O p e r a t i o n R e s c u e R e s o u r c e C e n t e r
The CEEC (Community Economic Empowerment Corporation) is located on the campus of "Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church", 801 South 28th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40211 where the following operations will take place.
E D U C A T I O N
The goals of Self-Esteem are to understand how self-esteem or self-image makes us feel and think about ourselves as people. Participants will learn the definition of self-esteem, will be able to evaluate their own level of self-esteem, and understand how our level of self-esteem influences every aspect of our lives. Participants will also learn that self-esteem changes depend on a variety of circumstance. Participants will learn what their personal strengths are and how to use them to improve their self-esteem.
Community and Social Skills
The goals of Communication and Social Skills are to help participants understand the components of communication and the importance of effective communication. Participants will learn how social behavior affects others, as well as our own image. Participants learn that people are unique, that individual differences are to be accepted and that we can learn about our self and life by accepting differences.
The goals of Domestic Skills are to promote good cleaning skills and increase skills in the areas of meal planning and shopping, meal preparation, cooking and decorating.
The goals of Time/Organizational Management are to help persons incorporate schedules and routines into their daily lives. The clients will learn how to develop daily “to do” lists, create calendars, and schedule appointments. This program will also teach the participants how to dream about their future, instead of constantly being in a “crisis mode” of living day to day. Based on individual dreams, participants will learn how to set goals and objectives that will help them fulfill their dreams.
The goals of parenting are to provide training and skill development for understanding the child’s development process. Provide training and skill development for appropriate positive discipline and child rearing techniques, provide training and skills for parenting development.
Also promoting self-esteem in children, provide training and skills development for stress management for parents. Respond to the issue of partner violence and date violence. Strengthen the problem-solving capacity of families and improve non-violent conflict resolution skills to prevent child abuse and youth violence.
When persons have successfully completed their counseling service plan, they will become eligible for the following educational job training classes.
High school enrollment
CEEC encourages every person under 18 to complete high school. CEEC will assist each individual with enrollment, registration fees, and supplies. Tutoring is also available.
CEEC offers GED classes, examinations, and tutoring to clients who are over the age of 18.
CEEC encourages all clients to enroll into an institution of higher learning. All clients who have received a high school diploma or a GED certificate can enroll into a local community college of their choice. CEEC assists clients with enrollment, obtaining financial assistance, and choosing a major and minor. Tutoring is also available.
Job readiness classes
CEEC offers classes that will assist clients with writing resumes, filling out applications, setting up interviews, advising how to dress and speak for a job interview. CEEC will also assist clients in their job search. There will be an Executive Men and Women’s clothes closet provided for job interviews, donated by local department stores.
CEEC will offer certified nurses aide classes to all clients who are 18 years of age or older. Once clients have successfully completed the course, CEEC will assist with job placement in a hospital or nursing home setting.
All classes will be conducted by certified instructors. All instructors will hold at least a bachelor’s degree or a certification in the field corresponding to each course. The classes will be conducted at the (CEEC) Operation Rescue Resource Center. Classes are offered one to three times a week. All classes and counseling services are free. The CEEC (ORRC) will rely heavily on grants, corporate, public and private contributions. The tax exemption status will assist us monetarily by encouraging others to donate. To obtain grants the grantors require an IRS tax exemption designation.
The goals of Stress Management are to help participants understand the causes of stress, to be able to identify their own responses to stress, and to discover ways to deal effectively with stress that are not harmful to themselves and others.
The goals of Conflict Management are to help participants identify the differences between aggressive, non-assertive, and assertive communication. Participants will learn how to break a problem down into manageable parts and create a problem-solving plan. Participants will learn effective ways to deal with conflicts, as well as knowing when a conflict is too dangerous to deal within a rational manner.
The goals of Money Management are to help participants learn to manage money more efficiently. Participants will look at their own spending habits and identify ways they can feel more confident about surviving on a budget since participants are learning how to manage their finances properly.
The lack of consumer education feed directly into financial literacy. Based on Bankrate.com’s Financial Literacy Survey it appears that many Americans are in debt denial. Though they know what they should do, their actions often don’t follow suit. The assessment was taken by 1000 people to rate importance of 12 subjects, such as paying bells on time, reading bank account statements regularly, making more than the minimum payments on credit cards, and following a monthly budget. The 2004 survey made it clear that financial literacy pays off. Just in mortgages alone, someone who is financially literate will save more than $30,000 over the life of his or her loan. The financially literate also enjoy a healthy lead in salaries over their financially deficient peers.
The question begs to be asked: Where do we spend our money ? The multicultural economy 2005 – America’s minority buying power” report by Jeffrey Humphrey states that “in 2005, African Americans will constitute the nation’s largest minority market, and their economic clout will energize the U.S. consumer market as never before.” Our objective is also to help participants repair their credit so they can have a higher score on there credit report.
C.E.E.C. Computer Technology Training Center
We provide basic computer knowledge, keyboarding, word processing, excel, and job readiness, XP. We have small classes with trained professionals, personal assessments and a certificate of achievement after the class is complete. The C.E.E.C. also provides:
• Child Care (Little Lambs Child Care Development Center; Campus of Promise Land)
• Homework Assistance (Latch-Key After School Program Campus of Promise Land)