Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Construction Technology Programs

Dawson Technical Institute
3901 S State St
Chicago, IL 60609
For More Information Contact:
New Student Center
773 451-2100
Construction Carpentry
Construction Painting
Cement Masonry
Home Remodeling
Overhead Electrical Line Worker
Plumbing & Fire Protection
Spring 2010 Classes Start
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mentoring Helps Prevent Violence

Youth violence is a national issue. According to the U. S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), since 2003, nearly 32,000 American youths lost their lives. During the same six-year period, America lost 4,349 U.S. soldiers in the Iraq war.

In Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools are asking for more mentors. The CPS request for more mentors parallels the CDC’s recommendations to reduce violence. The CDC recommends the following approaches:
(1) build strong families
(2) teach young children to peacefully resolve conflicts
(3) provide mentors to serve as guides and role models for positive youth behavior
(4) reduce social and economic causes of violence in young people’s environments
(5) ensure spiritual or character-based training for young children and reinforce that training throughout their early teen years.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Marriage Seminar

Center for Community Development, NFP
How Not to Lose Your Marriage or Your Mind After Losing Your Job
Featuring: Rev. Ruffin & Sis. Anna Freeman, Louisville, KY
Five Sessions:

* Communicating with Your Mate

* Principles to Produce a Powerful Marriage

* Recognizing Who the Real Enemy Is

* Handling Adversity in a Positive, Productive Manner

* How Not to Lose Your Marriage or Your Mind After Losing Your Job

Saturday, November 7, 2009
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
500 E. 61st St
Chicago, IL 60637
Cost: $30.00/couple
To Register, call 773 322-2248 or visit http://www.cfcdevelopment.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2009

GED Classes

Dawson Technical Institute

Adult Education Department

3901 S State Street

Chicago, IL 60609

773 451-2169

Free GED Classes

Afternoon and Evening Classes Only

Registration Dates:

October 12th 13th 15th 19th

11:45 am

Classes Start

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mentoring Programs Help Youth To Dream

Mentoring programs help youth in three ways:

  • building skills
  • character
  • dreams

Here is one example...
Click on the following link:

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Be an instrument of change!

Become a mentor!
To access a database of mentoring programs in your community that need volunteers, visit http://www.mentoring.org/

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Role of a Mentor

A mentor is a...







Role Model

Mentoring is a process rather than an event!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chicago Half Marathon and 5K

On September 13, We are running to raise money for programs sponsored by Center for Community Development, NFP. We are racing to change lives. Click on the following link to make a secure online donation:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Join the Center for Community Development on Facebook.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spotlight: Entrepreneur Genise Johnson

To purchase I’m Back To Tell It! [The Book] Contact Evangelist Genise Johnson 312 388- 5326 or email her at genise.imback@yahoo.com. If you would like to hear Genise Johnson’s Testimony, call her Pastor, Bishop Robert Durr, 312-304- 4560. The Website Coming Soon. I’m Back To Tell It! My Life Is A Glorious Testimony…And Somebody Needs To Know! Promotional Offer $12.99

Open Your Mind, Receive Wisdom, Welcome the Knowledge, Discover Your Deliverance, Learn the True Meaning of Process, Through the Open, Out Spoken, Life Thrilling, Inspiring Story of Genise Johnson! You will find Truth! You will find Strength! You will find Guidance! 100% Guaranteed or Your Money Back! I Tell You! Young, Old, Rich, Poor, Man Woman, Boy Girl. There Is A Word For You!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Fundamentals of Mentoring

Be Reliable
Have Fun

All healthy relationships are are built on trust. In order to develop a trusting relationship, complete the following tasks:

  • Return all calls as soon as possible

  • Maintain confidence-everything your mentee says must remain confidential

  • Be involved, as much as possible, in the life of your mentee

  • Be quick to listen, so to speak-demonstrate that you value their thoughts

  • Use reflective listening-summarize what you've heard

  • Use open-ended questions-What do you think?


  • Share your experience

  • Help your mentee set realistic goals

  • Stay positive-focus on what the mentee has accomplished

Be reliable

  • Keep your commitments

  • Be consistent-set realistic expectations

  • Contact your mentee regularly

Have fun

  • Have a sense of humor

  • Experience new things with your mentee

  • Take turns deciding activities-do things your mentee enjoys

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Road to College

Applying for College:
Note: Information will vary; applicant must contact each college for specific requirements.


Register for SAT or ACT in September

Start completing financial aid forms in October

Take SAT or ACT in December

Mail College Applications by January 1

Mail Financial Aid Form by February 1

Notify school of your choice by May 1

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jobs-Taste of Chicago

Do you know someone who wants to work the Taste of Chicago this year?The number below is the "Taste of Chicago" hiring hot line. You must callthe phone#, leave your name and contact information and they will contact youfor an interview and job placement. This may be a great opportunity foryouth looking for summer employment! Call 312-251-0103

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Center for Community Development Fundraiser

We need your help!

During the month of April, we are raising funds to support our youth programs. For information about our programs, visit our website at http://www.cfcdevelopment.com/.

Thank you for helping us to help others!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Steps to Manhood Mentoring Program at South Shore High School

On January 13, the Steps to Manhood Mentoring Program was added to the after-school activities at South Shore High School-School of Technology.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Money Matters: Financial Literacy Seminar

Facing financially uncertain times, people are understandably anxious about their financial future. Learn more about how you may achieve financial independence and strategies that may help you reach your financial goals, join us for an informative, no obligation financial seminar.
Be Our Guest On:
Saturday, February 7th 2009
11:00 a.m.
Money "Does" Matter
Sunshine Gospel Ministry
500 E. 61st St
Hosted by: Mr. James Warren / Center for Community Development
Speaker: Armand McCarroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MARCH 13-14, 2009

Location: Grace Baptist Church,
Sr. Pastor, Dr. Robert Patten
16650 South Crawford Ave
Markham, IL 60478
For more information, contact Kevin Young at
or visit the Ministry One website,

Friday, January 16, 2009

National Mentoring Month


1. Become a mentor in your community.
2. Learn more about mentoring.
3. Partner with a mentoring organization.
4. Tell 5 friends about National Mentoring Month.
5. Think about the mentors in your life and post a tribute to them online.
6. Watch videos of celebrities such as Quincy Jones, Sting, Cal Ripken, Jr., talk about the mentors in their lives.
7. Read the latest research and find resources on mentoring.
8. Go to YouTube on Thank Your Mentor Day™ (January 22nd) and make the National Mentoring Month videos the most popular of the day!
9. Serve your community on MLK Day of Service by deciding to become a mentor.
10. Make a donation to a mentoring organization in your community.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Steps to Manhood Mentoring

Program for

A mentor-assisted journey