Dayton Community Revitalization Network (DCRN)
The Dayton Community Revitalization Network (DCRN) is a 501 (c) 4 organization. DCRN was organized October 13, 2007. DCRN received its Employer Identification Number (EIN), June 17, 2009 from the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury and its State of Ohio Certificate of Domestic Articles/Non-Profit, October 23, 2009. DCRN was approved to begin its operations as a 501 (c) 4, on March 23, 2011. Dea. Ronnie Moreland, of Macedonia Baptist Church and Dr. Robert C. Walker, Dayton School Board, are the Co-Conveners.
- Dr. Robert C. Walker, Co-Convener
- Deacon Ronnie Moreland, Co-Convener
- Mrs. Emma Andrews, Secretary
- Ms. Seminola Meriner, Asst. Sec.
- Ms. Brenda Moore, Treasurer
- Mr. David Greer, Membership Chair
The Dayton Community Revitalization Network was organized because acknowledgement of the steady decline of community/human development resources as well as the quality of life indicators in the Southwest, Inner West, and Northwest Priority Board areas were a huge concern. Based on research, concerns from residents, community and civic organizations and churches, there was critical evidence that there should be a more holistic strategy developed to address the need gaps and rebuild the communities from inside out. There was a consensus of more than fifteen (15) community, social, civic and faith organizations that they would come together in the spirit of working collaboratively and share gifts and resources to improve the quality of life for all citizens on the westside of Dayton and vicinity.
The Dayton Community Revitalization Network‘s goal is to engage and work with community institutions and residents in developing and implementing a holistic approach for advocacy and action. DCRN will be guided by moral, ethical and faith principles with a primary focus on relationship development, nurturing and accountability. Its action priorities are working (1) to support and strengthen community engagement with Dayton Public Schools (2) advocate for Ex-Offender Re-entry and (3) to facilitate and advocate for economic and community re-development of the infrastructure on the westside of Dayton and vicinity.
- Hosting Candidates Night
- Re-entry Summits
- Meetings with DPS
- Support to Neighborhood Agencies,
- Act as a resource hub for the community.