Our Approach

Our Fields of Work

Cultivating healthy neighborhoods is a bit complicated, but at City Fields we have managed to simplify things by focusing on 5 key areas. We call these areas our fields. All of these fields are cultivated together to make healthier communities.

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Physical Revitalization

Creating places that are beautiful, safe, and more energy efficient.

Social Revitalization

Partnering with residents and local partners to bring the community together.

Economic Development

Connecting, job-ready candidates to viable employment opportunities.

Neighborhood Safety

Building relationships over the fence and across the street.

Leadership Development

Empower residents and identify goals for their community.

City Fields has a track record of successful money management. A number of grantors have invested in their work with outcomes that have exceeded their expectations. Even more importantly though is the faith and trust the people in the community have in this organization.

MATT RYERSON
President & CEO - Untied Way Ocoee Region

Working Together

City Fields partners directly with individuals and organizations committed to seeing change in the communities we work in. We believe that more can be accomplished in collaboration.

Like the famous African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child”, we believe that we can achieve more when in partnership with others. We are committed to maximizing our impact by bringing together as many like-minded people, groups, and organizations to strategically invest in the community we serve.

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Our Partners

We are committed to maximizing our impact by bringing together like-minded people, groups, and organizations to strategically invest in the community we serve.

We are comitted to effective partnerships.

Starting in 2016 we partnered with the TVA and Cleveland Utilities and invested $4.7M in our community.

Protecting the Future

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Rapid revitalization is often used to describe a lot of positive changes in an area. However, rapid revitalization can often have unintended consequences. This quick process can cause rent and property taxes to increase to the point where existing residents can no longer afford to live in the neighborhood. As an organization, we are aware of this and are working to implement solutions to mitigate this problem.

"Gentrification with Justice" is the phrase we like to use to describe our work against rapid revitalization. It is the process in which an area improves at a healthy pace in order to avoid rapid cost hikes. We believe it is essential to protect the future of the neighborhood by providing housing opportunities that lower-income residents can afford while keeping the cost of living options at an affordable level. Our goal is to cultivate overlooked neighborhoods, but only inclusively and with justice for residents.

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