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Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development        
Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development (CACD) is a Black-led, youth focused, Registered Charitable Organization dedicated to transforming the lives of BIPOC youth between the ages of 10-24. Since 2002, CACD has worked with the communities to transform the lives of high-risk youth through programming that: • serves their unique needs, • develops leadership capabilities, and • fosters civic participation. Over the years, CACD has offered six core programs and a range of events and activities, structured to engage children and youth within the community. Our programs include the After School Program for High and Middle School children and youth, Leadership and Empowerment program, Youth Justice and Crime Prevention, Targeted High School Outreach, Health Promotion, and Internship Opportunity for College and University students. These programs ensure culturally appropriate activities, develop social skills, health and wellness, academic advancement, skills development, overcome barriers to employment, and minimization of crime and violence. Vision: Our Vision is that youth in the community are empowered to develop their potential, live healthy lives, becoming safe, self-reliant, spiritual, and active in their community as citizens and leaders. Mission: Our Mission is to ensure that CACD provides effective programs and services to youth for character and skills development, leadership, and active citizenship. Mandate: To offer life strategies and interventions to children and youth to enhance resiliency and decrease risk by providing additional socio-emotional support, academic development, skill-building and community outreach in a safe and supportive environment with caring adults.

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