This is Who We Are
The mission of the Cole Community Impact Organization is to positively impact OKC by providing programs that enables child & adolescent development, adult enrichment and neighborhood empowerment through a Christ-centered style that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional and academic needs of our neighbors.
Statement of Faith
“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.” Isaiah 58:10-12
We have been active in our community since 2008. It all started with our Outpost program, which was set up to foster friendships in our neighborhood. As we initiated relationships, we began to recognize there was a high poverty level hidden in the northwest area of OKC. The deeper we engaged in connecting with our community, it became clear that in order for us to make the biggest impact in our neighborhood, we needed to have a venue that could gather resources and partnerships to help meet the needs. That is when we decided to become an organization and started the process of becoming a 501c3, which we obtained in 2013.
The biggest challenge we are facing is that a large number of the children, youth and adults in our neighborhood are living at or below poverty level. Our mission is to positively impact OKC with a holistic approach to child & adolescent development, adult enrichment and neighborhood empowerment.
We hope to change family legacy by breaking the cycle of poverty. We believe we be successful when we approach the issues that surround the cycle of poverty holistically. Research tells us, this is the one sure way to make a lasting impact. And this is what we are setting out to do!
We are always looking for individuals, organizations and businesses that are as passionate as we are about reducing poverty through developing, enriching and empowering individuals to dig deep and motivation to change their story while we walk alongside of them in friendship.