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Lee County CDC/CTC

Marianna, AR

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Lee, St. Francis, and Phillips counties, by offering community economic development opportunities and activities in affordable housing, youth leadership development and intervention services, alternative adult education methods, job skills training, and community access to technology and training, which will lead residents to sustainable self-sufficiency.

Lee County CDC programs include education projects designed to increase the skills of youth and adults in the community. Within the offices of the CDC is the Lee County Community Technology Center. The center promotes local technology awareness and education by providing low-income area youth and adults with the opportunity to enhance their computer skills. The Center offers technology training and provides hardware and software to various sites throughout the Lee County area. Currently 560 individuals (children and adults) have taken advantage of the Technology center and the programs offered. Lee County CDC also provides space for the Lee County GED/ABE Adult Education Program in cooperation with Crowley’s Ridge Vo-Tech Center in Forrest City. The average enrollment for this class both day and night is 15 students.

Lee County CDC served as the pilot site for the Biz Tech Program. The Biz Tech program is an on-line entrepreneurial development program which focuses on teaching youth the skills needed to start their own businesses. Fifteen youth participated in this pilot project; with eight of those young people working together to start a small business called “A Little Something Special”. The group made, marketed and sole individualized gift baskets for Valentine’s Day. The business project was successful and ended showing a profit.

La Casa Hogar/Yakima Interfaith Coalition

Yakima, WA

Working together as an expression of faith, our home nurtures strong communities…one person at a time.

Our Vision:

Creating places of welcome and hospitality for all persons;
Providing emergency services when other sources fail or are not available;
Offering educational and learning opportunities for women and children;
Providing settings where barriers between people may be broken down;
Working toward the social and spiritual reconciliation and transformation of the whole community

La Casa Hogar is a center for women and children. The center houses a variety of programs essential to the successful transition of new immigrants to life in the Yakima Valley.

Our programs and service empower Hispanic women and children through education. And extending the caring hand of the community in serving anyone in need of emergency service.

Korean American Community Services

Chicago, IL

Our mission at KACS is to celebrate our ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services.
We have created this web site as a public service, offering information about our agency and services, as well as matters
of concern to our constituents and supporters.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)

Boston, MA

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) is a dynamic community building agency dedicated to increasing the social and economic power of individuals and families through education, economic development, technology and arts programming that builds safe, vibrant and culturally diverse affordable housing communities.

Human Services Coalition of Dade County

Miami, FL

Human Services Coalition (HSC) supports individuals, organizations and communities to create a more just, equitable and caring society.

Promote Health & Wealth: The Prosperity Campaign

We link residents in need of economic stability with the financial services and healthcare programs that can help. Our network of Prosperity Centers offers services including free tax preparation, economic benefits counseling, homeownership counseling, financial coaching and more.

We also help operate a farmers market in Overtown that accepts food stamps and doubles the value of purchases made with food stamps.

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Develop Leadership: Civic Life Academy

We develop leaders with the attitude, focus and skills necessary to create the change our communities need. Programs in our Civic Life Academy include:

Parent Leadership Training Institute
Advocacy Corps Training
Public Allies
Neighborhood Leadership Program
Storytelling Initiative
Connect & Inspire: Imagine Miami

HSC does social networking with a twist – we call it “civic networking.” We connect South Florida residents across sector, background and area of interest, helping them find new opportunities for collaboration. Imagine Miami Changemaker Conferences, held twice a year, are powerful gatherings of nearly 200 people who learn skills for change, deepen their understanding of issues, discover examples of innovative “change-making” at the local level, and make new and inspiring connections. Learn more.

Advocate for Better Communities

HSC is involved in building the Penny Wise movement, a campaign against cuts to social services in Miami-Dade County.

Build Strong Organizations: Catalyst Miami

HSC’s new capacity building center will assist social enterprises to launch, grow, collaborate and increase community impact. HSC supports groups by sharing administrative services; fiscal sponsorship; advocacy training; communications strategies; business practices; leadership development; and networks.

HELP of Ojai

Ojai, CA

Through a combination of individual, community and public resources, we seek to help those seniors, families and youth most in need in our community. Our primary objective is to provide need-based services and programs. Secondly, HELP seeks to partner with other groups and agencies to facilitate the necessary programming and community infrastructure to address emerging needing in an integrated, proactive manner.

HELP’s programs have made us an indispensible part of the community over the 42 years we have been in Ojai. From providing direct services to seniors, families and youth, to serving as a senior gathering place, to partnering with other agencies in the Valley, HELP is consistently working to enhance the well-being of the residents of the Ojai Valley.


Daily Congregate meals
Home Delivered Meals
Frequent Food donations open access
Respite Care
Adult Day Care
Senior Activities
Utility Payment center
Facilities usage for meetings and events
Transportation to appointments and shopping
Volunteer opportunities
Food pantry
Rental assistance
Student Bereavement
Utility Assistance
Senior Yoga

Excellence By Choice

Washington, DC

The mission of Excellence By Choice, Inc. is to serve children, youth and adults by providing quality programs and experiences that emphasize educational, social, vocational, cultural and economic development.

Services are offered through a network of educational and career opportunities; delivered by a skilled and dedicated staff that maintains an environment which enhances character, self-esteem and leadership; and contributes to each participant realizing their full potential.

Excellence By Choice, Inc., (EBC Inc.), is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) economic development organization in existence since 1992. Based in Washington, DC, Excellence By Choice, Inc. has a regional office in Durham, NC, with affiliate programs in other cities. EBC Inc. serves as a consultant in community development, technology, housing, job training, capacity building, and capital financing.

Through its auxiliary projects, EBC Inc. fosters the development of leadership by creating educational and career opportunities for at-risk, low income or disadvantaged citizens of urban communities and rural areas. Clients include municipalities, businesses, numerous community-based organizations and agencies, and Native Americans.

El Centro de la Raza

Seattle, WA

As an organization grounded in the Latino community, our mission is to build unity across all racial and economic sectors, to organize, empower, and defend our most vulnerable and marginalized populations and to bring justice, dignity, equality, and freedom to all the peoples of the world.

We envision a world free of oppression based on poverty, racism, sexism, sexual orientation, and discrimination of any kind that limits equal access to the resources that ensure a healthy and productive life in peace, love and harmony for all peoples and our future generations.

El Centro de la Raza strives to have a positive impact on people’s lives. We use evaluation tools to make sure that measureable change occurs through the services we deliver. Each of El Centro’s programs helps participants progress toward one of these “Fifteen Core Outcomes”
People meet their basic food needs
People transitioning out of homelessness secure permanent housing
People retain jobs
Low/moderate income people are able to purchase a home
Increased knowledge of banking and personal money management
Successful default counseling; families remain their homes
Infants/young children meet development milestones
Young children are prepared to enter kindergarten
Students develop/strengthen skills and/or habits that support academic success
Educationally at-risk students make academic progress
Older adults maintain the highest possible quality of life
People acquire/improve English language and literacy skills
Parents/guardians participate in children’s learning
Latina/(o) teens will become self-reliant as teen parents caring for their children
Identify, alleviate and meet the needs of at-risk pregnant women

Transmission Project