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J'Tanya Adams: Doing what it takes
8/21/2018
J'Tanya Adams: Doing what it takes
J'Tanya Adams, a Charlotte, North Carolina, recipient of NeighborWorks America's Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership, has led the transformation of her declining African-American neighborhood into a vibrant place to visit. 
Michelle Overstreet: Stepping up for youth when ‘we can do better’
8/20/2018
Michelle Overstreet: Stepping up for youth when ‘we can do better’
Alaska is among the top-10 states when it comes to opioid addiction, youth homelessness, suicides and other challenges, and Michelle Overstreet is leading the way to find solutions.
New sports complex will be ‘home court for all’ and connect Japanes...
5/2/2018
New sports complex will be ‘home court for all’ and connect Japanese-American culture and community culture and community
Little Tokyo Service Center, a NeighborWorks network member in Los Angeles, California, soon will complete the first year of construction for its upcoming multipurpose community center and sports complex, the Paul I. Terasaki Budokan.
Mother's determination to provide a stable home is the foundation f...
3/30/2018
Mother's determination to provide a stable home is the foundation for daughter's success
Divorced with three young daughters, a North Dakota single mother moved from place to place while getting her college degree and working multiple jobs, eventually finding an affordable home in which to settle down. Her youngest daughter, who recently became Miss North Dakota 2018, credits her mom's tenacity and a stable home life with giving her the self-confidence and ability to overcome childhood challenges.
Community conversations: Sheila Rice, recently retired executive di...
3/26/2018
Community conversations: Sheila Rice, recently retired executive director, NeighborWorks Great Falls
Sheila Rice came to her community development career rather late in life. That delay, however, certainly isn't reflected in the breadth of her accomplishments during the 15-year period in which she served as the executive director of NeighborWorks Great Falls and NeighborWorks Montana.
Community conversations: Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis in Maine
3/16/2018
Community conversations: Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis in Maine
As CEO of Penquis, a NeighborWorks member in Bangor, Maine, Kara Hay leverages a unique mix of professional experience to achieve her goals for the organization and the 24,000 people it serves every year.
Community conversations: Greta Harris, president and CEO, Better Ho...
3/12/2018
Community conversations: Greta Harris, president and CEO, Better Housing Coalition in Virginia
When Greta J. Harris became president and CEO of the Better Housing Coalition in Richmond, Virginia, in the summer of 2013, she took the job knowing she had some big shoes to fill.
Community development that makes the gardens grow
3/5/2018
Community development that makes the gardens grow
Dwelling Place, a NeighborWorks America network organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is fostering resident leadership, healthy eating habits and community engagement by creating community garden programs at many of its properties.
Small business program helps vet take care of more than pets
2/19/2018
Small business program helps vet take care of more than pets
The owner of an after-hours veterinary clinic in Mississippi got the financial education and resources she needs to grow her business, assist her employees and help the community from Hope Enterprise Corp.
DC nonprofit helps formerly homeless mother of seven become homeowner
2/16/2018
DC nonprofit helps formerly homeless mother of seven become homeowner
Once homeless, a D.C. mom and her seven children now live in their own home thanks to MANNA, a developer that also provides services and other resources designed to help low- and moderate-income residents become homeowners.
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