Our Vision

Since 2007, NECIC has combined data-driven research, assessment-based strategic planning, and compassionate, people-centered solutions to support the community we love. As residents ourselves, we understand the heartbeat of the North End. Our goal is to connect all the right building blocks to build the blocks of our neighborhood. By working together, we will continue to be a leading engine of economic vitality, arts, and positive youth and civic engagement within the city of Mansfield.

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building blocks, necicEconomic Vitality 

Over the next three years, our staffing division, NECIC Staffing, will focus on connecting the building blocks of people and place to expand workforce training programs and assist in removing barriers to employment. We are also committed to supporting small businesses, arts-related businesses, and entrepreneurs in our community.

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building blocks, necicHousing 

Every resident deserves safe and affordable housing. By connecting the building blocks of people, place, and community partners, we plan to further reduce blight and increase the supply of safe and affordable homes in the North End.

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building blocks, necicYouth 

The children and teenagers of the North End are a vital building block to community revitalization. We offer after school programs offered in partnership with Mansfield City Schools, and the Summer Manufacturing Institute to help students explore art, entrepreneurship, cooking, and more.

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building blocks, necicCommunity & Civic Engagement 

When we work together, we are building the blocks of our community together. NECIC offers several programs to address challenges and opportunities within our community:

  • Small grants assist community members in solving a problem in their neighborhood.
  • Community Garden grants help residents start and sustain a community garden.
  • Our monthly North End Neighbor Up Night meeting connects residents to resources and allows their voices to be heard by public officials; and community members.


As a result of our efforts over the last 20 years, the North End in 2028 is a community of significant prosperity and innovation. While in 2008, we were considered a drain on the local economy, today we are the leading engine of economic vitality, arts, and positive youth development and civic engagement within the city of Mansfield.

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The North End Community Economic Development Plan is a resident-driven guide and an important building block for all future redevelopment and planning on the North End.

The plan focuses on land use, housing, economic development, education, public infrastructure/transit, community spaces, and health and safety.

Five specific target areas have been identified for redevelopment: 

  1. Sixth and Bowman
  2. Woodland Avenue 
  3. Longview Avenue
  4. West Fourth Street Corridor
  5. North Main Street Corridor

View the plan: Addendum 2017 2011

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African American Report

Check out this important and insightful report titled, "Richland County State of the African American Community," written by Tony Chinni and Edward Akinyemi.

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North End Community Improvement Collaborative
134 N. Main St., Mansfield, Ohio 44902

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