The majority of NECIC staff are working remotely.  All staff remain available during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM via phone and email.  The office is open by scheduled appointments only (no walk ins). We are encouraging all meetings via phone or video conference at this time.  Please click HERE for the full staff directory.

  • Take a Food Survey - Earn Cash Gift Cards - Help the North End Community

    If you live in the North End, we want to hear from you! Take an in-depth survey about how you eat/buy food for a chance to win in a drawing!

  • Great Resources for Trade Careers

    Trade skills can lead to some of the highest paying careers. Check out the link below to learn more!

    Click here to view resource link
  • Teana Sykes-Jordan on Financial Literacy, "Get Rich or Die Trying".

    Teana Sykes did an amazing job as the guest speaker for Ms. Stacy’s class at the Mansfield Middle School. She talks about financial literacy in her session, "Get Rich or Die Trying".

    Click here to view recording!
  • Holiday Events 2020

    We would love to help share your events/programs this holiday season. Click the link to tell us all about it! We are the North End.

    Respond here today!
  • Meet MBAC Client, Adrian O'Dell with ARO Aerial

    Check out our recent blog about one of our MBAC Clients and his current business in the Mansfield area!

    Click here to read more!
  • Meet our Recruitment Coordinator, Crystal Weese

    Connecting to resources is essential to our African American community. Learn more about Crystal Weese's new role at NECIC and her direct work to help our community better connect with one another.

    Click here to read more!
  • UMADOP Community Connection Program

    In partnership with the Mansfield UMADOP, the Community Connection Program strives to break the stigma of minorities and drug addiction. The first step to healing is to start the conversation!

    Click here to view the Newsletter
  • Stories from the North End

    Check out our current blog highlighting one of Mansfield's own. Read more about his years of service and kindness that will leave a mark on our community for years to come.

    Click here to read more!
  • Great Volunteer Opportunities!

    What are you passionate about? We have various volunteering opportunities available for you to sign up today.

    Sign Up Today
  • Richland County African American Report

    NECIC's Tony Chinni and Edward Akinyemi have written a report that is getting recognition throughout our community to highlight barriers in this county. (photo by

  • Our office will be taking precaution.

    We are making sure that our staff, our office, and community members are safe in light of COVID-19 situation.

    Click here for more details
  • What We Have Learned From COVID-19

    Our community has learned a lot from this current pandemic. Check out our blog to know the 3 entrepreneurship lessons COVID-19 has taught us.

    Click her to read more
  • Food Survey Day

    Attention all North End residents!! The Food Survey is still available online. Participation from our resident's will provide information to help with food accessibility in The North End.

    Find out more!
  • Check out our blog!

  • Do I live in the North End?

    Check the Street List to find out!

Welcome to North End Community Improvement Collaborative!

Richland County African American Report

View the African American Report written by Tony Chinni and Edward Akinyemi


 Lets stay connected! If you are a Black owned business, click the link below to fill out the survey to keep your business connected to our community.

Black Owned Business Survey




The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) was founded in 2006 by a group of concerned residents as a way to improve the North End by focusing on the community's assets, bringing them together through transformative convening and transformative organizing, to make the community a better place.

Asset Based Community Development remains the goal of NECIC, and you, the North End resident, are the most important asset of all. Click here to learn more about NECIC and how you can lead the way in improving your community.

The North End

Census Tracts 6, 7, and 16 make up Mansfield's North End, the focus area of NECIC. Boasting a rich history and talented people, the North End's assets  are the key to redevelopment.

The Plan

The North End Community Economic Development Plan is a resident-driven guide for all future redevelopment and planning on the North End. Addressing those things that most concerned you, the plan focuses on land use, housing, economic development, education, public infrastructure/transit, and community spaces.

The Vision

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative's vision is to assist the North End in becoming the leading engine of economic vitality, arts, and positive youth development and civic engagement within the city of Mansfield.



Our Mission Statement

The mission of The North End Collaborative, Inc. is to improve the quality of life and economic landscape of the North End Community

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