundation has developed a neighborhood leadership
program, Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland. The training
builds on the assets of neighborhood leaders and has developed
a network of leaders throughout the city. Seventeen classes
have been completed with 512 graduates.
provides a link for undergraduate students to become involved
in neighborhood development through internships with a community
development corporation (CDC). Each year at least six students
receive a paid internship for 20 hours a week for three
quarters (30 weeks). The students work in the office of
the neighborhood-based organizations on specific projects.
Of the 42 interns over the past five years, almost half
are presently working with a CDC or governmental unit involved
with neighborhood revitalization.
fulfills the outreach mission of Cleveland State University
to our urban community and our commitment to address urban
problems by providing a bridge to the neighborhoods of Cleveland.
Cleveland City Council
Neighborhood Progress Inc.
George Gund Foundation
County Department of Children and Family Services
of Charity Foundation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development