Concerned Citizens Speak Up for Youth

The Concerned Citizens For Community Actions (CCFCA) will be hosting a Black Tie Event on September 16th, 2017 to raise funds for their mission.

CCFCA was organized about a year ago when a group of Moore County residents decided they needed to take a stand for the community’s young people.  This non-profit organization focuses on low-income families and meeting the needs of residents.  CCFCA now reaches over 500 people with their work.

“[We have] services and programs within the community,” founder Isaac Jenkins said.  “We address issues residents may have.”

The organization is currently looking into building a recreational and developmental center in Moore County.  They hope to provide encouragement to younger generations to help keep them on track with positive life goals.

“We listened to the needs of residents throughout the community,” Jenkins said.  “We bring residents together [to] target those concerns and needs… We’ve given residents hope.”

CCFCA works with Grace Church and the Boys & Girls Club to make their projects successful.

One member on the executive board is an eighteen year old young woman who recently graduated from Fayetteville University.  Jenkins hopes that her early success and creative ideas will help spark positive passions in the minds of other youth.

“You’ve got to listen to young folks and let them tell us what the needs are,” Jenkins explained.

One supporter of the organization is Moore County Commissioner Louis Gregory who met Jenkins last year when running for office.

“I think we struck up a friendship,” Gregory said.

After working for forty-three years in law enforcement, Gregory was able to articulate how his experience could help the organization.

“[We are] trying to help our young people realize the map of integrity…,” Gregory said.  “I saw how we would be able to work together and accomplish much.”

“This is the season for our rise, and we’re going to rise,” Jenkins said.

The Black Tie Event will be the CCFCA’s first annual fundraiser.  Fifteen service awards will be distributed during the event.  The event will take place at 6:00 PM at Elegant Memory Lane Banquet Hall at 161 Dawkins Street in Aberdeen.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at $20 each.  Sponsors are still being organized for the event.

“We need help from the business community,” Jenkins said.

To purchase tickets, organize sponsorship, or for further information about the CCFCA, contact Isaac Jenkins at 910-474-2589 or email him at jenkins_isaac@yahoo.com.  Volunteers are welcome to contact Jenkins in search of new opportunities at the organization.

“[I want to see] a true renaissance in Moore County,” Jenkins said.  “We’ve got to try to do this together.”

The Officers and Board Members of the CCFCA are as follows:

Isaac Jenkins, Chairman/Founder
Cam Thomas , Co-Founder/NFL Defensive End/Kansas City Chiefs
Janet Person, Co-Chair
Kathy Dunlap, Secretary
Agnes Person, Treasurer
 Concerned Citizens Executive Board Members
Rev. Janice Martin
Rev. Jeff Person
Rev. Judie Hackett
Rev. Patricia McMillian
Janice Gillespie
April Raines
MiKayla Raines
Nia Raines
Tiawana Brown
Deacon George W. Brower
Margaret Nicholson
Jacqueline Chambers
Diane Potter
Alvin Potter
Eva Dockery

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