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Space limited for Market Solutions Breakfast on Fri. Oct. 6 at the CCDA National Conference in Detroit

Community economic development — implemented collaboratively, creatively and with justice — is critical to CCDA’s vision of flourishing communities. You are invited to breakfast, networking and inspiration for implementing CCDA Market Solutions in your community. Cost is $30 per person and includes full breakfast. Space is limited so get your tickets now. Our speakers are […]

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CCDA and Education Equity

I am the product of a private, 12 year Catholic education generously made possible by my aunt who was a former elementary school teacher in Cuba. When I started school, I spoke only Spanish and found no sympathy or consolation from my teachers in this English-only setting. This was par for the course on the […]

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Locked In Solidarity

Hebrews 13:1-3 reminds us to remember the prisoner as though we ourselves were in prison. We are told to remember and to identify with those who are in prison, waiting to be released, hoping to not be forgotten by those from whom they are separated. In our CCDA communities, we recognize the effects of mass […]

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DACA has been rescinded

Dear CCDA Familia, It is with deep sadness I share the news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has been repealed. President Trump had the opportunity and the power entrusted to him by the American people to value human lives over political campaign promises and keep DACA in place. This misguided decision to […]

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Our Journey Toward Social Enterprise

When I think about the thousands of families in my city of Fresno that are affected by unemployment and the cycles of poverty entrenched in our systems, I reflect on Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mohammad Yunus’ famous words. Poverty is not created by poor people but by the system we have built, the institutions we […]

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2017 CCDA National Conference FAQs

2017 CCDA National Conference FAQs

When will registration open? Registration opened in March, 2017. When will volunteer applications be available? Volunteer applications will be available beginning August 1, 2017. Can I register more than one person at a time? Yes. Members and non-members alike can purchase multiple tickets for any event within the CCDA National Conference. Tickets do not need […]

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2017 CCDA National Conference Volunteers

2017 CCDA National Conference Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the success of the National Conference! Volunteers serve in a variety of areas, including those listed below. Volunteers are expected to serve at least 12 hours throughout the course of the conference week. Volunteers, who are first time members, will receive will receive complimentary membership through conference. Priority will be given to […]

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Pastor Noe Nolberto Carias Mayorga

Dear Brothers, Sisters, Allies: Yesterday morning, July 24th, Pastor Noe Nolberto Carias Mayorga of the Iglesia Pentecostal Cristo la Roca de Poder Asambleas de Dios was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles.  Pastor Carias: Is an Evangelical Assemblies of God Pastor Is married to a US Citizen with two citizen children ages […]

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Still time to register for $229

This year’s national conference in Detroit follows the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprising. Detroit’s journey has been one that puts a premium on resilience. Experiencing wave after wave of struggles like urban unrest, economic disinvestment, housing market collapse, and bankruptcy, has brought the city to its knees. Despite the hardships, Detroiters still stand resolved […]

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