1159 South's Strategies

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Survey
Neighborhood Ambassadors
Youth Leaders
Clergy & Business Action Groups
Community Volunteers 
Events

Places & Spaces

Places & Spaces

Yellow Springs Street Rising
Grand Harmony
Innisfallen Inspiration Garden
Rebuilding Blocks Rehabs
Redevelopment

Jobs & Business

Jobs & Business

Community Navigator Pilot
Business Directory
Small Business Checklists
Social Enterprise Support
All About Jobs

Current Work

REBUILDING BLOCKS IN SOUTHWEST SPRINGFIELD

Housing improvements are coming to southwest Springfield in 2022!  1159 South Community Development Corporation has started a significant, block-based neighborhood improvement program, called Rebuilding Blocks.  The program is engaging neighbors, employing residents, and increasing quality, affordable housing. 

Work on a housing rehab pilot project is underway.  It is a 3-bedroom, 1-bath house built in 1925.  Here’s a look at the home’s front entry alongside a 3D first-floor plan showing how it will be months from now.  

1159 SOUTH’S COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR – HELPING GROW BUSINESSES

In January 2022, 1159 South will bring its Community Navigator on board. This position is designed to make direct, targeted outreach and contact with small businesses in southwest Springfield to provide assistance including:

  • financial assistance and access to capital
  • contracting and procurement
  • marketing, operations, business development, and exporting
  • industry-specific training

For additional information, contact Lawrence Beavers at lawrence@1159south.org:

We Will Transform South Springfield Together!