About the Founders
C.C.D.C. Inc. began as a vision for Co-Founders Marvin & Antoinette Simpson to help improve the South Fulton communities. Our target is the whole community (Children, Youth, Adults and Senior Citizens). Our main focus is the Youth. High School drop-out and crimes committed by teens is at an all time high in South Fulton. We started the C.C.D.C. Youth Mentoring Program to nurture the potential in youth.
In the Mentoring Program we offer life coping skills, etiquette, career readiness and entrepreneur skills to provide them with a stronger foundation for the future. We believe that educating the youth in C.C.D.C. Youth Mentoring Program with these skills will help our communities to experience fewer crimes. Statistics have shown that
children/youth that is involved in a Mentoring Program experience less usage of drug/alcohol, less skipping school, improved grades, improved over all behavior and have a better chance in going to college. (Mentor-National Mentoring Partnership, www.mentoring.org/news_and_research/research_and _studies/)
Together, our goal is to inspire and motivate the minds of the youth to guarantee a better tomorrow for our community.
Antoinette Simpson is the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Canei Community Development Consortium (CCDC) Inc., where she provides executive leadership and strategic direction to the organization development. Antoinette has obtained many skills and abilities of working with the Youth:
- Bagley Youth Development (Wrap-around service) where she dedicated herself to addressing and supporting at-risk youth in the Department of Juvenile Justice and Fulton County school system, and their families to become fully functional family.
- Children Ministry Leader of Friendship Community Church for three years, where she provided spiritual and Christian activities for over 150 children ages 3-11, by coordinating educational activities to enhance the children spiritual and their personal growth.
- Girl Scouts Leader for girls ages 11-14 for several years. As a Girl Scouts leader she help developed the girl’s skills and taught them respect, which help prepare the girls to become contributing members of society with strong leadership skills.
- Has worked with the Youth in the South Fulton communities by volunteering to help shape and mode the youth by teaching values to help guide their actions and provide them the foundation for sound decision making. She has talked to the at-risk youth in the communities to motivate them to finish or for the ones that drop out of high school to obtain a G.E.D. She motivates youth to further their education in college or trade school to help them to become a productive citizen.
Antoinette holds a Business Associate Degree & Accounting Diploma in 1990 from Phillips College, Bachelor in Human Relation (Counseling Degree) from Point University in 2013, and a Master’s Degree in Human Service (In Counseling) with a minor in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in 2015. She aspires to complete her PhD in Human Services with a specialization in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies.
Marvin Simpson, the Co-Founder of Canei Community Development Consortium (CCDC) Inc., where he is responsible for managing , and providing strategic direction to the community outreach program, such as HOPE Youth Mentoring, and improves program efficiency. Marvin started his journey working with youth:
- As football coach at College Park Recreation Center for two years. In 1996, he coach at Duncan Park for six years as a football and baseball coach. As a coach, Marvin instilled in the youth team work, obedience, respect to authority, and the importance of education.
- He is very passionate in teaching children and youth about “The Lord” and Godly behavior. Marvin taught in Little Discipleship Training (Sunday School), Wednesday night (Word-Up for youth) for over 13 years at Friendship Community Church.
- Marvin has been dedicated in transporting the youth in the communities to Friendship Community Church for over 23 years as a Community Outreach initiative for the church.
- He has assisted with the Cub Scouts for two years by teaching and developing leadership skills, developing self confidence by mastering new skills through activities.
After graduating from High School, Marvin joined the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge. He has been employed at Georgia Power Company for over 34 years. In February 2003, Marvin Simpson was ordained a Deacon at Friendship Community Church in College Park, GA. Marvin also serve on other ministries such as Homeless Ministry, Transportation Ministry, Trustee Ministry, and a member of the Church Council.
Together, the Simpsons have dedicated their lives in serving others. They work to improve one community at a time, to decrease violence, increase education in the community and unite the people in the communities.