Gate City Community Development Corporation

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Southern New Hampshire University
The Gate City Community Development Corporation (GCCDC) project involves the development of a faith-based community development corporation by the same name serving the Nashua, NH region. GCCDC operates from buildings owned by Grace Fellowship of Nashua Inc. (GFNI) on Franklin Street in downtown Nashua. GCCDC is an independent organization whose mission is to provide training and services designed to meet the needs of immigrant and low-to-moderate income residents of the Nashua region. During this project, GCCDC was formed, and became a sustainable community development corporation in its first year of operations, and is now comprised of a community technology center, AmeriCorps Vista program, and a furniture donation center. The host organization, during startup, was Grace Fellowship of Nashua, Inc (GFNI), which is a church-run nonprofit in Nashua. GFNI provided space and limited funding for GCCDC startup costs and provided technical assistance related to forming the CDC. This project is evaluated in this document by determining (a) was a CDC successfully formed as a Board run 501(c)3 Corporation and (b) was the CDC able to perform at least one appropriate community economic development project. (Author abstract)