"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro
DuCAP offers the following services:
Community Organizers (Neighborhood Action Club)
Community Resource Experts
Advocates for Area Youth and Families
"Working together as a group of local residents within a specific neighborhood to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment." Neighborhood Action Clubs are comprised of primarily local residents including representation by one or more leaders of established community institutions.This group meets to identify problems within their neighborhood. As a group, they work together and complete a Neighborhood Needs Assessment as well as a Resource Assessment. This data is then reviewed to confirm the neighborhood problems. Throughout the year the NAC prioritizes the problems and discusses ways to remedy them. Often this results in direct service events for youth and adults, connecting their community with resources, providing educational guest speakers, classes, and workshops, and bringing in or working together to provide services to their community.Current Neighborhood Action Club Locations/ DuCAP Affiliates: Beacon Ridge; Bolingbrook, High Point; Romeoville Wheaton; Marian Park, HPCRC- Hanover Park. To learn more or be part of a Neighborhood Action Club, please contact Bethany Ester,NAC Organizer at 630-671-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DuCAP/ Kiwanis Builders Club
To develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.
Builders Club is an international student-led organization proving its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership.
DuCAP piloted a teen volunteering program, Teens in Action, for two years from fall 2008- spring 2010 at A. Vito Martinez Middle School in Romeoville IL, and Hubert H. Humphrey Middle School in Bolingbrook, IL. After the success of the programs, DuCAP partnered with Kiwanis and expanded to include all five Valley View School District Middle Schools, Spring Wood Middle School in HanoverPark and Edison Middle School in Wheaton.
DuCAP currently runs a Builders Club meeting every other week, plus 1-3 service projects a month. Over 100 middle school students participate monthly in DuCAP/ Kiwanis Builders Club programs and students so far have volunteered over 500 hours of community service since the clubs inception in October 2010. Builders Club is $5 which includes a t-shirt and membership pin.
Current Builders Club Locations:
Brooks Middle School, Bolingbrook, IL
Hubert H. Humphrey Middle School, Bolingbrook, IL
Jane Addams Middle School, Bolingbrook, IL
A. Vito Martinez Middle School, Romeoville, IL
John J. Lukancic Middle School, Romeoville, IL
Edison Middle School, Wheaton, IL
Spring Wood Middle School, Hanover Park, IL
For more information or to get involved, please contact Jimmy Barber at 630-671-8000 or email at email@example.com.
Choices is generally located out of an elementary school. Choices runs twice a year with a summer session and a school year session. The Choices program can operate from 1-5 days a week immediately after school with each days program lasting between 2-3 hours long.
CHOICES focuses on:
Life Skills Education & Character Counts
Indoor/ Outdoor Sports and Games
Outings and Special Events
Guest Speakers and Guest Readers
Clubs and Groups Activities
Choices is designed to work closely with youth that are of elementary school age. Those children must be currently attending a school or community center that DuCAP has deemed a program site.
Choices is free, thanks to DuCAP, local sponsors, the Department of Human Services, each participating school district and many other agencies and individuals that collaborated on this project.
The following locations are partnered with DuCAP to host a Choices program:
BJ Ward Elementary, Bolingbrook, IL
Beaconridge Community Center, Bolingbrook, IL
Greenbrook Elementary, Hanover Park, IL
Irene King Elementary, Romeoville, IL
Tibbott Elementary, Bolingbrook, IL
To request more information or to get involved, please contact:
Jimmy Barber, Executive Director, 630-671-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This troupe will illustrate important and relevant issues that young people face that often create a need for prevention and intervention through various performing art forms. A.I.M.M. will engage the student audience in an approachable and entertaining way using artistic platforms that allow the issues to be presented in a non-threatening style, yet achieve the goal of bringing to the forefront the concerns that many youth face but are often reluctant to talk about.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Jordan at 630-226-8702 or email@example.com.
"I Can Endure"
ICE (Bolingbrook) is designed to help children achieve their skill set advancement training. They learn proper study habits, learn to form and pursue personal goals as well as team building skills, structured discipline, work habits, accountability and how to give back to their community. Please contact Joe Johnson for more information at 630-226-8811.
Mariachi Matters is music program for youth, that teaches lyric note and basic instrument methods. It first begun in September of 2011, with the help of Mariachi veteran, and current musical director, Juan Cervantes, whose goal and dream is to see the heritage of Mexican Folklore passed on to the children and youth of the community. The program aims to provide an alternative activity to gangs and drugs; it aims to positively influence children/youth through the arts and to engage parents in the extracurricular activities of their children/youth. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Cervantes at 630-226-8704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Traductora e interprete de Espanol)