The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation The purpose of The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation is to create business services in the African American community. We want to change the negative statistics portrayed in the African American community by the media and instead focus on the positive strengths and fixing those weakness that continues to harm the community as a whole. The company will consist of a traditional social service agency combined with a vocational school. This organization will also consist of various components ranging from a social, spiritual, and political component. This is a private organization each individual must accept the principles behind this organization and sign a consent form before they can become members. However, membership will be optional for students. We are concerned about the lack of resources available in impoverish African American communities.
Our main focus is on empowering black single parent families and assisting our clients in reaching their individual life goals, academic goals, and career goals. We will provide onsite child daycare services to our clients. Our services would include not limited to violent prevention, but also mandatory specialized support groups for our clients. Our focus will be on healing the black family from the scars of slavery. We will help mentor our young black males and our young black females in a positive direction. Our fine art’s component will be targeted to high end art production and sales to qualified clientele who want to purchase our art works. In addition, we plan on organizing our community for viable economic development and social action for the betterment of disadvantaged citizens. We plan to do rallies and marches, sign petitions for human rights in Chicago urban ghettos, and organize fundraising for our community programs. We seek to work together with other affiliate organizations and like minded individuals that want to make our vision into a reality.
In addition, this organization will provide adequate social services to the urban poor living on the Westside of Chicago. This organization is based on Mr. Emmanuel Barbee's new book "The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding and Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America." Mr. Barbee is the founder and CEO of The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation. Our mission statement is as follows: This corporation is dedicated to providing the highest quality of social service that the urban poor has ever seen in their community. We are concerned about the lack of resources for special populations that are underserved in the African American community. Our main focus is on empowering single black parent families and assisting our clients in reaching their individual life goals, academic goals, and career goals. We will provide child care services.
Our services would include case management and community based support groups. Our organization is committed to a flexible service delivery approach with maximum accessibility tailored to individual service needs. This approach incorporates low fees based upon a sliding scale. Classes are offered to the general public, and all racial groups are welcome to join us. Again we want to change the negative statistics in the African American community by educating and preparing the urban poor with the necessary basic literacy skills for job training. We will raise our students educational test scores with effectiveness and efficiency.
We will also attempt to decrease the unemployment rate of neighborhood residents by forty percent within five years. We will attempt to improve the economic and cultural conditions of the community. We are committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice by building a local coalition from within the community and from the larger community in Chicago through direct action, and advocacy for the urban poor. We will promote group empowerment, and build a collective voice to effect systemic change.
We will provide social service to single parent families as well as onsite vocational trade school. This organization will also consist of various components ranging from a social, spiritual, and a political component all in one place. The uniqueness of this organization is the fact that Mr. Barbee bring his own personal experience as a sociologist as well as a former substance abuse counselor to this organization. We will meet the needs of the community by covering a range of services which other social services lack that is focusing on the entire "Black Family." We will offer a community service base programs which will focus on violence prevention with along with educational services in the form of a private vocational school along with small support groups and a onsite child daycare center.
It is our hope to offer courses in Automotive Technology Program, Cosmetology Program, and an Entrepreneurship Training. In addition we will offer a Food Services, Dance and Performance Arts Program; Oil Painting. The goal of The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation is to enable the urban poor to attain life skills needed for them to reach their life goals and become self-sufficient. Our social service program would consist of an adult literacy and after school tutorial services. We would also offer case management services such as assisting our clients with finding affordable housing , focus on health issues, an offer services to our single black mothers and single black fathers as well as offering a second chance program for ex offenders. Only law abiding citizens are welcome in this organization.
Due to the recession we will only focus on starting our dance and performance arts program and providing child daycare services. In time, we will offer a volunteer services and work closely with community residents to ensure that our services are meaningful and relevant for the community we intent to serve. Special services are needed to deal with the complex issues facing impoverished community in order to bring quality of life for those living in those communities. This organization will bring solutions for the urban poor and the community we serve. Every member must attend our mandatory orientation and our workshops and or seminars. Each person must sign a consent form stating that they understand our rules and regulations. Our long-term goals are to expand to the Southside of Chicago to improve the quality of life for those who live in the urban ghettos. We will create jobs in the community and help bring about a positive change to the city residents of Chicago in general.
Our child daycare center component is aimed at assisting our single parent families with onsite affordable first class child care services. Unlike our competitors, we will offer after-school tutoring, and activities such as arts and crafts, dance, theatre and gymnastics, all in one location. The child daycare center will be open to the public but our clients will have first priority if space are limited. With inflation continuing to rise each year, the typical American family now requires dual or supplemental incomes. This trend has created a need for quality child care services. Our Child daycare services will compete well in our market by offering competitive prices, high-quality child care services, and leading-edge educational programs with certified, instructors, and by maintaining an excellent reputation with parents and the community we serve.
A community of professional care givers with the credentials to not only enhance a child's early social and motor skills, but to also teach them advanced studies in performance arts and sciences found at The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation for higher learning. A collegiate-based curriculum tailored specifically for children, taught in a fun, nurturing care giving environment. The school dedicates its efforts and resources toward ensuring top-rated care giving services coupled with a high-quality activity based learning environment tailored for children in these age groups.
The center will respond to the needs of its parents and students with excellent care-giving and instruction, an advanced curriculum, flexible programs, local community involvement and business partnerships.Our open door policy embraces all who desire to provide a better quality of care, preparedness and education for their children. The school will provide affordable, first-class care giving and education by providing a broad range of integrated programs and services and innovative learning approaches. The school is committed to taking a leadership role in child care services, higher learning, community services and promoting cultural diversity.
The keys to success for our vocational school would be as follows:
* Service quality: care giving and educational programs provided by degree and certified educators, child care workers, tutors and subject matter industry professionals in a technological advanced first-class collegiate environment.
* Reputation: maintaining a highly regarded reputation for excellence in care giving, education and community involvement and being the employer of choice in our market for child care and educational talent.
* Profitability: controlling costs and managing budgets in accordance with company goals, adhering to strategic business plans for growth and expansion and reinvesting in the business and the community. Mr. Emmanuel Barbee, will oversee fiscal responsibility, employing an independent CPA for financial oversight. The assistant director will be hired to handle day-to-day operations of the facility and will work collaboratively with our investors and other campus personnel to ensure a successful business venture.
Our continuing educational programs would mentor and tutor students with there homework assignments and provide a base of understanding and interaction to ensure success in future educational endeavors. Finally, all of our learning and child care services employ technology, professional services and other activities that support and promote higher learning. We will also offer weekend specialty classes for children and adults and planned family activities in the community we serve. Our child daycare services will also offer children birthday party hosting services, providing great activities for kids and an easy experience for parents. Activity instructors will be assigned for these events and will lead the activities, ensuring a memorable celebration.
In closing, the mission of The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation is to create an entertainment, community education venue for the residents of Chicago. The Grass Roots Community Activist Corporation will be an accessible and affordable venue, offering unique and appealing entertainment for all visitors. The purpose of the dance school is to provide the residents and beyond, with quality entertainment in an enjoyable, pleasant atmosphere. It will provide excellent an place and opportunity for social interaction with dancing, educational classes, and special events, with an emphasis on "Live" dance music, including Salsa, African, R&B, and tap. The casual cafeteria will offer quality food, and excellent service that will ensure a large, loyal following of customers. This is Mr. Emmanuel Barbee's contribution back to his community and his people.