CCSOC was formed in response to the Atlanta child slaying in 1981. A non-profit organization, the CCSOC is committed to the purpose of saving the youth of the community. It works to prevent any occurrence of violence that would jeopardize the safety of a child due to causes inherent in community living.
CCSOC can change the world. In today’s society the CCSOC offers countless opportunities for adolescents and young adults. For instance, teenage pregnancy is always a main concern in the urban community.
CCSOC solution is to open the minds of our impressionable youth and illustrate to them the positive alternative avenues to express themselves. Teach them self-esteem, self-confidence, self-control, self-reliance along with a talent and a trade. There is a need for positive reinforcements and positive role models.
The organization seeks to reach out to those children in the community who will not benefit from traditional agency offerings. Acting as an umbrella agency, the CCSOC works with all groups dedicated to the welfare of young people.
Programs and Community Services
Every year we sponsor the children area at the Annual Harambee Festival for all children under the age of 18. This is a day filled with interactive educational projects as well as entertaining events. There are:
and inspirational performances
arts and crafts
free healthy snacks
The Sankofa Players
An independent acting group for teenagers sponsored by The African American Museum in Dallas’ Fair Park community and Desoto, Texas’ African American Repertory Theater (AART), where Mr. Minor directs professional local talent in live stage productions.
Annual scholarship given to a graduating senior for college tuition. Student must maintain an acceptable GPA. Present a consistent behavioral report, which can be confirmed through letters of recommendation. Plus submit the required scholastic material.