YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A block party on Youngstown’s south side Saturday afternoon helped launch a new program for the neighborhood.
The Taft Promise Neighborhood initiative is a plan to turn Taft Elementary School into a community hub to help coordinate programs for the residents.
“We want to use the school to offer wrap-around services to students, their parents, neighbors,” said Rebecca Solean, a representative for the initiative. “Eventually we would like to move toward having a community center here on the south side. Probably on South Avenue to be able to coordinate some of the services.”
The initiative would include after-school programs, health screenings and housing repair services.