South by Southeast Community Development, Inc.

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Economic Development

Location: 5830 Van Fleet Houston TX 77033 USA

Mission: South by Southeast CDC dba University Hobby abates community deterioration by education and new housing starts to attract couples to stabilize the community.
Results: 1,399 graduates between Jan 2006 and May 2009.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 direct beneficiaries

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The South By Southeast Community Development , Inc dba University Park Academy has graduated over 2,000 students since inception and first graduation January 2006. As a one of a kind Community Development High School students are expected to rebuild run down neighborhoods with the knowledge and skills of a combined community University High School and Business workforce. This School is a God Send for students flunking the TAKS ( Texas Assessment Knowledge and Skills) and students needing the hybrid homeschool/at school E Learning Lab Environment. The E Learning Lab is brainchild of Marvin C. Delaney CEO/President of the South by Southeast CDC. Call Marvin at 713-702-0319. Marvin is a delightful Community minded person focusing on the next generation emphasizing economics and the Nehemiah rebuilding the wall and the nation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching graduates matriculate into college life and vocation life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

include more hands on lab experience with community projects.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The many lives being touched.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Teachers, registrars, builders, and church people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open 20 more sites that would become self perpetuating CDC's.

Ways to make it better...

I had more money to give.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money to continue the work.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is the big one. This program of CDC high school should be spread across America.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The South by Southeast Community Development Inc. has graduated 2,300 students in its Community Development High School Diploma Program. Students learn how to live in the community by visiting families for social structure training, visiting the economic producers for job exposure, writing papers on " where I fit in Society".

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Youth enrollment in area colleges and universities, job capture rate is 85 percent.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do run this organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching the growth of students, while teaching a computer science class as I am sharing my 23 years of computer operations experience from Shell Oil and 20 years of night experience teaching computer science basics in Houston Community College.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Clever persons watching the development of students into economically aware citizens.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Carry primary mortgages to keep the income coming and build the First Community Development High School in America complete with architectural engineering, community planning and a relationship with the City of Houston Planning Department.

Ways to make it better...

The resources were there to development more impact areas for a well rounded Community Development Student.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need for money to expand political programs, with the economic issues.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great organization .

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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9 people found this review helpful

The South by Southeast CDC dba University Park Academy graduated 1,399 students from January 2006 to May 2009 in an accelerated High School CDC Diploma program. These students either did not pass the TAKS test or found it difficult to graduate from high school. The impact of the South by Southeast CDC Education component has return 5 million dollars in otherwise lost wages attributed to students not earning money without a high school diploma. This is community development at its best. Contact Marvin C. Delaney at 713-702-0319 or 713-641-1330.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

colleges and universities, Navy, and Army

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask for more money.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the students become succeful parts of the community by joining the Navy or Army and going to college.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy some good mortgage paper, extend its CDC schools across the nation.

Ways to make it better...

i could share it with more people

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of capital expansion resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

www.universityparkacademy.org is my offering of what this CDC is doing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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