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Community Christian College
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Redlands, CA 92373
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Giving to CCC
We cannot do this without you. Our vision of serving underserved communities requires that we seek partners who share a desire to see first-generation college students gain access to higher education. Our vision helps lift students and families from poverty through the power of a college degree. More importantly, their lives are forever changed because of the impact of instruction from a biblical worldview and caring faculty who invest in their lives.
Please read this story of "Yolanda" and realize that you can help us educate students like her.
She is in the middle of her second quarter at Community Christian College and earning all As, so far, but it is the story of how she got here that is particularly relevant.
When you meet Yolanda you are immediately struck by her vivacious spirit and earnest intellect. In class she is an engaged and active learner.
This is not the way it has always been for Yolanda. Her story is one of overcoming long odds that has culminated in a once-in-a-lifetime, as she describes it, opportunity to achieve a college education and make something different of her life.
Mentally and physically abused by her Mom who was raising her, Yolanda's life almost ended in 11th grade with a massive dose of pills. Had it not been for the fact that the hospital was only a short distance from the school, she would not be alive today.
The experience changed her. She went from a straight-A student taking honors courses to someone who no longer cared. She spent nine months in foster care before running away to live with her father. She was 18 with little to live for and few people who cared about her in her life. In short order, she became pregnant, found Christ, and had a father who moved away leaving her alone.
As a baby Christian, she faced a crisis. The key people in her life, including her Dad, wanted her to have an abortion. She knew this contrasted with what she was beginning to learn about the value God places on life. She ended up having her daughter while living in a homeless shelter for pregnant teens.
This was followed by a six-year marriage that she characterized as, "We tried hard, but we were poor, uneducated, and had no positive role models. That is a recipe for disaster."
Jumping ahead a few years, Yolanda was back in southern California as a single Mom living in an apartment complex near Ecclesia Christian Fellowship. She got involved in the church, found a job, and at every turn people encouraged her to think about college. However, the years had taken a toll and any excuse was good enough not to try. The local public community college was too intimidating. She ran away from the placement test feeling like she was "dumb."
However, when a pastor at her church recommended her for a scholarship at Community Christian College and her emails to the college were returned quickly, she knew she was out of excuses. "Everyone is so encouraging at CCC. I was looking for any excuse not to do this, but instead I found people like those at my church home. It was amazing to have all these professors with letters after their name who loved the Lord."
Now she wants to become a Family Court judge. "No one should have to go through what I went through. In reality, very few listen to the teen in foster care situations. I want to be someone who brings Christ's compassion into the court room." Her professors believe this dream can be reality. She is an articulate student, eager to learn, and keen on achievement.
In her own words, "At Community Christian College diamonds in the rough are polished and allowed to shine."
Would you help us polish more diamonds? We cannot do this ministry of education without your help. Even a small gift would make a significant difference for the college and our ability to have an impact on the lives of students like Yolanda.
With or without CCC, you help the Yolanda's of the world. Either your tax dollars go to support welfare and the despair this can bring, or you choose give to the college - to do something remarkable and help lift a person out of poverty.