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.

Upon arrival, the CCD team was warmly welcomed and given an insightful tour of the campus. They witnessed firsthand the impact of the program, which offers essential services such as GED attainment, job training, and certifications in fields like nursing and construction. It was clear that Newburgh Youthbuild is not just a program; it’s a lifeline for youth seeking to break the cycle of poverty and build brighter futures for themselves.

One of the highlights of the visit was the chance to interact with local youth actively engaged in the program. Hearing their stories and witnessing their determination reaffirmed CCD’s commitment to supporting initiatives that empower and uplift communities.

Newburgh Youthbuild and LYNC Lounge exemplify the values at the core of CCD’s mission. Their dedication to providing education, training, and support to underserved youth aligns perfectly with CCD’s goal of fostering sustainable change and empowerment within communities.

As Executive Director K Bain and the CCD team reflect on their visit, they are excited about the potential for collaboration and partnership with Newburgh Youthbuild. Together, they look forward to exploring ways to amplify impact and create lasting change in the lives of youth in Newburgh and beyond.

Stay tuned for more updates as CCD continues to work alongside organizations like Newburgh Youthbuild, striving to build stronger, more resilient communities for all.

Empowering communities, one step at a time.

The CCD Team


Gabriel Comrie