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We thank you for your contribution which helps to bring The Community 4 Life Facility to realization. You can make a one-time donation, or a continual short/long term contribution. While getting the facility up and running, we will be out in the community actively working to bring more awareness, meeting with community members, and building a strong network. 

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Community Facility

One of  our main goals of 2019,  is to secure funding to open up the first


 “Community 4 Life Center”. 


This facility is where we will host a wide range of services for the community to participate in. Below are a few of those services we hope to bring to the people with the support of the people.  

1 Community 4 Life Child care Center

Affordable Child Care

Affordable child care is a huge factor to the growing economic concerns in The United States. 


  • According to a 2018 report1 on the rising cost of child care in The United States, women ages 23 to 39, are responsible for 80 percent of the babies born today, and are a growing part of the workforce. 


  • There are 4 million young parents living below the federal poverty line, and studies have shown that the ability to find and retain employment, increases with access to affordable child care. 


  • For married couples with children under 18, it would take more than 10.6 percent of household income to cover the child care costs for one child. That is well above the recommended child care cost of no more than 7 percent of household income. 

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Single-parents

 

  • For a single parent, 37 percent of household income is being used to cover child care costs for one child. 


  • With many parents, single-parents in particular, willing to quit their jobs, or unable to acquire employment, this increases poverty levels. In addition, the possibility that the workforce could lose a new generation of taxpayers is bad news for those nearing retirement, as they move on to tax-funded entitlement programs such as medicare. 


This child-care gap is one we would like to help close with a quality child care program designed to help parents remain gainfully employed, seek out career paths, save more money, and even begin or finish their pursuit of  a higher education. 

Youth Programs

1 Community 4 Life Youth Program

Let's Be Proactive

 With a proactive approach to servicing the youth of today, and the leaders of tomorrow, your Community 4 Life Center will facilitate programs that will give them the head start they need. A few areas that we will focus on are  Substance Abuse Prevention, Behavioral Development, and Health among our youth.   

Opioid Abuse Prevention - 1 Community 4 Life

Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Opioids are a class of drugs that include pain relievers available legally by prescription such as oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine and morphine, as well as heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.


  • In the past year alone, 11.8 Million people, 12 years of age or older in the United States, have misused prescription opioids or heroin


  •  Drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States3


We must get ahead of these rising numbers by educated our youth about the dangers of opioid misuse and illicit drug use.   


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Behavioral Development

  •  Studies show, the incarceration of youth breaks crucial family ties and penalizes families4.  


  • Removing youth from their homes and communities and placing them in correctional settings disrupts the healthy psychological development of youth by disconnecting youth from their parents or parent figures, from peers who model and value academic success and positive social behavior, and from participation in activities that require critical thinking and independent decision-making5

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Build Up The Youth

By providing a safe and supportive learning environment, aiding in the development of decision-making skills, and healthy lifestyles, we can all play a part in ensuring our children reach their fullest potential. We have the ability as a community, to reduce the amount of our youth that get incarcerated and keep families together.

Community Garden - 1 Community 4 Life

Health & Nutrition

We encourage you to join us in investing in the health of our youth. This is a shared responsibility. Together we can reduce obesity rates among low-income families, reduce food insecurity, increase nutritional awareness, all while providing access to healthier food options. 


  • Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese compared with 22% of children living in households with incomes four times the poverty level6


Community 4 Life Center will facilitate a wellness program that incorporates an on-site community garden, nutritional education, cooking, and physical fitness. These programs will be open and available to the entire family as well. This adds to the vital importance of opening a Community 4 Life Center. 


Adult Programs

Adult Support Programs - 1 Community 4 Life

Invest In Your Future

Our stance here at 1C4L is not that of a “free lunch” operation. We know that when each of  us takes the initiative to invest in ourselves and our children, the fruit that comes forth from it taste the sweetest. 


  • We understand that the  low-income population does not have the time and financial flexibility to take an active role in building up the community.  


  • This limits our ability to have more active participants in this work.

Business Training - 1 Community 4 Life

Let's Open More Doors

 We have the knowledge and resources to alleviate this limitation with the cooperation and commitment of adults who are ready to see change. Our focus here is on:


  • Affordable Housing
  • Income Shifting
  • Asset Building
  • Debt Management
  • Credit Repair 


Your Community 4 Life Center will facilitate the financial and educational resources to offer these opportunities.   It is here that we can begin building a legacy for our families. This is the difference between a hand out and a hand up.

Get INVOLVED

Make a Donation For:

  • The Future  "Community 4 Life Center"
  • Child Care Program
  • Youth Programs
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Financial Literacy Programs
  • or a "General Donation" 


Specify if you wish using the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of the page.

Join The Network

 

We have more than one way that members of the community can participate in the mission. Remember, we all benefit when positive growth is taking place. This also gives us the chance to build lasting legacies for the next generation of leaders.


Hit the button below to learn more about how you can be a part of the solution.

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Have you read our goals?

The goals of 1C4L deal with issues that have been a daily struggle for generations among low-income families in America and beyond. 

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Help Our Cause

Join us in bringing your Community 4 Life Facility and wide range of services to a city near you. 

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Sources

 1Read full report here https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3957809/COCreport2018_1.pdf?__hstc=122076244.10163877b46760f0c2b965f7c515b687.1548297025672.1548297025672.1548297025672.1&__hssc=122076244.1.1548297025673&__hsfp=1703924684&hsCtaTracking=b4367fa6-f3b9-4e6c-acf4-b5d01d0dc570%7C94d3f065-e4fc-4250-a163-bafc3defaf20 


2https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017086.pdf 

 

3https://www.opioids.gov/ 


4Family Comes First. (2013) Washington, D.C.: Campaign for Youth Justice.    


5Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach. (2012) Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. 


6 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. F  As In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future. 2010. Available at: http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20100629fasinfatmainreport.pdf - PDF   
 




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