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Why the DCIC Exists

The DCIC was created to meet serious needs in our community. By approaching serious issues with serious solutions in the context of a strong faith in God, the DCIC is bringing to DeKalb County a truly faith based approach to meet these needs. From the rise of drug abuse and its impact on children, to the desperate need for mentors in the lives of young people, to recreational and academic needs that have arisen from ever decreasing government funding, the DCIC brings serious leaders to the table.

What We Are Accomplishing

Today, the DCIC ministers to approximately 7% of DeKalb Country children ages five through fourteen. Although the primary groups to whom services are provided are children, some programs target older demographics with the goal to create a better environment for children and Youth.

How We Began

The DeKalb Community Impact corporation was born out of the community ministry of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. This congregation began a series of ministries aimed at impacting real needs in the community. As early as 2005, the congregation realized they had begun something larger than a single congregation. They had begun a COMMUNITY ministry.

With a heart to allow God to take their investment and to broaden it into a truly community-led Christian organization, the Auburn Church of the Nazarene sponsored the start of a new 501(c)(3) corporation now known as the DeKalb Community Impact Corporation. A board of Christian business leaders was formed, a strategic plan developed, and an Executive Director hired.