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Welcome to Fred Douglass
Community Development Corporation

The mission of the Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) is to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals and families in and around Jacksonville, Texas.

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Welcome to Money Madness with the Financial Four!

As the NCAA college basketball tournament gets underway, millions of Americans face the challenge of prioritizing their brackets. With the Financial Four, people can get a clear picture of how to prioritize the financial goals that are most important to them. It can be overwhelming to prioritize all of the things you need to accomplish to keep your financial life in order. The Financial Four provides clarity and gives people a visual way to rank and arrange their financial responsibilities. The best thing is that there aren't any upsets in this bracket. From establishing emergency savings to planning for retirement, it is important to know your top priorities. What is your Financial Four? Complete your bracket here to determine your #1 financial priority. You will get a blank bracket that can be printed and used as an engaging activity to learn how to prioritize financial tasks.

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FDCDC has a fundamental belief that poverty cycles can be broken by education, hard work and opportunity. We envision young boys and girls in Jacksonville growing up with dreams of becoming confident and successful citizens in their community. Our belief is if they are given the proper tools, resources and guidance they are more likely to fulfill their destiny.

FDCDC – Continuing the Legacy of Service

Please be reminded that the FDCDC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you in advance for your contribution and God Bless you and your family!

What We Are Doing

Money Smart Outreach

Thanksgiving Baskets Outreach 2020

Toys For Tots Outreach


How to Successfully Start and Grow a Home-Based Business

Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) invites the public to attend a FREE webinar held remotely via RingCentral Meetings on March 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this webinar is to provide people with ideals and resources to run a successful home-based business during the pandemic, without the high cost of a brick and mortar business. 

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Historic Fred Douglass School Opening Provided a Pathway to Success for Black Students

Principal M.B. Davis wrote in the 1956 yearbook, The Dragon. He wrote the following to the graduating class, "You have an excellent motto, 'The Door to Success is labeled PUSH.' I urge that you allow the meaning expressed in this motto to serve as an inspiration to you through the years to come. Your contacts and experiences at Fred Douglass High should give you a good foundation upon which to build a life of service to your community, your nation, and yourself. With every good wish, I am, yours truly, M.B. Davis."

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Fred Douglass High School Success Stories 

In follow up to the article recognizing pathways to success by FDHS, we want to highlight the many successful students from the historic FDHS. Our first success story to be featured is our current Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation President and past Fred Douglass Alumni Association President,  Willie Howard. Please submit information on other FDHS success stories in PDF format to [email protected]

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