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 […]

Empowering Communities: CCD Visits Newburgh Youthbuild

Recently, Executive Director K Bain and the dedicated team at CCD had the privilege of visiting BLK Hudson and LYNC Lounge in Newburgh, where they were introduced to the transformative work of Newburgh Youthbuild. Led by visionary founder Melanie Collins, Newburgh Youthbuild is making waves in the community by providing invaluable opportunities for underserved youth. […]

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 […]

Authenticity in Real Models: Navigating Adversity for Genuine Impact

In a world often dazzled by privilege, the true essence of real models is found in those who have weathered life’s storms and emerged stronger.  Real models aren’t born into privilege; instead, they are individuals who have faced and conquered real-life challenges, shaping their character and inspiring others. Embarking on a journey marked by hardships […]

Celebrating Kwanzaa: Embracing the Seven Principles

As we immerse ourselves in the spirit of Kwanzaa, let’s reflect on the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles that guide us towards unity, purpose, and community upliftment. Umoja (Unity): Together, we stand stronger. Let’s unite as one, fostering harmony and togetherness in every step. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Empower yourself to shape your destiny. Embrace the power […]

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 […]

The Rise: Transforming Lives and Communities

Community Impact: The Rise Project In the heart of Brownsville, New York, is a groundbreaking initiative set to redefine community development and address chronic social, economic, and health disparities. The Rise Project is a comprehensive endeavor that aims to uplift and empower the community, fostering positive change and resilience. Community Capacity Development is proud to […]

White House Safer States Initiative December 2023

Community Capacity Development’s Executive Director, K Bain, embarked on a significant journey to Washington, DC, participating in a pivotal Safer States Initiative conversation hosted at the White House. The focus of this gathering was the recently inaugurated office, the first-ever dedicated to preventing gun violence, established in September. During this crucial discussion, the administration highlighted […]

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 […]

Members of Community Capacity Development, Nonviolent Peaceforce, the Asian American Federation and community members in attendance for a situational awareness and de-escalation techniques training.

Enhancing Community Safety: CCD Joins AAF and NVP for joint De-Escalation Training

In response to the rise in assaults and bias incidents in our beloved city, Community Capacity Developments (CCD) actively participated in a crucial initiative organized by the Asian American Federation (AAF) and Nonviolent Peaceforce (NVP). With a shared commitment to the safety and well-being of our community, the event, titled “Protecting Ourselves & Our Communities,” […]

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