Neighborhood Development Center Inc

A nonprofit organization

$5,845 raised by 27 donors

29% complete

$20,000 Goal

Why Give 2 The Max 2 NDC?

A special message from Renay Dossman, CEO of Neighborhood Development Center. . .

Hello, I’m Renay Dossman and I want to encourage you to Give 2 the Max 2 NDC! NDC exists to support entrepreneurs in achieving their small business dreams. We do this to create racial and economic equity in neighborhoods that have historically been disinvested. Today, NDC has a 30-year track record of training over 6,000 entrepreneurs, providing over 75,000 hours of technical assistance, and deployed over $30MM in high-risk lending. PLUS, we have 5 small business incubators that give businesses the opportunity to have affordable commercial real estate space to start and grow their dream.

I know you are getting a lot of requests on this special day, but please remember NDC and Give 2 the Max 2 NDC. Thank you!

About Neighborhood Development Center

NDC believes our success and innovation is a result of regular, systematic evaluation. We know our work only matters if it has a real and definable impact on our entrepreneurs and their communities.

In the mid-1980s, St. Paul’s Rice Street neighborhood, once a vibrant working class community with scores of mom and pop businesses, was suffering. One by one the shops along the corridor were closing. Muntean’s Department Store, Schwankel Drug Store, Schiller’s Grocery—to name a few—gone with the rise of giant big-box stores in neighboring suburban communities. The slow trickle turned into a torrent—former bakeries, law offices and markets were closing, replacing the glass in the windows with plywood.

Today, NDC is a thriving organization with 24 employees and an ever-expanding mission to provide more services in more communities. As a nationally recognized model of community development done right, NDC’s programs have trained more than 5,000 low-income neighborhood residents write a business plan for their own idea. Currently more than 500 are open for business, employing over 2,300 people at an average wage of $12 an hour. Disadvantaged entrepreneurs have gotten a shot at prosperity while the quality of life in their communities has increased.

NDC builds strong entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs build strong neighborhoods.

Grand Opening New Business Spotlight!! 

Watch this video celebrating the grand opening of NDC's new home: Frogtown Crossroads!

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Neighborhood Development Center Inc

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Economic Development

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625 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55434



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