OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To strengthen families in our communities by offering opportunities in education, housing, health, employment and legal services.
Preserving Families, Renewing Lives.
OUR CORE VALUES
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