CREATING CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Creating teen community leaders by serving children in need

aka Amy's Holiday Party   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.cccprojects.org

Mission

Creating Connected Communities brings life-enhancing programs to children experiencing hardship by empowering teens to become engaged community leaders and volunteers.

Ruling year info

2010

Co-Executive Director & Founder

Amy Sacks Zeide

Co-Executive Director

Dara Grant

Main address

Po Box 500247

Atlanta, GA 31150 USA

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EIN

27-1926563

NTEE code info

(Gift Distribution) (P58)

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Leadership Development Program

CCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) engages a select groups Jewish teen volunteers in meaningful and direct community service by teaching critical leadership skills including:

Philanthropy through a Jewish lens
Issue education on homelessness and the cycle of poverty
Empathetic volunteerism
Partnership building
Identifying community needs
Project management
Event planning
Public speaking
Fundraising

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Since 1995, Amy’s Holiday Party, our signature event, has provided children and families in need with a reprieve from their often-challenging daily realities through carnival games, craft projects, a DJ dance party, a full meal, holiday cheer, a picture with Santa, and a visit to our “toy store.”

In partnership with more than 40 shelters and agencies, our guests are paired with teen volunteers so they can experience first-hand their community’s compassion and interest in helping them through a difficult time. CCC provides thousands of children in need with opportunities to celebrate and be celebrated each holiday season!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

CCC’s After-School Programs are partnerships with Title 1 schools providing after-school academic remediation/enrichment and after-care for children in need. Our after-school programs serve several purposes, including bringing the school’s community together, both the students and families in the after-school program as well as families who are not.

In effort to help create a connected community within the school, our programs offer all students opportunities to enjoy time outside of class together as peers and friends. Our programs have even been used as rewards and incentives for students who meet their academic or behavioral progress goals.

Our guests enjoy bounce houses, DJ entertainment, school-themed craft projects, a full meal, and sports activities.

CCC has partnered with Sandy Springs Education Force as well as Dekalb County schools and Bright From The Start consultants to create partnerships with schools that could benefit from our programs.

Population(s) Served
Students
Economically disadvantaged people

In partnership with The Cobb Collaborative, CCC provides a spring-themed outdoor festival for children and families served by Cobb County agencies. This program, held at The South Cobb Recreation Center, brings the community together for a care-free afternoon of fun including carnival games, bounce houses, spring crafts, food, and sports.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

CCC’s Summer Festivals partner with camps serving children from Title 1 schools and other low-income areas to provide outdoor activities, water games, and sporting events. These camps focus on academic remediation and skill building to support the needs of children all year round.

Our programs are provided as kick-off events for the beginning of the camp session and as achievement rewards for meeting progress goals in these programs. In the past, CCC has partnered with Horizons Atlanta and Los Ninos Primero to provide these outdoor, water-themed festivals for the children in their camps. CCC also partners with GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students to support National Summer Learning Day where each participant at the festival receives brand new books.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

CCC’s annual Fall Festival, a partnership with the Police Athletic League’s PAL program, is a fun-filled Halloween block party for over 250 children in need complete with bounce houses, a haunted house, costumes, Fall crafts, field games, food, treats, and more.

These children don’t get to experience Halloween trick or treating due to neighborhood safety concerns. That’s where CCC comes in. We bring the party to them with the help of the police officers who serve their community, our teen volunteers, and children and families who live in the area.

Our goal for this program is to break down stereotypes and show our community that we are all connected. The guests of our programs and our teen volunteers have opportunities for fun and meaningful interactions they wouldn’t otherwise have in their daily lives, demonstrating the common ground they share.

The police officers who protect this community also have opportunities to interact with our guests in a way that feels safe and non-confrontational, showing our guests that the officers who work in their neighborhoods care about their well-being and their happiness.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Teen Bash is an event designed specifically for teenagers living in shelters and low-income neighborhoods. These teens in need rarely receive services specific to their age group. Our Teen Bash fills this need by providing teen-approved activities that include Whirly Ball, arcade games, karaoke, photo booths and more. We also offer a “book stand” where guests can choose from gently used and new age-appropriate and high-interest books to take home with them.

At Teen Bash, volunteers interact with our guests as peers and participate in the games and activities alongside our guests.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

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Board of directors
as of 03/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Seth Toporek

Southeastern Mortgage Solutions, Inc

Term: 2022 - 2022

Jennifer Meyerowitz

Summit Investment Management

Jeff Glickman

Aprio

Jeremy Wohlberg

Voya

Rachael Abt

Catalyst Development Partners

Rich Artzi

EPG Wealth

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