Community Council of Idaho
MISSION + VISION + HISTORY

About

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To strengthen families in our communities by offering opportunities in education, housing, health, employment and legal services.

OUR VISION

Preserving Families, Renewing Lives.

OUR CORE VALUES

HOPE

H= Honesty 
O= Opportunity 
P= Professionalism 
E= Empowerment

our history

1971: Incorporated on November 19, 1971

1972: First Head Start Funding-First site in Weiser, ID

1973: First Employment & Training Grant (CETA) now known as Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

1974: Emergency School Assistance Funding for youth and adult recreational activities

1976: Opened Health Care Center in Caldwell and Burley, ID

1977: Opened Health Care Center in Payette, ID

1977: Opened Center for Employment and Training in Caldwell, ID

1980: Purchased Colonia de Colores Housing Site in Twin Falls, ID

1984: Funding received to construct current Administrative Office — El Mercado

1986: Total Federal Funding Assistance surpassed $2 million

1986: Purchased El Rancho Grande Estates land and construction began — American Falls, ID

1986: Cesar Chavez visits El Mercado; speaks on Bracero Program, pesticides

1987: Total Federal Funding Assistance increases to $3.5 million

1988: Purchased Twin Falls Labor Center, now El Milagro site

1989: Total Federal Funding Assistance increases to $4.6 million

1990: First grant from Dept. of Health and Welfare (mental health/case management)

1992: First Substance Abuse Program in partnership with Homedale School Dist.

1992: Total Federal Funding increases to $5.7 million

1993: Purchased Project Hope housing site — Heyburn, ID

1995: Total Federal Funding increases to $6.5 million

1995: Built Colonia Cesar Chavez housing project — Blackfoot, ID

1997: Built Un Nuevo Amanecer housing project — Dubois, ID

1999: Total Federal Funding increases to $7 million

2001: Migrant & Seasonal Head Start receives expansion funds (Family Literacy)

2002: Total Federal Funding increases to $9.5 million

2004: IMC receives funding to provide health care services

2004: Community Family Clinic opens in Idaho Falls, Roberts and Blackfoot, ID

2006: Idaho Migrant Council changes name to Community Council of Idaho, Inc.

2006: Total Federal Funding assistance eclipses $10 million

2008: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start receives expansion monies

2008: Governing board becomes Tripartite Board Structure

2008: Membership eliminated

2008: Total federal funding increases to $11.7 million

2010: Total federal funding increases to $12.7 million

2011: Received YouthBuild Grant from U.S. Dept. of Labor

2012: Received High School Equivalency Grant (HEP) from U.S. Dept of Education

2013: Opened the Community Council Opportunity Center in Burley.

2014: Received new funding from the Cambia Health Foundation to teach Head Start children and their parents about obesity and diabetes prevention.

2015: Received $1 million grant to build new clinic in Idaho Falls.

2016: NCLR (National Council of La Raza) honored Community Council of Idaho with the Affiliate Award of Advocacy.

2016: Became BIA Recognized & Accredited allowing for representation before USCIS, ICE, and the Immigration Courts for our new Immigration Program.

2017: Opened Familias Unidas Immigration Legal Services

2017: Completed construction for new clinic in Idaho Falls

2018: Began services for Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships: Bright Futures