mission & vision

Our mission at Community Empowerment council, Inc. is to empower the community through education, providing shelter, education our youth and providing social programs for the poor. Our main goals are to build permanent connection with caring adults at home and in the community, partner with local officials in city government, DHS, and local entities.


CEC has an open door policy for volunteers who is willing to make a difference in the lives of the Youth. Find out how to become our partner.

Our founder


Foundation History

2011 - Margie's House Opens

2012 - Margie's House Grows to max capacity

2014 - CEC Food Program Begins 

2014 - Hanks House Opens

2015-Oak park After School / Summer Camp Opens

2016- CEC First Annual Banquet 

2017- Anderson's House & Riley's House Opens

2017- CEC Second Annual Banquet

​2017- Antonio-Alexis Houses Opens

​​​2017- Region 12 Prevention Opens

It takes a community to raise a child!

Tony Anderson

“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.”
-- Millard Fuller

recent programs

Upcoming June- CEC Summer Camp 2017