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Our Timeline

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2014

The Beginning

Youth Mentoring Group (Precious Pearls of Promise) began at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Thirty (30) young ladies enrolled over the summer

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2015

It's Official

Youth Mentoring Group (Diamonds in the Rough) began at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Ten (10) young men enrolled over the summer.

CCDN is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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2016

New Programs

Parents Helping Parents is launched.  This is a forum developed for parents by parents to help with communication challenges.

CCN held its first Annual E.L.E.C.T. Teen Summit serving 50 kids

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2017

More Growth Happening...

CCDN moved into a larger space to expand operations and services.

CCDN held Annual E.L.E.C.T. Teen Summit serving 50 kids.

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2019

Community Expansion

CCDN served 2400 families in Life Services Program providing emergency food, clothes, and  resources

LearnWorks Math and Reading Enrichment Program launched serving 20 youth

Served 40 participants during Peer Support and Community Forums.

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Launched Christmas at CCDN Program sponsoring 80 youth for Christmas

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2018

Health Development

CCDN hosted a Unity Prayer Breakfast connecting families and partners in the community

CCDN launched its Life Services Program, providing essential needs to adults, youth, and families.

CCDN launched its Healthy Tuesdays, providing heathy alternatives, education, and resources to adults, youth, and families

CCDN launched its Internship program providing internships with UAB Nursing Students

Several partnerships were built for education and reentry services

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2020

Moved to a New Location

CCDN relocated to North East Lake to expand services.

CCDB served over 3,000 families in Life Services Program.

CCDN assisted families with rent and utility assistance through the Birmingham Strong Program. CCDN provided $50,000 in rent and utility assistance.

CCDN restructured operations to accommodate Covid-19 Pandemic, providing Life Services, Education Programs, and Community Service Projects

2021

Permanent Home

CCDN served 6000 families in Life Services Program providing emergency food, clothes, and  resources

Inspire Education Academy was relaunched to assist youth ages 16 & up with life and education transition. 

CCDN opened 6 community food hubs servicing families in Bessemer, East Lake, Woodlawn, Titusville, and Center Point

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2022

Impact

CCDN served 16,331 families in the year 2022

14,400 Families were served through Community Food Hubs receiving food, and essential supplies

746 Families received financial resource support

CCDN received 935 referrals from partner agencies

250 Families and Youth served through Family Support Services

2023

Impact

CCDN served 20,797 families in the year 2023

17,250 Families were served through Community Food Hubs receiving food, and essential supplies

1,300 Families received support through Human Support Services

CCDN received 506 referrals from partner agencies

300 Families and Youth served through Family Support Services

1,441 Families received support through community outreach

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