Our Neighborhood Community Development Center has a long history serving the Ohio Valley’s African American community.
Today, NCDC offers avast array of programs including the annual Coat Give-A-Way, Back to School Supply Give-A-Way, Minority Health Month, Biennial Shoe Giveaway, and an ongoing Lupus Education and Support program, Math Excellence Program, and Parish Nurse Program.
For more information or to get involved, please contact our Community Developer, Sharon Kirtdoll at 740.282.8010 ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1977, a Community Developer’s Program was established at Simpson United Methodist Church, and Sharon Kirtdoll was appointed Community Developer.
In 1984, the Women’s Center was opened to address the needs of women of all ages with the motto, “We can’t change the world but we can make a difference.”
In 1993, the Community Developer’s Program and Women’s Center merged with Urban Mission. Under this realignment, all operations were moved to Urban Mission offices and the work of the Community Developer’s Program and Women’s Center was continued under the new name, “Neighborhood Community Development Center.” Sharon Kirtdoll, NCDC Director and Community Developer, leads this outreach to the African-American community.
In 2005, NCDC also founded the Neighborhood Community Development Corporation, which is currently planning to build new houses in an effort to continue the revitalization of downtown Steubenville.