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Strawberry Mansion: A Veteran Community Leader Hopes for Community Enrichment

Strawberry Mansion: A Veteran Community Leader Hopes for Community Enrichment

Denise Clark, a Strawberry Mansion resident for more than 50 years, serves as the vice president of the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation. Clark helps guide the CDC to new heights while keeping the past in the present mind of Strawberry Mansion residents. Clark also ensures the growth of the community through her involvement with […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Community Group Ensures Developers Listen to Residents

Strawberry Mansion: Community Group Ensures Developers Listen to Residents

Inside the first floor of a row home on 28th and Diamond streets sits the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corp. (SMCDC) Splashed across the orange and cream walls are newspaper clippings and building plans. Papers fly in and out of the copy machine as people move swiftly about. This group of residents, according to SMCDC president […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Five People Making Positive Change

Strawberry Mansion: Five People Making Positive Change

In a neighborhood where the mainstream media seems to primarily report stories of violence and drugs, these individuals have made it a goal to show the city that there is more to Strawberry Mansion than the negativity that is portrayed. Each of these five, along with many others, spend their days tirelessly working to improve their community. […]

 By Victoria Hudgins

Strawberry Mansion: Residents Line the Block for Local Job Opportunities

Strawberry Mansion: Residents Line the Block for Local Job Opportunities

Job seekers stood today outside of Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corp. holding resumes and cover letters. Their ages varied, but they all had one goal and that was to get a job. Some were dressed business casual while others wore jeans and a hooded sweatshirt as they waited for the next 10 people to be […]

 By Lindsay Burgess and Brad Larrison

Strawberry Mansion: Residential Expansion Projects Replace Blight

Strawberry Mansion: Residential Expansion Projects Replace Blight

“I call this particular site here ‘one stop,’” Lenora Jackson-Evans beams from her seat at the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation’s conference table. “We try to do whatever we can for the neighborhood as a whole.” Jackson-Evans is the executive director of the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center (NAC), an organization that shares its headquarters […]