We The People Public MeetingOn April 29, three-hundred MVOC leaders, partners and engaged residents of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley attended WE THE PEOPLE. This public meeting resulted in firm commitments from Youngstown's mayoral candidates on our neighborhood platform, including issues of jobs and economic development, housing and foreclosure, and local control. Read more
Youngstown Fights Blight by Enforcing Forclosure BondsThanks to the work of MVOC's Youngstown Neighborhood Leadership Council, Youngstown is now the first city in Ohio to enforce a law requiring banks who foreclose on properties to post a $10,000 bond for the maintenance of vacant properties. Read more
Weeklong TrainingAt the base of every successful organizing campaign is the training and development of leaders. Each year, the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative (MVOC) joins its Ohio Organizing Collaborative allies to host a weeklong community organizing and leadership training. This year, Weeklong Training will be held Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 19 at the University of Akron. Please click the link below for more details or to register for the training. Read more
Join Our Team!Are you interested in changing the world? Do you want to build power through racial, social, and economic justice? Think you've got what it takes to be a community organizer? MVOC is hiring! Join our team today. Read more
What is MVOC?
Founded in 2008, the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative (MVOC) is an innovative community organization that brings together neighborhood, faith-based and labor groups in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties to build the capacity necessary to create sustainable change in our community.
At MVOC, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout the Mahoning Valley by identifying and developing grassroots leaders, cultivating healthy neighborhoods, and building power to address inequality and promote racial, social, and economic justice.
MVOC in the News
Learn more about our work in the community through local media coverage,
the MVOC blog, and our quarterly Valley Voice newsletter: