SPCDM  

Dr. Ellen Jackson, 

Case Manager &

Placement Specialist

Betty Jones,

Executive Assistant

 

SaRrah Fridge, Ed.D.

Grants Manager 

st. Paul Church of God in Christ

Community Development Ministries, Inc.

"A Legacy of Building - Strong Families - Strong Communities"

A Legacy of Building

Strong Families - Strong Communities

Elder Kevin Anthony Ford, SPCDM Executive Director, grandson of the late Bishop Louis Henry Ford and son of Bishop Charles Mason and Marlene Ford was born into a legacy of service. Elder Ford's 30 year stint with the Department of Cook County  matriculating from Corrections to Planning honed his strategic planning and negotiation abilities. Today, Elder Ford's knowledge of workforce development calls for civility and excellence raising the accountability standard of community workforce initiatives. Spearheading and establishing the Interfaith Coalition to Restore the Water Fee Exemption to Religious Institutions, Elder Ford navigated through the sensitivities of religious diversity bringing together all faiths to win the water fee fight with the support of the city of Chicago; the win made it possible for religious institutions and community-based organizations to remain in operation. Serving as Task Force member and site host for two (2) years on the Historic Rosenwald Project, Elder Ford joined forces with 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, Vice-President of Landwhite Development, David Roos and the Grand Boulevard community to restore history to the Grand Boulevard community. Standing before the City Council, Elder Ford delivered a passionate compelling speech that challenged the city of Chicago to move the project forward.

Under this directorship, SPCDM was formed, recognized throughout the State of Illinois as having demonstrated to the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) its ability to prepare individuals for successful entry into USDOL approved apprenticeship programs, has 14 years of documented history in training and placement and has placed upwards of 157 program completers into USDOL approved apprenticeships; thus making them eligible to work on development projects in their communities. Let SPCDM make your community development project SEAMLESS

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Our Mission


01. Strategies You Can Trust

SPCDM mission is to keep the peace and move forward by deploying methods of accountability for all parties resulting in a win/win. We believe that by collaborating with all community stakeholders, aldermen, developers, residents, etc. that development projects can be SEAMLESS. Our reputation and history of success speaks for itself. There's no substitution for taking the proper course of action for the greater good.

 

02. Career Readiness

SPCDM dedicates itself to taking the lead in preparing individuals from all walks of life to enter USDOL approved apprenticeship programs and other related industries. We believe that preparation is the answer. Our career-readiness program works in concert with community development by qualifying individuals to work on union construction projects.

 

03. Spirit of Excellence

SPCDM is committed to assisting individuals and organizations to compete with the world. We are committed to raising the standard of communication through negotiation and the bar for individuals desiring to enter USDOL approved apprenticeships by helping to cultivate a spirit of excellence. PCDM assist in removing all barriers to success to help all stakeholders breakthrough and accomplish what was once inconceivable. by providing SEAMLESS community workforce initiative liaision services.

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