The Neighborhood Special Service District (NSSD) Project,
will be run under the auspices of the mantua community
improvement committee, which is 501 c(3) organization
developed specifically to address the needs, concerns,
revitalization and general improvememt of the quality
of life for all residents of mantua.
MCIC's overall efforts have created jobs and are already
generating revenue within the community because all
of those hired by MCIC are from the immediate area.
by employing and mobilizing young men and others in
mantua, the level of violence is reduced even further,
and other unseemly elements (drug dealing, loud music,
harassment of passerby) are also reduced or eliminated
summer, MCIC employed 25 part-time workers in an NSSD
pilot program supported with a short- term grant from
the city to provide security and facilitate the cleaning
of the area with help from area residents (mostly volunteers).