About CKC

Meet our Director

Keith Wilburn

Keith has been committed to the work of cross cultural ministry and racial reconciliation for the past 17 years. His journey started when an Asian-American campus minister called him into ministry in his senior year at Boston University. Since that initial call Keith has served in a variety of cross-cultural ministries in Boston, Philadelphia and Coatesville under the leadership of African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and Caucasians. Keith has worked in inner city Boston as a program director at a para-church ministry committed to educating and empowering at-risk youth through education, job readiness, and spiritual formation programs. During this time he also served as youth pastor in a multi-racial church committed to issues of reconciliation and social justice in the Boston community. In 2006, Pastor Wilburn moved to Philadelphia to attend Palmer Theological Seminary where he earned his MDiv. Following his graduation at Palmer, Keith moved to Coatesville and he is currently a pastor at Bridgetown Fellowship, which meets at the CYWA in Coatesville. He has been a resident of the city of Coatesville for the past 6 years and lives with his wife Ali and two children.

For more information on CKC and how you can get involved please email Keith or call Keith at: 610-716-6999

MISSION

To break the cycle of poverty in the Coatesville community by ensuring that all the youth of Coatesville have the skills, resources and supports necessary for them to attend and successfully graduate from a college of their choice.

TARGETED YOUTH PROGRAMMING + COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT

The CKC pipline offers youth programming and comprehensive family support at every level of a child's development to ensure that the child is able to successfully progress through each stage of education successfully, and eventually enroll in and graduate from college.

CKC FAMILY FOUNDATION

In addition to the youth programming, CKC's Family Support Center helps parents and caregivers connect with resources for housing, job training and placement, parenting and relationship workshops, counseling services, prison re-entry, and addiction treatment. CKC will both develop programming in these areas and refer parents and caregivers to existing services in the community.

Step 1Baby Steps

Parent workshops for expecting parents and caregivers with infants that train parents how to create a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Step 2Bridght Beginnings ECEC

Preschool programming for 3 and 4 year-olds that places a strong emphasis on language acquisition and development as well as creative play.

Step 3I Rise Elementary

After-school programming for elementary aged children located either at the public school or ckc growth center.

Step 4Head Strong Middle School Program

After-school programming for middle school aged children that incorporates tutorial services, counseling services, recreation/arts activities, and community involvement.

Step 5New Horizons High School Program

College prep and employment training and readiness. year round program that combines sat readiness, college visitations, financial aid support, and application assistance. job readiness programming includes work ethics and etiquette, interview readiness, and job internships at areas of interest.

Step 6College Now

College enrollees are assigned mentors to walk with them through the first year of college and help them with study habits, financial assistance, and future planning.