Troy and Tommi Vincent founded Love Thy Neighbor Community Development & Opportunity Corporation. Love Thy Neighbor is near and dear to the Vincents’ hearts because it has allowed them to create a solid vision for economic growth and leadership that has, in turn, empowered countless community residents. Love thy Neighbor started in Trenton, New Jersey where Troy and Tommi grew up, and expanding in communities of need across the nation today. LTN impacts these communities by addressing inequities in education, shortage of school supplies, lack of resources and limited exposure to higher education.
Prior to establishing Love Thy Neighbor, the Vincent family gave their time, talents and treasures to numerous non-profit organizations. They realized, however, that they could have a more immediate impact and direct their money and other resources to people in the community by creating their own community development corporation, which reflects their personal values and beliefs.
Love Thy Neighbor Community Development & Opportunity Corporation is committed to comprehensive community development and strives to build thriving neighborhoods by creating opportunities for positive social and economic change.
Their values reflect the vision Troy and Tommi shaped —together.
Troy and Tommi Vincent, along with members of the Love Thy Neighbor board and others responsible for touching the lives of those involved in Love Thy Neighbor programs, envision neighbors as being active and empowered participants in building stronger, safer, healthier communities. Applying a holistic approach to community development that includes workforce development, life skills training and increased open space and recreation, they envision transforming communities from poverty to self-sufficiency. They also see individuals advancing socially, economically and physically while developing important leadership skills essential to sustaining healthy communities.
Their philosophy will long endure.
The Love Thy Neighbor philosophy begins with the belief that community development is comprehensive and must meet the educational, spiritual and recreational needs of community residents.
Further, Love Thy Neighbor understands that human performance is enhanced by conditions that foster improved educational and economic opportunity and increased open space that encourage each of us to take pride in our communities and ourselves.
Love Thy Neighbor believes that by empowering individuals to reach their highest potential and encouraging each individual to participate in the planning and development of each aspect of community development, there is opportunity to create neighborhoods that promote a sense of ownership and civic responsibility among its residents.
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Healthy and thriving communities have resources to address their greatest needs, and while LTN may not be able to address every need, we sure can make an impact. That is where you come in. Our efforts to address inequities in education, lack of resources and limited exposure to higher education, and address the homeless population cannot take effect without support from you!