Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Financial Literacy Seminar-Money Matters

On Saturday, November 15

Center for Community Development, NFP
Money Matters
Christ Bible Church
7877 S. Coles Ave
Chicago, IL 60649

We will be covering 5 areas:

1/Cash Flow (budgeting, etc),
2/Debt Mgmt (getting out of debt)
3/ Protection (Insurance info
4/Emergency Fund
5/ Retirement (understanding inflation and taxes)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lincoln's Challenge Academy

In July, Center for Community Development assigned a mentor to Cadet Darell McClendon, student in the Lincoln's Challenge Academy. Darell's mentor was required to complete 4 hours of mentor training and to contact him 4 times each month (two meetings must be face to face).

Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Academy, in Rantoul Illinois, is part of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program.

The Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy is currently on its 31st class and starting its fifteenth year of operation. The program has become immensely popular and has the potential of providing thousands of "at-risk" young men and women in Illinois with a new start.

To train, mentor and develop selected applicants into contributing members of their communities by providing life application skills through a variety of activities based on the 8-Core Components.
8 Core Objectives
Life Coping
Educational Excellence
Job Skills
Responsible Citizenship
Leadership & Fellowship
Health & Hygiene
Physical Fitness
Service to Community

"Molding the youth of today to meet the challenges of tomorrow, armed with the values and integrity of our forefathers, and the strength of one nation."

The future of the Lincoln's ChalleNGe Academy appears promising, but it will require the support of the Governor, the Illinois General Assembly and concerned agencies, organizations, businesses and citizens. To see how you can help, visit our website