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Community Resources

SCDI offers a variety of programming throughout the community. Learn more about our core program areas below.

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The Scholarship Prep Academy

Founded by Ruth McConnell and Stephanie White-Thorn, the Scholarship Prep Academy prepares high school students for collegiate enrollment and helps them acquire funds for college.

Young Lions of Alaska Program

Created to serve minority youth, the Young Lions of Alaska Program seeks to address the alarming rate of disproportionate arrests of African American males.

Economic Development Programs

Recognizing the need to increase the number of minority businesses in Alaska, SCDI’s Economic Development Committee promotes programs to advance minority businesses.

Community Health Programs

SCDI’s Health committee conducts on-going community “health discussion” sessions with a focus on health issues largely impacting the minority community (diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, etc.).

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The academy puts together workshops that demystify the college application process and provides one-on-one essay writing tutoring sessions for college and scholarship applications. It also provides test taking strategies for the ACT and SAT college admissions exams. They will also help high school students put together a scholarship application portfolio to help standardize the process for applying for multiple scholarships.

Call or text (907) 227-5616 for more information and enrollment.

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The alarming rate of disproportionate minority youth, in particular African American males within our criminal justice system is why SCDI continues to focus a majority of our energy on our youth through the Young Lions – a mentoring program

Call (907) 276-6673 for more information or click here to learn more.

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Recognizing the need to increase the number of minority businesses in Alaska, SCDI’s Economic Development Committee promotes programs to advance minority businesses. The Economic Development Committee is currently working on an on-line Minority directory which will be accessible to the community to promote and increase minority business owners.

Contact us for more information.

Learning
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SCDI’s Health Committee conducts on-going community “health discussion” sessions with a focus on health issues largely impacting the minority community (diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, etc.). The committee has increased their outreach efforts within the community with the organization of health fairs in partnership with other community organizations. In addition, the Health committee organizes on-going blood pressure screenings.

Contact us for more information.

Moving In
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SCDI is working with Shiloh Community Housing, Inc (SCHI) which helps our community in the area of housing and financial assistance for housing. SCHI offers several programs including, rent and utility assistance for eviction and utility shutoff prevention, first/last month rent payments to secure housing as well as offering affordable housing for low to moderate income earners.

Visit SCHI to learn more.