DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- East End Community Services is rebuilding the Twin Towers neighborhood one home at a time. Located on the east side of Dayton, Ohio, Twin Towers has had its share of ups and downs throughout the years. Named for the beautiful Catholic church St. Mary's that stands tall with two protruding towers, it has always been a strong working class neighborhood. But like many Rust Belt cities, Twin Towers has been hit hard by global economics and the recent recession.
But there is a large shining star in the neighborhood that is literally changing the face of Twin Towers. East End Community Services, a local non-profit, is managing a neighborhood revitalization project called "Twin Towers Crossing." Currently in phase two, they have been able to remove 110 blighted houses within a 16 square block area around the neighborhood public school and replace them with 84 new single-family three and four bedroom homes. These affordable, energy efficient homes are available for lease with the option to purchase.
East End Executive Director Jan Lepore-Jentleson explains the value of the redevelopment project, "We understand that children do best when they live in decent, affordable homes, in safe and supportive neighborhoods."
The Twin Towers Crossing Project, in partnership with the City of Dayton and others, is in its fourth year.
About East End Community Services:
In 1998, East End Community Services (EECS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was started to help revitalize the Twin Towers neighborhood. Using the place-based organization model, EECS focuses on improving outcomes for children living in high poverty neighborhoods of inner East Dayton, Ohio.
They offer extensive programs and services for children and families. The overall goal is to break the cycle of generational poverty through education, family supports, and redevelopment of urban neighborhoods.
For more information on the Twin Towers Crossing Project or East End Community Services, please contact Molly Nevius, Breakthrou Marketing at email@example.com.
More information: http://www.east-end.org/.
"Building a prosperous, healthy and caring community that nurtures our children toward success."
East End Community Services, 624 Xenia Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45410; 937-259-1898.
Note: Costs associated with dissemination of this news announcement have been donated to the EECS by Neotrope® as part of its charity "adoption" program.
For more information regarding this press release, please visit:
Rights granted for reproduction by any legitimate news organization. However, if news is cloned/scraped verbatim, then original attribution must be maintained with link back to this page as “original syndication source.” Resale of this content for commercial purposes is prohibited without a license. Reproduction on any site selling a competitive service is also prohibited. Information is believed accurate, as provided by news source or authorized agency, however is not guaranteed, and you assume all risk for use of any information found herein/hereupon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
2326 times (1 today, 3 this week, 61 this month, 264 this year)