SUMMER ENRICHMENT

GREAT EXPECTATIONS CDC ALONG WITH JANEISHA HARRIS


Great Expectations CDC along with, Janeisha Harris, Continuing Organizer of the Free Breakfast Program, took 104 children to the African American Museum in Nashville, TN. GE CDC and Janeisha are looking forward to upcoming trips to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN and the Slave Memorial Museum in Alabama. Both organizations seek to provide the youth of the 37208 zip code with more than a summer breakfast program to feed their bodies, but enrichment trips and opportunities to feed their minds and build community. 


MISSION:

Giving back to the community through charitable services, knowledge workshops, youth mentoring/food programs.


PURPOSE:

The purpose of this organization is to enhance relationships and well-being through charitable, scientific, literary, mathematical, technological, and educational initiatives.


MISSIONAL APPROACH:

We have two approaches for our CDC, they are ACE (Adverse Childhood/Community Experiences) and ABCD (Assets Based Community Development).

  • ACE describes all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people and communities. According to a research study by Kaiser Permanente between 1995 and 1997, 60% of our population was infected by ACE.
  • The ABCD model means building community from the inside out to release human capacity. ABCD supports the idea of strengthening human development by asking questions to reveal the patterns and rhythms of relationships, resources, opportunities, and experiences.

We offer these two models of collaborative, integrated, cross-pollinated efforts to make the world a better place.