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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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The Fred Douglass Community Development Corporation (FDCDC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Virtual Money Smart Week 2021, which will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17.

This week-long FREE virtual campaign aims to help participants better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Virtual Money Smart Week will provide short helpful webinars and resources each day to improve the effectiveness of your financial well-being.

The following is a summary of the great line-up of exciting, informative, practical and thought-provoking content for attendees to apply in everyday life.
(See schedule below).

This year’s line-up includes:

• Saturday, April 10, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM CST Talking Cents (The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative)

• Sunday, April 11, 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM CST Saving (FINRA Investor Education Foundation)

• Monday, April 12, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM CST Basic Banking (The Economic Awareness Council)

• Tuesday, April 13, 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM CST Student Loans (U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid)

• Wednesday, April 14, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM CST Fraud Protection (Internal Revenue Service)

• Thursday, April 15, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM CST Personal Finance (Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center)

• Friday, April 16, 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM CST Housing Protections + Resources (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

• Saturday, April 17, 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM CST Budgeting (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension)

More information on each event and a button to register can be found at www.moneysmartweek.org. Events are free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process.

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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


FDCDC College Scholarship 

Click read more to apply for the FDCDC 2021 College Scholarship 

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

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."

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 next success story to be featured is Billy Newsome. Please submit information on other FDHS success stories in PDF format to [email protected]


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