EXCEL CDC's MISSION
we exist to assist the residents of the Austin Community to Excel through Education, Affordable Housing, Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Support.
Get the resources you need to Excel
Pastors and their staff get education and technology help
Self development is critical for advancement
Education for small business owners
Home ownership is a major step toward independence
Some people don't need a handout but they need a hand up.
Remember that first apartment and what it meant to you
WHO ARE WE
Extending our reach
The Excel CDC is here to respond to the ever changing needs of the community either by direct service or referral to existing community organizations to bring health, healing and wholeness to the residence of our community.
How we make a difference
The non-profit connection
The non-profit connection is the place where leaders can connect around justice issues that concern our constituents. The non-profit connection works as a hub for areas of information from technology to transforming communities thru policy changes. here non-profit leaders, pastors and community stakeholders can also find a safe space to share best practices as well as needs and challenges, Our ultimate goal is to create collaborations
Queens with Gems
The Queens with Gems program is a job readiness program designed to assist mothers with three or more children. With more and more single mothers being required to do more to support their families, we are here to assist them in overcoming the barriers that keep them from having a successful and productive life.
Freedom School Network
FREEDOM SCHOOLS PROVIDE A RESEARCH-BASED, MULTICULTURAL CURRICULUM DURING THE SUMMER AND/OR SCHOOL YEAR TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS
Illinois' Freedom Schools network will be the first in the nation to receive state funding. Freedom Schools began in the 1960s to provide quality education for all students, to motivate civic engagement, and to empower disenfranchised communities. The renowned curriculum of Freedom Schools allows students of all ages to experience a new and liberating form of education that directly relates to the imperatives of their lives and communities. Freedom Schools around the country continue to demonstrate the intergenerational effects and proven benefits of civic engagement by providing students with instruction that fosters confidence, critical thinking, and social-emotional development.