The mission of the Dare to Imagine CDC is to strengthen and empower the community by:
Improving educational and developmental opportunities for children and youth;
Fostering economic revitalization;
Increasing the availability of quality housing; and
Advocating for the rights and privileges of Philadelphia residents.
The Dare to Imagine Community Development Corporation (“Dare to Imagine CDC”), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Pennsylvania Corporation, created in 2016 to serve the greater Philadelphia community, through acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation; planning, facilitating and/or implementing the development of a range of community development projects, revitalization initiatives; education and leadership training; and youth employment, training and empowerment programs with an eye toward achieving economic stability and preserving the cultural vibrancy of our community.
Dare to Imagine CDC works to increase equity and economic empowerment by attracting new businesses, encourage the retention and growth of existing businesses, provide access to homeownership opportunities, create networking and employment opportunities and improve the quality of life and the environment in partnership with community partners, residents, businesses, property owners and other agencies.
"I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful."
A visionary leader, believer, and builder, Dr. Kevin R. Johnson is a proven executive in transforming organizations into innovative, high-performing, fiscally-sound, and pioneering institutions.Learn More
Dare to Imagine CDC also seeks to empower local, small businesses and entrepreneurs so that they can more fully participate in new and ongoing business opportunities.Learn More