Community Who Cares is located in Norwood, NC, and was started by our dedicated and visionary leaders cementing a better future for all. We are a transformative community development organization dedicated to fostering the emotional and physical enrichment of members of all ages. Our Non- Profit has grown into an impactful Community Movement to emphasize transparency in everything we do, empowering the community from the ground up, facilitating leadership opportunities, advocating for changes with a real impact, setting bold goals, and pursuing a clear strategy that seeks to move the needle. We are constantly growing and adapting to the changes of society. We invite you to learn more about how you can make an impact.
About the founder
Before the nonprofit was created, Mr. Grover would have a project to clean up the communities in the Stanly County area. He would gather men and challenge them to take their community back by picking up trash in the senior citizen's neighborhoods and along the highway to preserve what they called home. In collaboration with the city, we will demolish and remove old structures used for drug houses and beautify the communities with landscaping. The cleanup project expanded as more men became mentored by Community Who Cares, team. Community Who Cares will advertise the cleanup each year, and many businesses and other nonprofits will join to make the event special. In the last two years, we ended the cleanup in Norwood, and there will be a festival. We have vendors, food, music, and a ceremony at the festival to recognize the residents that cleaned the community throughout the year. Last year, we had former NFL players, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff, local police, the Mayor of Norwood, Chief of Police from every county that made up Stanly County. Community Who Cares goal is to have 100 men be a part of giving back to their communities through our Mentorship Program.
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Community Who Cares’s mission is to educate, mentor, and restore the gaps in low-economic communities that impact generational families so they can be productive in society. The community who Care looks to make efforts in all surrounding NC communities.
Our Vision is to empower leaders to take back their communities by creating businesses and teaching skills that will enhance their abilities to be economical and resourceful. Community Who Cares partners with other companies and organizations to support our community and help individuals be self-sufficient.
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CWC Programs for the community
Our Mentorship Program also works with black men in closing the gap and stigma with police officers. Our program brings black males to have difficult conversations with police officers regarding social injustice. We recognize that the discussion provides a sense of safety and comfortability and bridges the gaps so both sides can be heard. We also work with the school system youths with behavioral problems. Our collaboration with the school system has decreased the suspension rate by allowing us to mentor young men. Most young men are at least 15 years old, and we are preparing them for the workforce.
Community Who Cares understands that workforce training is critical to financial stability. Community Who Cares designed the Workforce Development Program to focus on individuals’ skills and develop tools needed to be successful at work. In our Workforce Development Program, we have helped several individuals with resumes, interviewing skills, handling employment conflicts, and finding employment opportunities. Mr. Shankle has hired several people to work with his for-profit company, GS Dream Services, Inc, that are interested in construction and remodeling. Although we know that some youth and adults have an entrepreneurial desire, our nonprofit offers an Entrepreneurship Program.
The Entrepreneurship Program allows individuals to learn how to start a business. We provide the five steps in business structure and the benefits of philanthropy. We have successful business owners speak to our class about what they learned as entrepreneurs and the obstacles they faced to become successful. The speakers inspire and empower the individual as they start their journey as business owners.