Charitable Connections, Inc.

aka CCI, Reclaim It Atlanta, Campaign2Grow   |   Atlanta, GA   |
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The mission of Charitable Connections, Inc. is to:
• develop leaders,
• build the capacity of faith and community based organizations,
• connect resources and
• fund initiatives to
o impact community and economic development
o eliminate poverty and
o Reduce violence
in neighborhoods and communities in Atlanta and the around the globe.

Our vision is that people take hold of their leadership capacity to engage individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities in Atlanta and around the globe in lifelong learning and the establishment of peaceful, environmentally sustainable, socially just, economically viable and health focused living and lifestyle management practices.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our Used Building Materials Store received a COTY Award for Volunteer of the Year from the National Association of Remodeling Industry Atlanta.

Our Executive Director Received a Community Service Award in 2015 from the Atlanta Association of Firefighters for her work in the Adamsville Community.

In the 20 years we have been in existence we have served over 270 leaders starting their non-profits, over 100 organizations with capacity building services and about 14 neighborhoods and communities with resources to support their community development efforts. We have supplied over 3,000 volunteers to various initiatives in Atlanta, Georgia and have diverted over $1,000,000 in financial support and material resources. Our staff is limited but our hearts are big. Thank you for allowing us to serve!

Ruling year info



Ms. Michelle Uchiyama

Main address

3522 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE PMB 413

Atlanta, GA 30319 USA

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NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Management & Technical Assistance (T02)

Management & Technical Assistance (C02)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Capacity Building

CCI's programs include 501(c)(3) development, one and one and group training of leaders and organizations in the areas of program development, grant research, grant writing, strategic planning, developmental facilitations and courses in non-profit start-up, financial management, standards and ethics, marketing, leadership, fundraising,program development and social entreprenuer development. We have developed workshops and conferences in collaboration with the Georgia Faith-Based Initiative Task Force, The Mercer Center for Community Development, and West Georgia State University. This past spring and summer, Charitable Connections, Inc. launched two symposiums to initiate its Campaign for Global Regeneration. With over 100 organizations, agencies, corporations amd individuals connected, we are creating an environment for the regeneration of interpersonal communications, mass media, public policy, education and economic development utilizing a social entreprenuership approach. We have funded initiatives and campaigns in the areas of poverty reduction, violence prevention and health.

Population(s) Served

Building capacity of a collaboration of faith and community based organizations to repurpose building materials and to divert waste from landfills. Proceeds from the store fund the restoration of abandoned and vacant housing for families in need and the remodeling of homes for the elderly and disabled. Repurposed materials are utilized by various non-profit organizations in their work and by organizations who want to create public art.

Population(s) Served

In everything we do we believe in impacting the human condition. We believe in thinking differently about the regeneration of people and places. The way we regenerate people and places is by bringing together innovative partnerships and delivery systems for sustainable healthy lifestyles. Our collaborative approach with grassroots groups, and teams of blue ribbon stakeholders makes our products and programs effective, simple to use, and user friendly. We just happen to have a great research and development team that identifies and or creates education and training programs, wellness techniques, zero waste systems, individual and community development strategies, and innovative ZERO waste and wellness products that impact the seven social determinants of health and well-being and take people and places from green to ZERO.

Population(s) Served

Monthly Lunch and Learns and training on various topics for building the capacity of leaders of non-profit organizations or those working towards developing a non-profit.

Population(s) Served

a drop in community based integrated support services center called the EKO TECH SUSTAINABLE ACTION LEARNING CENTER located at properties owned and operated by Strategic Properties: Royal Oaks Apartments, Central Park Apartments and Golf Vista Apartments.

The above goals will be accomplished by undertaking the following activities provided by a collaborative of organizations:

Implement assessed and research based service delivery systems at Strategic Properties locations which include:

• Hip-hop music, education and mentoring for teaching life skills applicable in today’s socially challenged environment delivered by Bridge Da Gap;
• Innovative technology driven curricular approach to teaching grades Pre-K through 12 common core academic standard competencies in English Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences that has proven to increase educational attainment, test scores, and academic excellence delivered by Koolriculum;
• Family driven asset building resources and wrap around services delivered by Kingdom Fortunes Development Group;
• Living and Lifestyle Management Programs for children and families including the 8 R’s of Recycling delivered by GreenShades Foundation, Inc. and Reclaim It Atlanta, LLC;
• Community Based Health and Wellness Programs delivered by Charitable Connections, and Campaign2Grow whose partners include the Community Health Interfaith Partnership (CHIP) and ARCHI (The Atlanta Regional Collaborative Health Initiative).
• Targeted and sustained intervention services designed to achieve specific outcomes delivered by Kingdom Fortunes Community Development Corporation; and
• Job creation and green career services delivered by Green Career Services, Inc.

Population(s) Served

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Global Leadership Award 2012

Leadership Institute

Global Leadership Award 2012

World Congress of Families

Global Leadership Award 2012

Young Britons Foundation

Community Leadership Award - Womens History Month 2014

State of Georgia

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Develop faith and community based leaders to create a culture of health and wellness.

Develop the capacity of faith and community based organizations through effective leadership development.

Develop the capacity of faith and community based organizations by creating effective collaborations to address community and economic development issues.

Develop the capacity of faith and community based organizations to impact the environment.

Provide certified leadership training utilizing the John Maxwell Leadership Training protocols.

Deliver a Social and Economic Development Platform to leaders, organizations and communities that fosters the growth of human wealth development through
* active, passive and portfolio income streams,
* lifelong learning and
* through new ways of exchanging that wealth.

We have assembled blue ribbon team of thought leaders and collaborators in the areas of workforce development, human development, child development, social services, wrap around services, affordable housing, energy, entrepreneurship, art, agriculture, food production, food processing, health and wellness and finance. We have integrated evidenced based models from each of our thought leaders and collaborators to create an individualized learning opportunity for each person coming through our frame.

Some of our collaborations include:
Atlanta Regional Collaborative Health Initiative (ARCHI) Physical, Mental, Emotional Health Partners
Community Health Interfaith Partnership (CHIP) Mental Health Partners
Fort MacPherson Art Partnership
Honan Development Community Medical Partnership
EKO TECH Sustainable Action Centers Collaborative (apartment complexes, GreenShades Foundation (8 R's of Recycling), Green Career Services, LLC; Koolriculum, Kingdom Fortunes Development Corporation (Human Development) Bridge Da Gap (Educational and Human Development) Kingdom Fortunes Community Development Corporation (community and Economic Development)

Board Members:

Jesse Morado, NARI Atlanta, on the Governors Workforce Development Initiative
Nabil Mousa, Entrepreneur and Internationally Recognized Artist
Stacie Stamper, formerly Habitat Restore Development Director
Marquita Smith, Tax Accountant, Formerly Manager Kodak Western Division Accounting
Jeff Mitchell, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Broker and Property Manager Single Family Rentals
Mark Galey, Master Remodelers, NARI Board Member
Yvonne Jones, Community Leader, Health and Wellness
Yvonne Gamble, Industrial Engineer and Corporate Call Center Trainer
Cameron Hairston, Microsoft Software Partner, Sharepoint Developer and Trainer
Michelle Uchiyama, 40 years Fortune 500 marketing and management, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Masters in Corporate Strategies and Planning from the University of Houston and Global Leadership Awards from Young Britons Foundation, World Congress of Families, The Bow Group in London, and the Leadership Institute in Washington, DC for work in community economic development in the US and Dominican Republic.

We have measured our progress thus far based on community impact. We have built strategic relationships, created programs that have generated successful efforts and we see the dynamics of the community changing based on our efforts. We have jobs showing up in the community. 1850 jobs for a resident population of 22,000.

We have not seen significant changes in health outcomes as of yet because living and lifestyle programs have to be implemented to see behavioral changes that change those outcomes.


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Charitable Connections, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Michelle Uchiyama

Charitable Connections, Inc.

Term: 1997 -

Jeff Mitchell

Solid Source Realty

Cameron Hairston


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Yvonne Gamble

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Liza Milagro

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Cameshia Mendoza

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes