EPIC Leadership Center

EPIC Leadership Center exists to develop everyday leaders in marginalized neighborhoods and communities.

 

Everyday leaders see a gap of need in front of them and move to fill it with Golden Rule

      character:

Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then take the initiative

and do it for them.

 

 

It's an EPIC 2017 In the last nine months we have...

 

• Developed a community based coalition to improve well-being in Cabrillo Village

 

• Sponsored 20 character workshops for 20 kids, grades 2-5

 

• Held a fun-filled character camp for Grades 2-5

 

• Fashion Camp for girls in middle and high school

 

• Confidence in Personal Leadership camp for middle and high school girls

 

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Imagine this story, unfolding as this article is being written.

 

 

 

You’re an eight-year-old girl who lives in one of highest risk and impoverished neighborhoods in Ventura. Your school is closed because of a fire you didn’t see and only smelled occasionally after it first broke out. Your parents don’t talk about the fire except to say that you can’t play outside because the air is unclean. You spend all of your day on your cell phone. You’re bored enough to cry. Sometimes you stir up trouble because there’s nothing else to do.

 

 

 

Because of the Thomas fire, EPIC ends a five-week hiatus in our Cabrillo Village programs on next Wednesday, January 10. Our kids eagerly wait for EPIC to come back to their neighborhood. In answer to prayer and after nine years of careful work, our enrollment in our programs for kids and their parents increased by 50% last Fall. This increase in enrollment means more than bodies in the room! It also means eager participation from everyone. EPIC’s goal is to produce “everyday leaders” in Cabrillo Village. Everyday leaders see a gap in front of them and move to fill it with moral and ethical character behavior, based on the Golden Rule of Jesus. EPIC’s Everyday Parenting workshops help parents reinforce the character EPIC is building in our children.  We begin our winter ten-week session with workshops for grades 2-5 and middle school. On January 18 we will hold the first Everyday Parenting workshop in 2018. In an earlier workshop, parents in Cabrillo Village created sand trays depicting their concerns for their families. Then EPIC social worker and counselor Renee Langan developed a curriculum based on these needs. South Coast Fellowship and Sacred Heart Catholic Church have partnered with us in producing these Everyday Parenting workshops. The hope for Cabrillo Village’s future depends on parents reinforcing good character in their kids, and CPC can be encouraged to know that their support of EPIC is making that possible.

 

More often than not, vulnerable children lack parent participation both at school and at home. In Cabrillo Village, a Mexican farm laborer neighborhood, many parents work more than one job. Their day job is so exhausting that they don’t always have the time and/or energy to be involved with their child..MORE

 

Everyday Progress In Character... We’re on a mission to transform the future of vulnerable children, youth, their parents and their communities. In cities or neighborhoods marked by poverty, crime, low academic performance and substance abuse, we’re in the business of transforming the lives of young people – one day at a time. MORE

 

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.

 

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WELCOME TO CPC VENTURA

Welcome to Community Presbyterian Church, Ventura. We offer a wide variety of worship and ministry opportunities for the whole family and are excited to have you with us.

 

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CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
CPC Ventura is a member of ECO, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.