ODU CDC History
The Old Dominion University Community Development Corporation (ODU CDC) was established in March 22, 2006. The ODU CDC is a broad, grassroots partnership that involves neighborhood residents and civic leagues, local churches, government officials, business and public schools. A 19 member voluntary Board of Directors governs the ODU CDC. These members were chosen for their vision, knowledge of transformational leadership, experience and knowledge of the community.
Specifically, the CDC will undertake a wide range of activities including:
- Initiation and review of neighborhood planning
- Rehabilitation and construction of affordable housing
- Renovation and development of commercial and industrial properties
- Assistance to small businesses and local entrepreneurs
- Creation and retention of jobsJob training and job referrals for area residents.
- Neighborhood beautification and enhancement of amenities
- Educational and recreational programs for youth
- Community arts and cultural events
- Advocacy for improved services and public and private investment
- Leadership development