The major achievements of the SSCDC to date include:
2001 Received a Charter of Incorporation for the Spruce Street
Community Development Corporation.
Wrote and submitted a proposal to the U. S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development to build a 24 unit independent living facility
for senior citizens.
2003 Entered into partnership with the Centers for Family Life (CFL) to provide social services to church members and community persons.
2004 Received grant for $2,115,700 from HUD.
Received a pre-development grant for $124,599 from HUD.
Received a grant for $100,000 from Metropolitan Development and
Participated in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Spruce Street
2005 Entered into partnership with the Center for Photonic Materials
and Devices (CPMD) at Fisk University.
Continued partnership with CFL
Co-sponsored an eight week summer program; Girls Using
Scientific Tools for Opportunity (GUSTO), for ages 9-15 years old
Sponsored Back to School Program for students, parents and teachers.
2006 Submitted a proposal to HUD for a sixteen unit apartment for adult
Co-sponsored GUSTO program and the Back to School session for
students, parents and teachers.
Received a $16,000 grant from Fisk NASA research center CPMD.
Provided social services to church and community members
through partnership with CFL.
2007 Participated in the dedication and opening of the Spruce Street
Expanded social services to include residents of the Spruce Street
Golden Manor through partnership with the CFL.
Co-sponsored third annual GUSTO summer program.
Received a grant for $25,000 from Metropolitan Development and
Received a grant for $2,500 from The Nashville Downtown Rotary.
Received a grant for $19,000 from Fisk NASA research center CPMD.
HUD grant in 2008 for $2.8 million for an 811
Co-sponsored fourth annual GUSTO summer program.