Communities Creating Change (CCC) provides a safe haven for youth and families to learn how to create real community change through social justice workshops, educational arts classes, and hands on innovative STEAM programs including holistic/spiritual sciences. CCC helps to build caring, responsible and active citizens with the knowledge, self-esteem, leadership capacity and skills necessary to engage in collective community improvement.
The Origins of CCC
In 2005 a creative writing teacher, a drama teacher, and a community psychologist met to discuss the needs of Cook County’s youth. The result of this conversation was TAIC – Teens Acting In Community – a non-profit organization that facilitated after-school and summer programming for middle and high school youth. In 2009, with a move to Riverdale and a growth in programming, the organization was renamed Communities Creating Change.
Today CCC is housed at the the New Riverdale Park, Ivanhoe Fieldhouse, 14401 S. Stewart Ave, Riverdale IL. The New Riverdale Park District “supports the positive development of the community by building opportunities, providing programs, and furnishing resource referrals and information to residents.”
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Stay tuned for the return of our new and improved World Adventurers Virtual Steam Team
September 18, 2019
Programs coming to Riverdale Park soon. Be sure to sign up.
September 12, 2019
Virtual Reailty Coming
New Equipment has come in for the 2019 - 2020 program. The Kids dont want to miss this
July 12, 2019
Our vision is that children and young people are cared for, protected, safe and able to reach their full potential.
We value: family and community connection; participation; partnership; cultural integrity; strengths and solutions; fairness; and curiosity and learning.
Making sure children and young people are safe is our key responsibility. We know that caring for children and young people, keeping them safe and helping them to be the best that they can be is a big job and no one can do it on their own.
We could not do this work without the generous support of many individuals and groups including:
The New Riverdale Park District
Village of Riverdale
And we are proud to have worked with many excellent partners over the years, including:
Whittier Elementary School, Chicago
The Riverdale Community Resource Center
Friends of the Chicago River
Also a special thanks to our past and current Funders/Donors:
Fire This Time Fund
CPS Educational Grant