Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation Announces Lots of Green 2.0 Winners!
In September 2011, the YNDC launched a citywide vacant land reuse competition, Lots of Green 2.0: A Call for Innovation. The goal of the competition was to ignite innovative vacant land reuse projects and empower neighborhood groups across the city to participate in their neighborhood’s revitalization. The YNDC received applications from thirteen organizations across the city by the September 30 deadline.
A review committee of neighborhood and community leaders and technical experts assisted the YNDC in reviewing the projects and conducting necessary due diligence. After several months of review and due diligence the committee has selected five projects proposed by neighborhood groups and institutions with a history of working to improve their neighborhoods.
Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation – Northwood Junior Golf Academy (east) was one of those winners. This project will provide a practice putting and chipping green for Youngstown youth. The project site is in the proximity of the McGuffey Center on Jacobs Road. Grant Amount awarded was $10,000.00 and total project budget $44,000.00. Donations can be made to the Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation, P.O. BOX 6893, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-6893. Major Golf fundraiser is schedule for June 9, 2012 at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard, Ohio.