Community Development: History

Through a wide range of partnerships, MPC has helped develop a   growing number of programs and activities to improve the quality of life in Norwood. Among the Corporation’s most significant projects are the annual Norwood Street Fair, the Teen Job Readiness Training and Placement Program, the COVE Teen Center and the Norwood Triangle Adult Education Program.

Some of MPC’s most rewarding ventures in the realm of community development have been the products of collaboration with other organizations dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in the Bronx. MPC officers currently serve as board members for groups such as the Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, the Jerome Park Conservancy, the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality and the Bronx River Alliance. Working with these and other partners, and using a variety of communication resources including the Norwood News, MPC works to forge a common agenda among Bronx-focused community groups.

The results of these team efforts speak for themselves: ongoing or completed renovations and new maintenance programs in all six parks in the area, in cooperation with the Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation and the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center; graffiti removal efforts strengthened by the cooperation of the 204th Street/Bainbridge Avenue Merchants’ Association, the Merchants of Bedford Park and several elected officials; and Adopt-a-Highway miles sponsored by Montefiore, Woodlawn Cemetery and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

These achievements were the result of the interests of a wide range of actors in the community. Through such partnerships, MPC effectively focuses attention on area problems and provides staff to carry out solutions.




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