Provide youth and families with learning opportunities, tools, and supports needed to become positive, productive, and healthy community leaders.
Use our collective, creative powers to seek out and seize opportunities to change the world.
Actively work to improve the quality of life for everyone we encounter along the way.
Sow seeds of hope, love, and self-acceptance that break the chains of oppression, transcend victimhood, and eliminate fear and self-limiting beliefs.
Create community connections.
A brief history:
Central City Development Corporation (CCDC) was incorporated in 1998, and the follow year was granted tax-exempt status as a nonprofit.
1999 - 2004: CCDC worked with Spectrum Resources on program development, grant monitoring, and program facilitation. During this time, CCDC also provided re-entry life skills programming in three different state prisons.
2009 - 11: CCDC worked with the Iowa Department of Corrections to develop a Cultural Competency curriculum, as well as to re-write the Domestic Violence curriculum being used with those who have caused harm.
2009 - 16: CCDC worked with the Iowa Department of Human Services to provide team-building, self-awareness, problem solving, conflict management, and self-care training.
2016 Update! CCDC's Mobile Training Unit is ready for road trips!
2012 - Present: CCDC works with Project IOWA to develop curriculum and to facilitate empowerment and transformation classes for program participants.
2020 - Present: CCDC works actively in the Cedar Rapids metro area with fellow SET grant-funded organizations to deliver programming through the ReSET 2020 Youth & Family Challenge program and the upcoming Community Hope & Transformation (C.H.A.T.) project.
2021 Update! CCDC's MINI Mobile C.H.A.T. Unit is ready for our road trips! Pictures coming soon!