ONLY AN IDEA
Pete Scazzero studies community development models. Pete learns from the teachings of John Perkins. Pete values the role of the church in launching community development programs.
MOVING INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Pete and others respond to the needs in Corona Queens NYC. New Life members engage homelessness, health, youth and workforce development. Frontline, ??? forms.
FORMATION AND INCORPORATION
New Life CDC incorporates and is birthed among the poor. Programs such as Bridge to Life, the Learning Academy, ESL form. Bill Green, John Fodera, Carmen Corea, Don Seibert, Dave Jennings, Pam Toussaint, Vicki Jelich, Lisa Humes, Carlos ??? are instrumental in the early years of New Life CDC.
Bridge to Life closes.
Don Seibert passes.
Class tensions surface at New Life CDC.
FOUNDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
The Learning Academy ends.
New Life CDC Board forms.
New Life CDC finds a permanent home in the former Elks Lodge.
The Health Center and the Food Pantry formalize.
TRANSITIONS AT NEW LIFE
Significant funding is cut off from New Life CDC.
First full-time Executive Director is hired.
Elmhurst Listening campaign is executed.
NEW LIFE AT NEW LIFE CDC
Youth development programming expands.
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Storytime!, Mentoring, Young Governors form.
Booster Club academic enrichment forms from Listening Campaign.
Number of individual donors hits high of ???
Health Center applies to be a primary care facility.
Food Pantry and Health Center offers hot food and hot showers.
LOVING THE PEOPLE AND PLACE
Reinvestment comes alive through community gardens and murals. Success Groups project launches.