Vision, Mission, History

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Vision

OCDCA's vision is the creation of a community development environment that comprehensively improves life opportunities for all residents.

Mission

The Ohio CDC Association is a statewide membership organization that fosters vibrant neighborhoods and improves the quality of life in all communities through advocacy and capacity building of our member agencies.

History

The Ohio CDC Association is a statewide membership organization that fosters vibrant neighborhoods and improves the quality of life in all communities through advocacy and capacity building of our member agencies.

OCDCA's vision is the creation of a community development environment that comprehensively improves life opportunities for all residents.

OCDCA was organized in 1983-1984 through a grant made by the George Gund Foundation through the National Congress on Community Economic Development (NCCED), the national trade association for CDCs. NCCED started four state associations in the early 1980's, Ohio's among them.

Over its 25-plus years history, Ohio CDC Association has been listening to Community Development Corporations in Ohio and responding with resources to help its members with capacity-building, advocacy and public policy development with the mission of fostering socially and economically healthy communities.

Throughout the years, OCDCA has worked with its members to come closer to the realization of a community development environment that comprehensively improves life opportunities for all residents. We are proud to have been part of the development of Ohio CDCs, and are looking forward to the future.