On Oct. 20, 2021, CBCDC had its first annual board meeting as part of our strategic plan. We invited our partners and supporters to come and see all the positive outcomes from each of our programs.
Each of our divisions provided a presentation of all the amazing things they have accomplished as well as plans for 2022 and the abandoned church on 10th & Lombard. View the PowerPoint presentation from the evening click the link below.
We were grateful to receive $541,000 to renovate the abandoned church to become a community anchor for the Eastside by the Delaware Assembly Bond Bill Committee and were presented this check by Sen. Darius Brown and Sen. Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman.
We also had Rev. Donna Lawerence Jones as our Keynote Speaker. Rev. Jones is the Pastor of Cookman Beloved Community Baptist Church and she is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Christian Council. Rev. Jones’ address is titled “Faith-Based Community Development Corporations for the 21st Century”
More on the Lombard St. Project
Eastside and other Wilmington area residents will have walk-in access to a full range of workforce development and employment services, including:
- Career Readiness Training, and a Job Placement Center with Intake Specialists and Case Managers who will offer, job placement and retention services
- The Center will also house a Computer Lab where students can progress in over 100 online certification programs and expanded space to provide hands on training in HVAC, welding, and other in-demand careers, all leading to nationally recognized certification with paid internships. GED program and exam prep.
The building will also be that community anchor that counters the trends in youth violence, by providing youth-focused cultural Programs through The Cultural Restoration Project, provide culturally competent education programs that build self-resilient youth leaders and communities, while inspiring our youth to excel in school and beyond
If you missed our Board Meeting we hope you can attend next time! It was truly an amazing experience to get to show our partners and supporters all the things we have accomplished as an organization!