Ending poverty starts at the center

Breaking the cycle of poverty requires a place, a team and a path — and our community centers are where it all comes together. They’re our poverty-busting headquarters! With just the right combination of people and programs, they make helping kids and teens easier, more effective and just plain fun. Check out this infographic to find out how!

How do you end poverty?

You have to start at the center.

CI community centers.

We're having a vision

CI community centers represent the cornerstone of our vision that every child graduates from the program healthy, educated, employed and empowered to break the cycle of poverty. The programs and services available in the centers make the vision a reality.

  • Healthy

    Doctors, dentists, nutrition and instruction to keep kids healthy

    Empowered

    Sports and lessons in life skills, leadership and social responsibility

  • Educated

    Libraries, computers, preschool, tutoring and the push to value learning

    Employed

    Career-readiness centers with job-skills training and placement programs

Strength in numbers

(Fund)raising the roof

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of our community center campaign. In that time, we've raised more than $11.7 MILLION and built or remodeled 32 CENTERS.

+4 more currently in the works!

You can be at the center, too.

Your contribution can bring another community center to life for as many as 5,000 kids.

See where we're building next!