Direct Action for Central Lorain is a community development corporation that was started by a group of concerned citizens and community leaders. It actively pursues the goal to provide for neighborhood revitalization through community involvement, affordable housing, commercial redevelopment, economic empowerment, and positive youth development within the Central Lorain neighborhood.
As a non-profit organization servicing Central Lorain, the services Direct Action provides include construction and renovation of homes, renovation of commercial facilities and business and non-profit technical assistance. Direct Action has been focusing its efforts on providing youth, residential, commercial, safety, and anti-drug programs and events. Among its programs are Community Safety, First Day of School, After School Tutoring, Youth Development, Youth Entrepreneurial Training, Etiquette Training, the Strohacker Renovation Project and the Drug Free America Campaign.