To plan, implement, and facilitate solutions for the revitalization of impoverished neighborhoods
People in need often live in neighborhoods in need, with street crime, dilapidated housing, and abandoned businesses. Concerned residents know what needs to be done to restore their communities, but lack the resources to do so. That’s where the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition comes in. BNDC is a non-profit development corporation, working with community partners to revitalize struggling neighborhoods.
One example is the Booker T. Washington neighborhood in north Melbourne, FL. Remarkable, positive changes are occurring in this community! The crime rate has plummeted. Working poor families have decent housing. Children/teens are being nurtured in a year-round program aimed at academics and character development. FLORIDA TODAY recognized BNDC’s impact, naming us the 2009 Organization of the Year.