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Neighborhood revitalization in Birmingham, Alabama at its finest.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Revitalizing a neighborhood provides more than fresh paint and lifted spirits. It creates new jobs, better education for children and safer streets for everyone.

The Woodlawn Foundation has raised 7 million for the Birmingham area to build a “Purpose Built Community” to renovate schools, provide housing and raise families out of poverty. The nonprofit also created the Woodlawn Innovation Network to work with the high schools to guarantee children graduate. See

This renewed community used services from National Community Development Services (NCDS) to create the fundraising campaign that supports this valuable set of programs. Learn more at

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"On behalf of the officers and directors of the Economic Development Alliance, I want to thank you and your staff for the great job NCDS did in helping restructure the Alliance, and for successful management of the fundraising campaign that fully funded our five-year action plan. The NCDS process and format delivered exactly what you said it would do when you met with Alliance members over eighteen months ago. The NCDS process engaged top regional private and public sector leaders and attracted financial support from large and small companies and communities throughout the region."

Brian Ferguson, Chairman & CEO (Retired) • Eastman Chemical Company

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