Reflecting on an Empowering Evening: Women’s Circle of Peace Event

We had the privilege of hosting an empowering event The Women’s Circle of Peace, as part of #PeaceWeek. This transformative gathering took place at our Queensbridge office, bringing together women from all walks of life to embrace empowerment, solidarity, and healing while celebrating their incredible roles in fostering peace within our community.   The atmosphere […]

Embracing Unity: Paint and Peace Event during Peace Week in Woodside

In a vibrant display of unity and creativity, Woodside was filled with the spirit of peace during Peace Week as Human Justice Ambassadors orchestrated a transformative Paint and Peace event. This gathering brought together the community and youth builders in a celebration of art and unity. As many neighborhoods across the nation continue to grapple […]

Empowering Voices and Fostering Change: Recap of CCD's Stakeholders Meeting at Astoria Houses

Empowering Voices and Fostering Change: Recap of CCD’s Stakeholders Meeting at Astoria Houses

On Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30 p.m. Community Capacity Development’s (CCD) Team organized a Stakeholders Meeting at Astoria Houses, providing an open platform for the community to voice their opinions and contribute to positive transformations. The event was attended by Kevin Yao, Program Manager for DYCD, Marilyn Diaz, Vice President of Tenant’s Association Astoria Houses, […]

sparkle jordan artist entrepeneur

Empower and Paint: A Night of Creativity and Inspiration with CCD Human Justice Ambassadors and artist Sparkle Jordan

Artist-entrepreneur, Sparkle Jordan, graciously lent her artistic brilliance to our Empower and Paint event held at CCD Queensbridge. Bringing together the vibrant youth of Queensbridge, our offices transformed into a lively hub of creative expression for an unforgettable night of artistic exploration. Collaborating seamlessly with our Human Justice Ambassadors, Sparkle guided and inspired attendees throughout […]

Circle of Unity for Men, Queensbridge Houses, Human Justice, Changing community norms

The Kings Korner Circle of Men Gathering at Queensbridge Houses

The Kings Korner Circle For Men’s, Circle of Unity Event In a reminiscent glance back at a meaningful gathering, CCD hosted The Kings Korner Circle For Men, Circle of Unity event. This gathering was an empowering discussion, where we created a safe space for introspection on being a father, changing community norms, and envisioning the […]

Collaboration Ratchet Assets The Boujee Banker Shanisha Dixon-Tyrell Community Capacity Development Financial Literacy Workshop Woodside Empowerment Youth Financial Resilience

Financial Literacy Woodside

In a dynamic collaboration with Ratchet Assets, The Boujee Banker, and Shanisha Dixon-Tyrell, CCD (Community Capacity Development) orchestrated an impactful Financial Literacy Workshop tailored specifically for the vibrant community and youth of Woodside. This empowering event served as a beacon of knowledge and a gateway to financial understanding. The expertise from Ratchet Assets, renowned for […]

Demetrius Similien Judith Brown Fears United Justice Coalition Summit at the Jacob Javits Center

United Justice Coalition Summit

CCD attended the second annual United Justice Coalition (UJC) Summit, engaging with leaders, experts, advocates, and individuals dedicated to advancing justice across diverse fields. Our community coordinators, Demetrius Similien and Judith Brown Fears networked with like-minded organizations actively involved in the essential groundwork required for tangible change and listened to amazing conversation surrounding Human Justice. […]

K Bain speaks to the crowd at the Human Justice March accompanied by Jumaane Williams, Antonio Reynoso; BRooklyn Borough President, Reverend Daughtry and Council member Crystal Hudson

Reflecting on the 3rd Annual Human Justice March: “Breaking Chains, Building Bridges”

On October 9th, 2023, the eve of Indigenous People’s Day, communities gathered in unity to take part in the visionary event, the Human Justice March. Under the theme “Breaking Chains, Building Bridges,” this transformative initiative sought to establish a theoretical framework for communities, paving the way for Human Justice, Public Safety, and prosperity to flourish […]

Written and directed by Kirya Traber in collaboration with the performers, Beyond Punishment. Judith Brown Fears, Demetrius Similien, Girls for Gender Equity

Unveiling the World Premiere of Beyond Punishment Stories of Justice and Healing.

The groundbreaking world premiere of “Beyond Punishment: Stories of Justice and Healing,” was an extraordinary interview-based theater performance co-produced by the Justice Beyond Punishment Collaborative (JBPC) and Ping Chong + Company.    Community Capacity Development is thrilled to share this transformative initiative that aligns with our commitment to community empowerment and Human Justice.   The […]

K Bain with members of underground Scholars in UCLA

Beyond The Bars Conference, LA 2023: CCD’s Sustainable Growth Plan Presentation

Embarking on a transformative journey, Community Capacity Developments’  Executive Director K Bain, recently had the honor of participating in the Beyond The Bars conference in LA as a guest speaker. Held in collaboration with The Center for Justice at UCLA, Bruin Underground Scholars (BUS), and the UCLA Prison Education Program (PEP), this third biannual conference, […]