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Registration Opens for the National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Registration for the ninth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is now open. The conference, hosted by the Center for Community Progress, heads to Atlanta, Georgia, on October 2-4, 2019. It will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE) and is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals from around the country.

06/17/19
Eighteen community leaders chosen for national Community Revitalization Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, the Center for Community Progress announced the inaugural cohort of its national Community Revitalization Fellowship. Eighteen community leaders, six each from Gary, Ind., Jackson, Miss., and Newark, N.J., were selected through a competitive application process. In total, 40 communities applied to participate in the Fellowship.

05/09/19
For fifth year in a row, revitalization projects receive "Public Displays of Affection" for Valentine's Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For Valentine’s Day, the annual #LoveThatLot campaign is encouraging people to engage in “Public Displays of Affection” for outstanding, under-recognized vacant property revitalization efforts.

02/14/19
Community Progress launches new Community Revitalization Fellowship for resident leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Center for Community Progress, a national nonprofit organization, is launching a new nine-month fellowship to help grassroots community leaders revitalize neighborhoods that are struggling with vacancy, abandonment, and disinvestment. In 2019, 18 residents—cohorts of six people from three different communities—will be awarded the first-ever Community Revitalization Fellowships.

01/10/19
National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Heads to Atlanta in 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. – The ninth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 2-4, 2019, announced the Center for Community Progress, the national nonprofit that hosts the event. 

10/10/18
Center for Community Progress welcomes six new members to the Board of Directors

FLINT, MICH. – The Center for Community Progress is pleased to announce the appointment of six national leaders to the organization’s Board of Directors.

08/27/18
Registration Opens for the National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

WASHINGTON D.C. – Registration for the eighth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is now open. The conference, hosted by the Center for Community Progress, heads to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 15-17, 2018. It will be held at the Wisconsin Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) and is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals to the city from around the country.

01/30/18
Center for Community Progress welcomes Akilah Watkins-Butler as new president and CEO

FLINT, MICH. – The Center for Community Progress today announced that Akilah Watkins-Butler, Ph.D., will be taking the helm as the national nonprofit’s new president and CEO. Dr. Watkins-Butler steps into the role in early July 2017 and will be based in the organization’s Washington, D.C., office.

06/19/17
Center for Community Progress initiative one of 89 NEA Our Town projects selected nationwide

WASHINGTON D.C. – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. The Center for Community Progress is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $75,000 to support building bridges between policy and creative placemaking for vacant property revitalization. The NEA received 274 eligible applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.

06/14/17
Three Communities Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Albany, New York; Huntington, West Virginia; and Memphis, Tennessee, are the 2017 recipients of the Center for Community Progress’ Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Through TASP, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), a national nonprofit, will help local governments and other stakeholders break new ground in their efforts to address property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration.

04/12/17