Tamika D. Holmes, Founder & Director
Tamika is the Founder and Executive Director of ™Community Care Development Network (CCDN), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tamika is a native of Birmingham, AL, and grew up in poverty living in many of the communities CCDN serves. CCDN's initiatives include family and life services, mentoring, educational services, community outreach, and youth advocacy. She has expertise in career education and development, business development and management, nonprofit development and management, strategic planning, project management, and education. She is dedicated to assisting anyone with any need. It is her compassion, experience, integrity, and hard work that drives her to help her community, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in various ways. With over 20 years of experience, Tamika has a creative and zealous desire to serve.
Tamika’s passion through trials of her own upbringing has motivated her to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s in Business Administration with Resource Management. She is also currently striving towards a Doctor of Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation.
How It All Started
Community Care Development Network (CCDN) is a 501c3 community development organization located in Birmingham, Alabama serving and meeting immediate basic needs, mentoring (youth, adult, and family), connection to resources including stable housing and affordable healthcare, education (financial literacy, math, and reading tutoring), and workforce development courses. CCDN's initiatives focus on Family & Life Services, Mentoring, Education, and Community Outreach.
We were founded based on the knowledge of our Founder and Director, Tamika Holmes, MBA, MHRM. In 2014, after years of volunteering within her community, Tamika began a youth mentoring program called Precious Pearls of Promise, developed for girls ages 11 to 18. As she and fellow volunteers began to build relationships, they learned of critical physical, environmental, and emotional needs impacting households. As an organization, we saw the need to do more. Needs ranged from parents not having enough income to fulfill financial obligations such as rent and utility bills, to unemployment concerns, food, and clothing. Young girls were stressed with having to help raise younger siblings because single moms were working two and three jobs to make ends meet. So, after carefully listening to the voices of the families they were serving, we expanded to include mentoring, education, and life services. During 2019-2021 alone, CCDN served approximately 10,000 households serving newborns to 95.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Very concerned and nice people work there. Reba goes up and beyond duties!"
"Great group of people doing their part to provide hope in their community."
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"Mrs. Holmes and her team never waver her help. She leaves you feeling hopeful and she executes. No matter the timing she cares - like the name says for her “community” those far and wide. This place has turned my kids' frowns into smiles. We are so thankful for her."
"They are there for you and your family when you need help. They are kind, caring, Patience and very polite this is something you don't normally see when you need help."