Community Change, Inc. (CCI) is an education, management and planning firm whose mission is to make the community a better place to live. CCI pursues its mission by supporting the development of youth, families, communities, and the agencies that serve them. CCI does this through its six service areas:
- 1. Youth Programs
- 2. Parent, Family & Community Engagement
- 3. Professional Development
- 4. Course & Curriculum Development
- 5. Organizational Development & Strategic Planning
- 6. Fund Development & Grant Writing
CCI’s team of experienced professionals delivers these services. CCI’s team includes experienced college professors, principals, teachers, teaching artists and nonprofit executives with significant expertise in a wide-range of topics related to our service areas. CCI is certified in both New York City and New York State as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). CCI is also approved by the New York State Education Department as a provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF COMMUNITY CHANGE, INC.
CCI’s Executive Director, Kenyatta Funderburk, founded the company in 2009. This was the year CCI exploded into the scene by winning $6 million in multiple New York City and State contracts for its clients to adopt its program models.In 2011, two CCI-managed state-funded programs were accredited by the National Community Education Association (NCEA) for meeting their high standards of quality for after-school programs. Additionally, CCI activities have received Promising Practice Awards from ExpandeD Schools on three occasions.
In 2013, CCI secured its first state contract (4-years, $954,760) from the Ne York State Education Department — 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), to provide 200 high school students and their families of six schools in the Bronx with youth development, academic enrichment, and family literacy activities.
In 2015, CCI secured a 5-year, $10 million contract from the United States Department of Health & Human Services —Healthy Marriage/Relationship Education Program for its client, Nepperhan Community Centers, to serve 480 high school students and adults in six cities across Westchester County (Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, Greenburg, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers).
In 2016, we began working with arts organizations by securing nearly a half a million in multiple, multi-year funding to support their collective adaptation of our programs to serve more than 100 3rd — 12th grade students with disabilities and English Language Learners in New York City public schools.
In 2017, CCI secured its own contract (5-year, $2 million) from the New York State Education Department — 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), to provide 300 high school students and their families of six schools in the Bronx with family literacy, academic enrichment, and youth development activities.
In 2018, CCI won a 4-year, $1.52 contract from the New York State Office of Children & Family Services — Empire Afterschool Programs to serve 180 high school students and their families in the Bronx. Additionally, CCI won a federal grant for 2-years, $450,000 from the United States Department of Health & Human Services —Sexual Risk Avoidance Program for the Westchester County Youth Bureau educational programs fo 320 high school youth; and was contracted by the Mayor’s Office of New York City to train their funded fatherhood programs and arts organizations on how to use its framework for family literacy and for community organizing.