On October 1, 1997, Champions Community Center (C3) officially opened its doors to be a safe haven for youth between the ages of 12-18. Although C3 is still a safe-haven for teens, it has grown to become much more; serving to enrich the lives of children, teenagers, and entire families in our surrounding communities.
As a service to our community, C3 offers sporting facilities, meeting facilities, a state-of-the-art game room, classrooms, a full-service kitchen and banquet facilities. Through the help of teachers who volunteer at C3, we also provide weekly tutoring and mentoring to people of all ages in our area.
The hallmark of all of the initiatives of Champions Community Center is that they are provided completely free of charge to the community. We are a state certified 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.
The mission of Champions Community Center is to equip members of the surrounding communities with the opportunities necessary for growth and development in all areas, including: education, social skills, self-esteem, physical fitness, preventative intervention and life skills.
While C3 serves anyone in need, our primary area of focus lies within the Klein and Aldine Independent School Districts. According to the 2008-2009 Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), 63% of students in our community are economically disadvantaged.
It is quite evident that our community, specifically our youth, is at risk. It is C3’s desire to be a catalyst for change for the sake of our future generations.
Cyndi Austin is the co-founder of Champions Community Center. She attended Jackson College of Ministry, and has spent the past 38 years in ministry/not for profit work. She has worked in many capacities, including Women’s Counselor and bookkeeper.
Jessica Black is an Assistant Vice President and Legal Department Manager for a national banking institution. Her background is in Music and Counseling, and she has been a part of Champions Community Center since its inception.
Margaret Black is currently the Facilities Manager/Controller of Champions Community Church. She is a certified Christian Counselor and for the past 15 years she has overseen the day-to-day operations of a 30,000 sq. ft facility.
Sharon Phillips is a native Texan that has been a territory manager for an international manufacturing company, overseeing 200 accounts for the past 12 years. She is very active in her community and school district; serving as Vice President of the Carl Wunsche Career Academy PTO for the past 3 years.
Angela Carbonell is a Board Certified Music Therapist, specializing in helping children with various developmental and emotional disabilities. She is currently employed by a local school district as a service provider in the Special Education Department as well as a company providing in-home ABA therapy. Angela directs the Children’s Choir at Champions Community Church as well as taking a leadership role in the CCC Choir.
Victoria has practiced labor and employment law in Texas for over 23 years. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas State Bar. As a partner with Adams and Reese, LLP, Victoria represents management in all phases of employment litigation in state and federal court. She organized and belongs to a group of attorneys who provide pro bono legal services to local churches. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell and her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Billy Robinson is a 24-year veteran of the Houston Police Department. As a Senior Police Officer he has served as a TECLOSE Instructor, Crime Prevention Specialist, Youth Crime Reduction Specialist, Gang Intervention/Prevention Investigator, Sex Offender Registration Investigator and is certified in Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorism. Billy currently oversees operations relating to the safety and welfare of those attending Champions Community Center.
Brian Walker is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas with a Masters degree of Education in Counseling from Acadia University in Wolfville NS, Canada. He also earned a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the last 17 years, Brian has counseled people of all ages as an HIV/AIDS counselor, an employment counselor, a residential treatment therapist, a children’s protective service worker, an alternative school counselor, a clinical therapist in a highly secure psychiatric hospital and a private practice psychotherapist.
We’re trying to enrich the lives of kids, teens, and whole families in our surrounding communities by filling the gaps with services and facilities.
Champion’s Community Center is proud to present Community Life: A program which provides our neighboring communities FREE educational, athletic and life enrichment trainings. These classes and groups would cost hundreds of dollars elsewhere.
For more information the courses which are being offered and to sign up for any of these courses, check this out.
Champions Community Center is proud to offer counseling services completely free of charge to the surrounding communities. It’s our goal to strengthen the family unit by strengthening the individual members of the family. Our licensed, professional counselors take the time to meet with people, assess and counsel them, and encourage them with proven strategies for personal and relational enrichment.
C3’s counseling services are offered every Thursday night, by appointment only. Sessions can be scheduled for an individual, couple or entire family. If you would like to schedule a counseling session, or just receive more information on C3’s counseling services, please contact us today!
The Friday Night Block Party is a vehicle C3 uses to invite our community in and help meet their most basic of needs, hunger. Providing a safe and entertaining environment, those in the community are encouraged to take advantage of our facilities, including: Full Court Basketball Area, Skatepark, and a Game Room and Dining Area as well as arts and crafts for our younger attendees. The mission for the Friday Night Block Party is to provide a safe haven for children and teenagers in our community – a place where they can be safe, fed, and genuinely cared for, a place to belong.
As our flagship community initiative, FNBP has served to feed thousands of people in its 11-year run. The numbers have increased with each new year.
FNBP begins with an average of 25 children and teenagers receiving weekly meals, at a reduced price.
With an average of 130 children and teenagers in attendance weekly, over 6,000 meals are provided at reduced prices.
FNBP begins providing meals completely free of charge to all children and teenagers in attendance.
With nearly 300 children and teenagers attending weekly, FNBP is responsible for providing over 12,000 hot meals, completely free of charge.
In the month of January alone, a historically “slow month,” FNBP freely provides over 1,000 meals. The Goal for 2010 is to meet the hunger needs of over 15,000 people.
The goal of giving out 15,000 meals was reached, and the new goal for 2013 is to shatter that with 20,000.
The goal of giving out 20,000 meals was reached, and the sky seems to be the limit for FNBP.
The Big Bike Benefit will strengthen the family unit by promoting generosity to our neighbors. These bikes will give students the freedom and flexibility to go school, positive after-school programs, work or even C3’s Friday Night Block Party.
Our goal is to give away 500 bicycles to children and teens in 2014. Purchased vouchers will be given to counselors in area high schools, intermediate schools and elementary schools, to be distributed to those who are most deserving. Students who receive vouchers can pick up their brand new bicycle at the Big Bike Benefit on December 12.
There are several levels of sponsorship for the Big Bike Benefit, select the level that you feel comfortable with, and click, “purchase bicycle vouchers now” below to make it happen!
Driveway Sponsor = 1-9 bike vouchers
Street Sponsor = 10-24 bike vouchers
Neighborhood Sponsor = 25-49 bike vouchers
Community Sponsor = 50+ bike vouchers
One of our annual community outreaches, the CCC Backpack Giveaway is one of the highlights of the year. Help get the school year started off right for hundreds of students!
Check out the CCC Backpack Giveaway Highlight Video from 2012.
We’re focused on making our community better one bike, backpack, and block party at a time, and it couldn’t be more rewarding.
C3 has lots to offer in the way of facilities. Whether you’re looking for recreation for the kids on a Saturday afternoon, a place to hold a Girl Scouts meeting on a Tuesday evening, or a shelter during the dire times of a disaster, we’ve got a place for you.
Use of our sports facilities, and all camps and events held on them, is completely free to the community at large. C3 currently operates a multi-faceted sporting facility which includes:
C3 offers beautiful meeting facilities, available to community groups and charitable organizations. Our facilities include:
Those who have taken advantage of our meeting facilities include:
Use of C3’s meeting facilities is completely free of charge to reputable community organizations, but are reserved by appointment only. If your association/organization is interested in hosting your banquet, scouting event, board meeting, support group or home-owner’s association meeting at C3, please contact us today!
C3 has historically met the needs of our community during disastrous events, such as: Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita & Ike. In addition, C3 has made itself available to our 4 surrounding ISD’s as an Emergency Evacuation Site. C3 continues to cater to our community as a Red Cross Emergency Shelter.
We’ve definitely got you covered if you or your organization need a place to meet, plan, and even carry out your goals.
Acknowledging the lack of resources and the contributing health factors associated with inactivity, C3 is committed to provide sports activities, at the highest levels of quality, on an ongoing basis. These services will be offered for children, young people and families who would not ordinarily have the resources to access “top level” facilities. As with all C3 services, these facilities will be offered at no expense to the community.
C3 is committed to the rehabilitation of young men struggling with substance addiction. This 20-bed, 9,000 square foot residential facility will not only assist in the road to recovery, but will provide the tools necessary to become a productive and impacting member of the community.
We have incredible plans for the future of the Champions Community, and we know exactly what it will take to make those plans a reality. Will you partner with us in creating a better future for children and teenagers in our community?
There are several advantages to becoming a C3 donor:
If you’re interested in becoming a C3 donor please contact us today!
We’re committed to giving sports facilities to our community with the highest levels of quality, and you could help us get it done.
Champions Community Center would greatly appreciate your one-time, monthly, quarterly and/or annual financial donations to support our ongoing community initiatives and future endeavors. We’re making an impact in our community, and while they’re just numbers, ours speak volumes to that impact. If you want to be a part of changing our community for the better, please click here.
Here’s our wish list for C3:
If you are interested in donating items from the Wish List, contact us today.
We’re dedicated to keeping the kids in our community active and engaged; our summer and spring break camps are a perfect case.
C3 is proud to offer an exciting program for 2015, Champions Soccer Challenge, soccer camps. These annual camps are completely FREE to children, ages 7-13 in our surrounding communities and are led by former professional and Olympic soccer players!
Children, ages 7 – 13
A week long, soccer camp led by the Pros
Monday, March 9th – Friday, March 13th from 8:30am – 12:30pm (breakfast and lunch will be served)
Champions Community Center
13111 Bammel N. Houston Rd. Houston, TX 77066
The next Soccer Challenge Soccer Camp will take place Monday, March 9th – Friday, March 13th, and you can sign your child up here!
We invite your child to participate in C3’s Math, Science & Reading Camp this Summer! They will learn from quality teachers who work and live right here in our community.
Elementary School Students, 3rd – 5th grades
A week long, interactive study time that will refine basic Math, Science and Reading skills
Summer of 2015, date TBD from 8:30am – 12:30pm (breakfast and lunch will be served)
Champions Community Center
13111 Bammel N. Houston Rd. Houston, TX 77066
The next Math, Science, & Reading Camp will take place Summer of 2015, date TBD from 8:30am – 12:30pm, and you can sign your child up here!