ACTION

Uniting Faith Groups, Schools, Neighborhood Organizations, Tenant Councils, and Non-Profits

Lead in faith & action

Food Insecurity

Racial Justice

Opportunity Zones

Fair Housing

“ACTION is a grassroots community organization which seeks to unite faith groups, schools, neighborhood organizations, tenant councils, and other non-profits to work for social justice. 

It is our mission to create a safer community, improve the quality of life through education, provide a voice for young people, support the rights of immigrants, and strengthen communities in Mahoning Valley.”

Rose Carter, Executive Director
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ACTION SERVES THE COMMUNITY

We have been active in the community addressing issues including education, quality of life, predatory landlords, racism, and food insecurity.
Dr. Baber
President of ACTION
ACTION is an impactful community organization that organizes diverse institutions and groups to create lasting change in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. ACTION's work has allowed the Mahoning Valley to make significant progress in stopping public corruption, improving education, and ending predatory lending.
Ian Beniston
Executive Director , Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
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Martin Luther said "God does not need your works but your neighbor does." That is exactly why am I part of ACTION, because ACTION has a direct impact on the local community and our neighbors.
Pastor Richard Kidd
Vice President of ACTION
ACTION is an impactful community organization that organizes diverse institutions and groups to create lasting change in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. ACTION's work has allowed the Mahoning Valley to make significant progress in stopping public corruption, improving education, and ending predatory lending.
Ian Beniston
Executive Director , Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
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Dr. James Baber
V.P. Academic/Student Affairs at Eastern Gateway Community College
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Monsignor Robert Siffrin
St. Edward Catholic Church
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Father Edward Noga
Pastor, St. Patrick Church

Mission

Guided by our faith traditions, shared values, and multi-cultural collaboration, we strive to develop a community of diverse leaders committed to raising awareness and seeking solutions to overcome poverty, racism, and social injustice.
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Welcoming AmeriCorps Team Member

ACTION welcomes the addition of William Brown to the team. William will be assisting the Economic Development Taskforce. His focus will be federal opportunity zones, job training, and neighborhood development.

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MyCap 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown

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WIC-Youngstown Clinic 345 Oak Hill, Youngstown

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WIC-Austintown 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown

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WIC-Austintown 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown

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Federal Plaza 6 W. Federal Street, Youngstown

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Spanish Evangelical Church 369 Keystone Avenue, Youngstown

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MyCap 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown

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WIC-Youngstown Clinic 345 Oak Hill, Youngstown

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WIC-Hillman Way 3910 Hillman Way, Youngstown

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WIC-Austintown 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown

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WIC-Austintown 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown

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Federal Plaza 6 W. Federal Street, Youngstown

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Spanish Evangelical Church 369 Keystone Avenue, Youngstown

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Non-Profit, Membership-Based Organization

ACTION, Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Ohio. It is a membership-based organization composed of 30 institutions. In 1999, a group of pastors and directors of local organizations approached the Gamaliel Foundation to seek direction and support to build a powerful grassroots community organization.

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