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Greetings from Smith Hill!!

Welcome to the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation’s website and to our neighborhood. Enjoy a small look at who we are, what we do and why we do what we do.

Thank you for taking the time to explore.

These are exciting times for us. As we reflect back on our 24 years of building affordable homes for residents of Smith Hill and building community through initiatives such as YouthRAP, Rec Night, Smith Hill Stewardship Employment program, a community garden, we are motivated to continue expanding and growing our repertoire of improvements to our community both physically and socially. Through partnerships, old and new, we will continue to provide affordable housing options (expanding into permanent supportive housing), growth in our youth programming, and engaging residents and businesses more than ever. Our vision includes a Neighborhood Association, Merchants Association, Crime Watches, Main Street development along both Smith Street and Douglas Avenue and more. There is much to do, we are not done and we can’t wait to do more.

As the new leader of a dynamic organization filled with community-minded team and board members, I am proud and honored to take Smith Hill CDC to the next level. Enjoy our website and please revisit us each month for ongoing development additions, organizational updates and stories as we gear up to celebrate our 25 years of building hope within our community. “Liking” the Smith Hill CDC on Facebook will give you further insight into the day-to-day “what’s going on” around the Smith Hill neighborhood, not only things we do but other activities and events by fellow community partners.

We would love to hear from you and relish your commitment if you wish you can volunteer your time or resources, join us on a community clean-up or simply engage in a quick conversation with a jaunt around the neighborhood. I relish all the possibilities that can be and am always available for conversation.

Enjoy the day,

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Jean M. Lamb

Executive Director

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.” –  Norman Cousins