NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY& EMPOWERMENT CENTER, INC. Rebuilding & Restoring Communities & Families BE-A-NEHEMIAH 2014 CAMPAIGN
NEHEMIAH CEC EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEEDING THE COMMUNITY PC TRAINING TO YOUNG ADULTS AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES ! TRANSITIONAL HOUSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT & ROBOTIC EXPLORATION SUMMER CAMP
MISSION The Nehemiah Community Empowerment Center is an IRS 501c3 non-profit and faith-based organization. Our mission is to provide quality education, teaching, training for the community by equipping youth and adults with the proper mindset, skills and character development which will enhance both cognitive knowledge and self-sufficiency skills. To produce productive citizens in Guilford County and surrounding communities.We are comprised of several subsidiary programs tailored to enrich and empower youth, teens and adults in various areas.
Organization Goal Our goal is to empower and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged and at-risk individuals in the communities we serve. Regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, religious beliefs, etc. Rebuilding & Restoring Communities & Families Neh. 2:17-18
Words from our President/CEO “I have come to the knowledge that we must get to the root of the problem and not just continue to attack the surface. Providing a temporary fix. We must teach our youth and young adults how to become self-sufficient, productive citizens for the advancement of our society”. In other words, ‘ We need to teach individuals how to fish, instead of just feeding them for a day ’. Pastor H. Sheldon McCray, Sr.
History & Accomplishments Formed Oct. 2008 • $200,000 federal grant from Dept. of Public Instruction allowed us to provide FREE summer camp for over 250 youth over the past four years. • Scholarship funding from Time Warner Cable Connect-A-Million Minds. • Developed partnership with Jones Elementary – opened 2nd summer camp site. • Food pantry donation from Wal-Mart • Year to date, we have fed over 2,755 through our weekly community feedings. We have serviced 566 individuals & households with food pantry services. Over the past three years, we have provided food services for over 8,110 individuals and households.
History & Accomplishments (Continued) • Nehemiah Lawn & Maintenance Division provides residential minor home improvements and repairs in the Triad. We have also secured lawn maintenance contracts with various management companies in the Triad. • Over the past three years, our Damascus House component have housed over 50 men who have gone through our program. We are proud to announce that we have had a 95% success rate of men who have turned their lives around upon completion of our program.
NEHEMIAH CEC EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING FEEDING THE COMMUNITY AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES !
McCray Outreach Ministries The purpose of this ministry is to service those who are in need of food and clothing. We understand that hardships come and sometimes people are in need of assistance. We are here to help everyone. Our feedings and food pantry services are open and available to the community as a whole.
NEHEMIAH CEC EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES ! ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT & ROBOTIC EXPLORATION SUMMER CAMP
After School Academic Enrichment • Our Academic Enrichment camp focuses on supplementing what our youth learn on a daily basis in the school system. We provide enrichment in math, reading comprehension and spelling via computer-aided software which assess and keeps track of their progress. Homework help and tutors are also available. Our goal is to enhance students’ overall Grade Point Average and End of Grade scores. Also, to instill good study habits that will increase students’ aptitude and improve their scholastic abilities.
Robotic Exploration Summer Camp S.T.E.M. • Our Robotic Exploration camp expose youth to the technology, robotics and engineering fields. Students learn about computer and electronic components, polarity, circuit board, gears, etc. Youth assemble a robot from scratch. This enriching activity creates awareness in the technology field while promoting engineering and technical ability. Scientific process, observation and evaluation are also covered during the camp through our S.T.E.M.-based activities. We have an extreme emphasis on math where we provide tutoring for those who are having difficulty at their current grade level. We offer challenging math activities for our more advanced students to increase their current skill set.
NEHEMIAH CEC EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES ! TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
Damascus House • The purpose of Damascus House is to temporarily house men who are homeless, in transition or at a disadvantage due to personal mistakes made and/or situations beyond their control. It is the mission and goal of Damascus “to empower and inform men back to the ability that they were born with: as the image of God; to develop back to a man of standard, and reshape their minds and character back to great men of valor. • Ultimately, it is our goal to welcome home the Renaissance man. Men will learn a trade, perfect a trade and promote themselves to work and establish themselves as productive men in the community. It is our hope and goal that this program will change the mindset, the heart and soul of the WHOLE man.
FUTURE GOALS EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES !
FUTURE GOALS - Women’s Transitional Housing - Domestic Violence Center & Shelter • Homeless Shelter - Vocational Technical Institute • Private Christian School • Kingdom Connection Mall & Entrepreneurial Training Program
NEHEMIAH CEC EMPOWERMENT CENTER NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY REBUILDING HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEEDING THE COMMUNITY PC TRAINING TO YOUNG ADULTS AND RESTORING WE ARE FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES ! TRANSITIONAL HOUSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT & ROBOTIC EXPLORATION SUMMER CAMP Your donation or contribution can SAVE a life !
WE ARE THE NEHEMIAH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTER, INC. REBUILDING & RESTORING COMMUNITIES & FAMILIES
LEVELS OF GIVING • GATE DETERMINES AMOUNT OF YOUR DONATION: SHEEP GATE – My sheep know My voice $50 FISH GATE – Fishers of Men $100 OLD GATE – Old self before conversion, life in the flesh $250 VALLEY GATE – A phase in life, challenges $500 DUNG GATE – After conversion, throw out sins $1,000 FOUNTAIN GATE – Spiritual refreshment $1,500 WATER GATE – Water from Seed, inspired from scriptures $2,000 HORSE GATE – God’s shield for battle $2,500 EAST GATE – Rising sun, resurrection $5,000 INSPECTION GATE – Being watchful AND prayerful $10,000 Your donation or contribution can SAVE a life !
YOU CAN BE-A-NEHEMIAHTOODONATE TODAY ! Nehemiah 2:17-18 17 – Then I said to them, ‘You see the distress that we are in, how our cities lie in waste’….18 – Then I told them of the hand of God which was good upon me….And they said, ‘Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.’