Our Roots

September 29th 2006 was a good day in Northside. NEST – originally incorporated as Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CNCURC) – was born.

Northsider Stefanie Sunderland, the original Executive Director of NEST and a founding member, has long been committed to serving the Northside community. Her deep knowledge and concern for the neighborhood led to establishing CNCURC (now NEST).

Sunderland worked with residents, stakeholders and the City of Cincinnati to target areas for redevelopment where blighted properties and absentee landlords defined streets, and so the organization took hold. NEST’s work has bolstered the community and worked through a variety of positive partnerships over the years. Our Board and Staff, guided by the original intentions, continues this impactful work as the neighborhood evolves.

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