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YNDC Receives Huge Grant to Fight Crime/Blight - WFMJ

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation is getting $850,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to fight crime on Youngstown's south side.  The grant will target the areas between Market Street and South Avenue where city leaders believe the highest crime concentration exists.  The money will focus on several different initiatives, the first being getting residents to look out for one another and beautify their own areas.  Tom Hetrick from the YNDC said, "We'll have a community organizer who works to get more neighborhood organizations up and running and support the ones that already exist. Help them better to connect with resources to do projects."  Second, they'll educate people on how they can better protect themselves and not be an easy target for crime. To read the full story from WFMJ, click here.