Think about your first job, or first leap of faith. Your inner strength urged you ahead. But what else was there? Perhaps a friend introduced you to another friend, or gave you the nudge of encouragement you needed. Our lives are made up of connections . . . to people, to resources and to our community.
Bikash Chhetri’s business became a reality because of connections. Connections are at the heart of CDF’s work. We train, equip, and connect Clarkston residents. CDF has seen significant progress this year:
- Three candidates in our recent elections participated in CDF trainings.
- Through CDF’s Community Trust process, the community identified clear priorities of education, safety, health and economic development.
- The VilCap: Start business accelerator program – a collaboration of CDF, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, and other partners – trained 15 entrepreneurs whose businesses are helping our local economy and employing our neighbors.
We can do even more with your help.
Please make a tax-deductible donation today. Your gift of any amount will make a significant difference to CDF and to your community.
Thank you for your support of our mission. I look forward to seeing you around Clarkston soon.
Jeremy Lewis, Executive Director