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Teammates and Staff Pose With Birthday Cake

One year ago  Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPPC) opened their doors in the educational building of Central Christian Church.  They celebrated this one year anniversary with a cake from Society Bakery, lemonade, balloons and games.


 “It’s been a fantastic year,” program director Jamie Reynolds said.


CPPC is a nonprofit day habilitation program for adults with disabilities.  The participants known as “teammates” spend their day learning a variety of life skills. 


A typical day at CPPC includes classes in current events, cooking, arts and crafts, gardening and manners.


I arrived early for the party and one young lady was being tutored in the proper way to ask someone to do something— using “please” and “thank you.”


In early spring, with the help of Boy Scouts Troop 70, the teammates revitalized Central’s PrayerGarden, adding a raised bed for vegetables and planting a butterfly garden.


“We have accomplished so much this year,” Reynolds said.  “The teammates themselves have volunteered 576 community hours of service.  We have been able to hire five staff members.  We have purchased a wheel chair assessable bus and we have held a second annual fundraiser lunch with Roger and Marianne Staubach.


Thanks to Central’ s generosity with the use of their building, we have been able to increase the number of teammates that we serve and currently have 22 enrolled in the program,” Reynolds added.


Central Christian Church is located at 4711 Westside Dr. in Dallas between Lemmon Avenue and Mockingbird Lane.   In addition to CPPC, Central is home to a community dog park and accommodates workshop space for the DallasSummerMusicalsAcademy.


Worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings and all are welcome.

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