CPDC’s Turning Point (2005-2010) Tribute #6 – Our New Leadership: Re-crafting the Future In 2005, CPDC appointed J. Michael Pitchford as President and CEO. Pitchford immediately began tackling fiscal planning for the organization, and, notably, identified and closed a $1 million gap in operating expenses. While CPDC had already...
CPDC’s Formative Years (1989-2004) Tribute #5 – Our Backbone: Collaborating for Success During its formative years, CPDC established its competitive advantage by offering innovative programs and services across several of its communities, most notably high-tech education solutions at Edgewood Terrace. And while innovation represented one side of the coin, collaboration represented the...
CPDC’s Formative Years (1989-2004) Tribute #4 – Our Competitive Advantage: Providing Technology, Education, Youth Development, and Senior Solutions When CPDC created the Gateway @Edgewood Terrace, the organization was in essence working to minimize the “digital divide” – the gap that exists between those who have ready access to computers and...
CPDC’s Formative Years (1989-2004) Tribute #3 – Our Flagship: Transforming the Edgewood Terrace Community In the early 1990s, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, Edgewood Terrace served as one of the largest drug markets in the district. The neighborhood was known by many as “Little Beirut” because...
CPDC’s Formative Years (1989-2004) Tribute #2 – Our Portfolio: Building the Real Estate Development Pipeline Following its formation in 1989, CPDC’s former president Leslie Steen and her development team worked vigorously to build the organization’s real estate development pipeline. Acquiring over 18 properties in the period between 1989 –...