The CDC’s mission is to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, initiating and fostering programs aimed at serving the needs of the public, particularly the less fortunate and underserved. The organization has presented activities and events in Arts and culture, literacy and recidivism, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), financial education, and health, serving over 2,500 people in 2012. Our recent accomplishments include:
- The Daniel Alexander Payne Reclamation Program (DAPRP)–80 clients were trained in career development and 37 clients were mentored in parenting and fathering, A literacy program leading to a high school equivalency degree has reached 8 clients.
- Percy L. Julian Institute and Morning of Discovery. More than 200 middle school students interested in STEM education, and 60 parents, community service and faith-based organization leaders, and volunteers have participated in the Percy Julian Institute’s Morning of Discovery programs,attending science workshops, engaging in hands-on-science activities, and meeting with accomplished African-American scientists and educators. Ten middle schools, five scientific societies and education organizations assist with the Institute’s activities.
- Moneywise With Kevin Boston Financial Empowerment Tour. In collaboration with the financial education non-profit, Capital Area Asset Builders, and other strategic partners, we have promoted financial, physical, and spiritual health to over 500 residents of the metro area. The all-day financial seminar addresses finances with panel discussions, one-on-one credit coaching, financial planning session, as well as providing information on jobs, housing, and personal money management.
- Sundays with the MET. Metropolitan area residents have been provided many opportunities to participate in inspiring cultural and educational experiences that promote civic engagement and civil society through advocacy, education, and the Arts. These included celebrating the United Nations’ International Year for People of African Descent and the International Year for Chemistry, and providing a forum for leading voices of the times.
- Art Exhibition. Focused on slavery and freedom, “Ancestors, Guardians and Guides” is an exciting visual art exhibit developed in partnership with the Menare Foundation, It is open for viewing at the Charles Sumner School Museum through December 10, 2013.
There is still time to donate to this year’s Combined Federal Campaign! For your FY 2014 contribution, we urge you to include a pledge to the Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation (CDC) – CFC #90648.