West End Center Celebrates Launch of New Community Project


A ceremony was held to celebrate the start of a new construction project in the Roanoke neighborhood.

The new project will be sponsored by a full service credit union branch, which also includes a meeting space and a community exhibition area. The West End Center for Youth collaborates with Freedom First Credit Union along with the City of Roanoke for the community development project.


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Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones

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Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones




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Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed


Hexham Social Enterprise Launches Workshop to Provide Training for the Unemployed

A Gilesgate-based shop and community facility, Hexham’s Core Music, launches a separate workshop where up to six people will be trained how to repair guitars and make ukuleles. The European Social Fund grant supported the project and has secured funds through the County Durham Communication Foundation to equip the workshop in Burn Lane.




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