Working Hard for a Better Community
The Salisbury Community Development Corporation is proud of our track record in helping those in our community. We are committed to strong neighborhood revitalization through all the programs we offer.
Here are some awards we’ve received:
NAACP Community Service Award Presented to Lou Adkins
NAACP Harvest Banquet organizers presented the Community Service Award to Lou Adkins, who is a community coordinator for the Salisbury Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides first-time homebuyers and homeowners facing foreclosure with financial counseling and other help.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Humanitarian Award
The Salisbury Community Development Corporation was honored at the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Humanitarian Awards celebration. The Salisbury CDC was selected as one of the award recipients for its work in neighborhood revitalization through homeownership.
Self Help Credit Union Mission Award
The Salisbury Community Development Corporation was selected to receive the “Mission Award” from the Self-Help Credit Union, Charlotte, North Carolina in October, 2005. The Self-Help Credit Union is North Carolina’s largest community development financial institution, commemorated its 25th anniversary in 2005 by honoring individuals and organizations that have advanced Self-Help’s mission of economic justice and community development.
Housing North Carolina Award
The Salisbury Community Development Corporation was selected to receive the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s, 2004 Outstanding Homeownership Program award, for the revitalization effort in Salisbury’s Jersey City neighborhood. The Housing North Carolina Awards recognize affordable housing developments that serve as models for other communities. Criteria include affordability, design, contribution to the community, sustainability, and creative partnerships. Salisbury CDC, with support from the City of Salisbury, has renovated homes and constructed new homes for first-time homebuyers in Jersey City.
SISTER BARBARA SULLIVAN AWARD
Ms. Karen Alexander received the Sister Barbara Sullivan Award from the North Carolina Housing Coalition at its spring conference on May 5, 2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina. This award was presented to Ms. Alexander for designing homes that kept the character of each neighborhood in its revitalization efforts. Ms Alexander serves as Secretary on the Salisbury CDC Board of Directors. The Sister Barbara Sullivan Award is given for devotion and commitment to finding viable solutions and improving housing condition for low-income families through personal commitment and sacrifice.
MARGARET H. KLUTTZ NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Former Mayor Margaret Kluttz presented the Margaret H. Kluttz Neighborhood Improvement Award to the Salisbury Community Development Corporation at the 2004 Salisbury Community Appearance Commission and the Salisbury Tree Board Awards Luncheon. Guided by a strong Mission Statement, the Salisbury Community Development Corporation has developed partnerships with numerous public and private organizations. The partnerships provided affordable homeownership opportunities for families and contributed towards the improvement of selected neighborhoods.
ROWAN COUNTY UNITED WAY COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Rowan County United Way honored its community partners who responded to plant closings in 2003. A plaque was presented to each of the organizations. Partners included: Department of Social Services, Health Department, Senior Services, YMCA, Community Care Clinic, Rowan Helping Ministries, Salvation Army, Communities in Schools, Rowan Information and Referral, Family Crisis Council, Rowan Behavioral Healthcare, Salisbury Community Development Corporation, Girl Scouts, Rowan Business Alliance, and Enon Baptist Church. The Salisbury Community Development Corporation provided mortgage counseling to the families affected by the lay-offs in Rowan County.
N.C. CENTER FOR NONPROFITS SECTOR STEWARDS AWARD
The Salisbury Community Development Corporation was honored to receive the prestigious 2003 Nonprofit Sector Stewards Award from the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. The award was presented to the CDC by the Center at its annual conference in Winston-Salem on October 9, 2003. The Salisbury CDC was on of three N.C. groups recognized for exemplary stewardship.
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits recognized the Salisbury CDC for demonstrating three characteristics of excellence:
A comprehensive approach to achieving its mission
The creation of partnerships to leverage its resources for more impact in the community
Exemplary practices in managing and leading the organization.
Durham artist Galia Goodman created the award.