Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and the Raymond John Wean Foundation win awards


YOUNGSTOWN

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and the Raymond John Wean Foundation won three of the seven statewide awards today given by the Ohio Community Development Corp. Association at its annual conference in Kent.

Ian Beniston, YNDC executive director, was selected as CDC Staff Member of the Year, and Tiffany Sokol, YNDC housing director was selected for the Stephanie Bevens Award honoring strong community advocates who demonstrate commitment and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Wean Foundation was selected as the CDC Partner of the Year for its support and work with YNDC and the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. These selections were made by a panel of third-party judges who evaluated the efforts of the outstanding work of nominees from across the State of Ohio over the past 12 months.

“These awards are further recognition of the hard work of our collective team, which includes not only YNDC and the Wean Foundation, but also the city of Youngstown, many committed funders and stakeholders, and thousands of engaged residents and volunteers,” Beniston said.

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