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Give today! Support The Center and ignite a spark across our community.

Your gift supports our ambitious goals for 2022 and all the ongoing programs of The Center for Great Neighborhoods.

$31,175 raised

$30,000 goal

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Let me share with you a quote from someone who has been impacted by The Center:

“The Center finds a way to put light into people and makes them feel comfortable spreading it. They ignite a spark with gentle and deliberate guidance and then wait for the fireworks.”

--- Lenette (Eastside Resident & Covington Leads Graduate, 2019)

Without support from donors, these sparks would not be possible. Let me explain:

Covington Leads is a leadership development program where participants learn the skills, confidence, connections, and support they need to create positive change in their neighborhoods. And because of Lenette’s participation in the program, she is now leading engagement projects and spreading hope for the future in the Eastern neighborhoods.

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, in 2021 we were able to provide quality housing options, financial support and guidance to small, neighborhood-serving businesses, financial literacy education and tax preparation assistance for our residents, and countless leadership opportunities for community members of all ages!

We can ONLY do this powerful work with YOU!

Every year we work hard to secure grants from foundations and other sources, but that support doesn’t cover all our expenses. Your generous financial support is how this work is accomplished every year. Your dollars directly improve the lives of you and your neighbors by lifting the entire community and empowering every resident to have a stake in our neighborhoods.

Without you, our communities suffer.

In the first half of 2022, we have so much more to do and we need your help to keep momentum going. With your help, The Center will continue to:

  • Grow the availability of quality affordable housing units for rent and home ownership
  • Expand funding for existing homeowners to make necessary improvements to their homes which will in turn improve their living conditions and increase their home equity
  • Support local entrepreneurs in the creation or expansion of small businesses
  • Develop community leaders by providing guidance, support, and funding to implement projects that improve their community
  • Create arts and culture related enrichment opportunities for youth and families
  • Provide free tax services to hundreds of low-income residents
  • And much, more!

To meet these ambitions plans, after grants and other fundraising, our unfunded amount is $30,000 to provide the materials and staff necessary to execute these programs.

Can we count on you to be there for our community and help us achieve these bold goals for our fellow residents?

Please consider making a gift of $500, $250, $150, $75, or $25 today to help lift up our community, improve the lives of our neighbors, and create vibrant, Great Neighborhoods together!