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 Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc 
Mission Statement
Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc. is a 501© (3) non-profit community based redevelopment corporation focused on:
  • empowerment of the individual and community by providing spiritual, economic, socio-economic, educational, and cultural opportunities to the greater Asheville-Buncombe County community to address the need for jobs, housing, crime prevention, education and health care, and
  • collaboration with local community-based organizations with local community-based organizations in the physical redevelopment of the "Block" for housing and supportive services.

    If you would like to help MZCD in its efforts, please contact Belinda K. Grant, Exec. Director, at 828.776.1427. As a federally and state recognized non-profit, MZCD accepts donations of all kinds, including real estate, life insurance, volunteer hours, in-kind hours and services, supplies, monies, and stocks/bonds. Please check with your attorney or tax consultant for the tax benefits of donating to a 501© (3) organization.

    MZCD has established an endowment fund. All donations to the MZCD Endowment can be sent to the following address:
    Community Foundation of Western Carolina
    BB&T Building
    Suite 1600
    Asheville, NC 28801
    or call 828.776.1427
    Project NAF (Nurturing Asheville and Area Families)
    Working together to help African-American women have healthier babies

    The goal of Project NAF is for minority babies to have a healthy first year of life and beyond. To reach this goal, Project NAF provides culturally sensitive and individualized services to African-American women while they are pregnant and during their baby's first year of life.

    Services Offered
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Support Services
  • Coordination of Child Care and Transportation
  • Perinatal Smoking Cessation & Environmental
           Tobacco Smoke
  • Breastfeeding
  • Empowerment Plan
  • Folic Acid Education
  • Outreach & Collaboration
  • Funding & Support
  • N.C. Department of Health and Human Svcs., Div.
          
     of Women & Children's Health
  • Buncombe County
  • Elizabeth Grant Hill Campus of Learners Center for Technology, Health, and Entrepreneurship
    Working together to bridge the digital divide in our community

    The Elizabeth Grant Hill campus of Learners seeks to help under-served individuals, families, and communities to enhance and enrich their lives by providing them with opportunities and encouraging them to master the computer skills necessary to work and thrive in the 21st century.

    Services Offered
  • Basic Computer Literacy Training
  • Access to Internet
  • Small Business and Job Training Skills
  • Word Processing Courses
  • Funding & Support
  • Janet, Calvin, Grant and Tamia Hill
  • Real Estate Development
    MZCD currently holds a significant portion of the real estate located on the "Block" in Downtown Asheville. Located on that land, are three buildings, circa 1920's, each at least three stories high, with 3600 square foot on each floor for commercial mixed use to include office space, and possibly housing.
    Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI)
    Working together to reduce teen pregnancy and the school drop out rate

    Buncombe County's TPPI seeks to serve annually an unduplicated count of 40 males and females, ages 12-17 who reside or attend schoold in the zip code areas of 28001 and 28806.

    Services Offered
  • After-School Program
  • Community Service
  • Incentive
  • Goal-Setting
  • Funding & Support
  • N.C. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Contact Info
    47 Eagle Street
    Asheville, NC 28801
    mzcd@cs.com
    828-350-9821 (Office)
    828-254-7150 (Fax)

    Office Hours:
    M-F 8:30am-5:30pm

    Board of Directors
    Verita Woods, Chairman
    Vacant, Vice Chair
    Sophie Dixon,Treasurer
    Arthur Mae Higgins, Asst. Treasurer
    Scott Burgess, Acting Secretary

    Board Members
    Verita Woods
    Bennie Lake
    Diane Rogers
    Evelyn Herron
    Shirleigh Moog


    Staff
    Belinda K. Grant, Exec. Director - 350-9821
    Shari Smith, Project NAF 
           Outreach Worker - 225-6155
    Letitia Bromell, Project Empower
           Outreach Worker - 225-6156

    Professional Advisory Team
    Roberts & Stevens
    Legal Firm of Record