Nonprofits are the silent heroes of our community – those who sacrifice their own lives, family time and even sanity to truly implement a change in their community.
There are millions of nonprofits making a difference. The Red Cross, Goodwill, and St. Jude’s Children Hospital are some of the most famous nonprofit organizations making an impact around the world.
We are here
While we truly appreciate the results being made all over, it’s a good time to take a look at an organization that has made significant changes in the Volusia County area for the last 3 1/2 years – an organization founded by none other than myself, with nothing more than a dream and a team of incredibly motivated young minds.
Inspired by the incredible work of Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Harriet Tubman, Bobby Seale, and Mary McLeod Bethune, our organization is one that focuses on human connections. Whereas most charity groups thrive off office-related operations, we truly take a hands-on approach and believe in having our faces and boots truly to the ground.
We take the absolute most pride in our community service/ outreach program. Those assigned to our program will complete tasks of charitable efforts including street cleanups, soup kitchen duties, as well as youth and adult mentoring. Our community service program has helped 235 former inmates (and counting) with transitioning into their new lives.
Be a member
If you want to join our community service program, you would be treated as an organizational member and held to the standards of the organization’s policies and code of conduct. Those who successfully complete the program will be asked to become a fulltime member of the organization.
We offer a variety of services, including weekly community street cleanups, educational and recreational open-community events, after-school tutoring, cultural arts programs, and family counseling. Our keynote Malcolm X Day Community Bash honors the slain civil rights icon and highlights unity, love and community development.
We firmly believe that each and every child and family in our country, despite financial or social status, should be entitled to a delicious meal, quality education, warm bed and the ability to reach and achieve their dreams.
Last year alone we provided clothes, supplies and food to over 2,500 families in 5 different states. Our impact is growing. In August 2017, we were awarded the “Getting Results Award” live on CBS for our outstanding outreach work throughout the country.
Community Healing Project, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, was established to reintroduce economic empowerment and educational advancement as well as health awareness in urban and impoverished communities. With these three principles, we implement a system of progressive and sustainable change in some of the most vulnerable areas of our nation. We complete this mission through the means of youth mentoring, social activism, and community outreach.
Our ultimate goal is to help nourish and develop the next generation of self-sufficient and educated adults so that they may become leaders and positive influences of change in their own communities.
We will continue to spread our lifelong message of love, unity, and self-accountability, strengthening and healing broken and impoverished communities everywhere.
So for anyone inspired and ready to take that next leap into being a leader and an activist, now is the time to establish your cause and see to it, no matter what. Now more than ever, we need real leaders and voices for the voiceless.
Rell Black is an award-winning activist, blogger and the founder of Community Healing Project Inc. For registration into the community service/ outreach program, go to www.chponline.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.