“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
DuCAP offers the following services:
- Community Organizers (Neighborhood Action Club)
- Advocates for Communities
- Youth Leadership Programs
- Neighborhood Resource Experts
Neighborhood Action Clubs (NAC)
PURPOSE: “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.
DuCAP / Kiwanis Builders Club
MOTTO: “Building Leaders”
Several years ago DuCAP was introduced to the Builders Club model, a well-designed leadership & community service program designed by Kiwanis International. It was our thought to partner up with several local Kiwanis Clubs to start up and grow a Builders Club in their local community. We also give support and technical assistance to these clubs so that they can continue to expand and become self-staining clubs.
VISION: To develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.
MISSION: Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership.
DuCAP has been partnering up with area Kiwanis Clubs since 2010. We currently are partnered up the Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and the Kiwanis Club of Glendale Heights. We serve on an average 20 participants per location. Currently each Builders Club operates out of a local middle school. Students participate several times a month in either a planning meeting and/or service project.
The cost to join Builders Club is a $5 donation which includes a t-shirt and membership pin.
2018-2019 BUILDERS CLUB LOCATIONS:
- Hadley Junior High School, Glen Ellyn, IL (Kiwanis of Central DuPage)
- Glenside Middle School, Glendale Heights (Kiwanis of Glendale Heights)
- Marquardt Middle School, Glendale Heights (Kiwanis of Glendale Heights)
“I Can Endure” (ICE) – “For Inspiring Romeoville’s Elite” (FIRE)
The ICE/FIRE Programs provide positive opportunities, experiences, mentors, service and training on and off the court. ICE/FIRE teaches the fundamentals of competitive tournament style basketball in a fun and safe atmosphere while also engaging its team members on how to achieve success in everyday life situations.
Participants gain the following:
- A better understanding and respect of their community through completing community service projects.
- Skill and knowledge to now manage their time better, problem solve and make better choices.
- Sharper basketball skills, commitment and drive where the opportunity was missed due to lack of funds for other training or inability to join school teams.
Please contact Joe Johnson for more information at 630-226-8702.