The NMTC made our urban ministry center possible in a location in central Ohio that was unfinanceable according to several financing experts. This, in spite of significant down payment funds available. The result has been a rehabilitated building that has become the epicenter of community renovation and a reversal of major blight in the neighborhood. It has also become home to a youth serving ministry that supports 300-400 youth each year with programming. This is in addition to supporting a charter school providing educational services to 150-200 students each year. The effect of this investment in the lives of young people in this urban neighborhood is hard to estimate in hard dollars, but has been far beyond what was put into it.

Scott Arnold, Executive Director, Central Ohio Youth For Christ, Columbus, Ohio, on the project.