Leading the way and opening doors.

Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI) a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization
promotes health, education, and well-being in South Los Angeles and neighboring communities.



Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, education, and well-being in South Los Angeles and neighboring communities.

In 1978, Dr. Carl C. Baccus, father, innovator, humanitarian, and community leader founded the Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI) with the mission to promote health, education, and well-being in South Los Angeles and neighboring communities.

Spanning over 35 years, CCCI has been involved in educating over 1200 children through the former New Focus Christian School, feeding thousands through food programs, educating hundreds through seminars, and supporting area youth with scholarships. This effort has been supported by the founder Dr. Baccus and has been recognized by many city, county, state, and national figures including Bernard Parks, Maxine Waters, the Hahn family, Diane Watson, Tom Bradley, and Mark Ridley-Thomas to name a few.

Dr. Carl C. Baccus has been the minister of the Southside Church of Christ for over 50 years continuing to lead this congregation to higher heights and at the same time giving the direction of CCCI to the generation behind him. With a host of many volunteers, CCCI is now able to raise funds with low overhead cost which has a greater impact on the mission statement. However, leadership is needed on many levels for the numerous goals CCCI has for the community. To this respect Mr. Chris Baccus has been given the charge to lead CCCI in the 21st Century.


chris-baccusMr. Chris Baccus now serves as the Executive Director (Volunteer) for Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI). He is an alumni of the University of Southern California and was awarded his Master of Arts in Education from CSU Dominguez Hills. He served several years as a counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District and continues to utilize his experience for CCCI. Throughout his career he has worked with hundreds of Middle School, High School, and College age  students. Mr. Baccus states, “Education is the path to success for our communities, we will do everything to get our people educated not only through our education systems, but also through knowledge of how to take care of their bodies and minds.”    
Board Members
Dr. Carl C. Baccus (Founder) Arthur Henry
Advisory Council
Carl Beverly Beverly Productions
Sherri Bradford Santa Monica College
Charles A. Brown The Boeing Company
Brandon Chretien The CLC Group
Audrey Coley Coley's Jamaica's Best
Donovan Green AT&T
Angela Golightly Westbrook Entertainment Inc.
Ray Ivy Guide Right
Carliss McGhee, Ph.D. Inglewood USD
Tonya Thompson Kids Preparatory Academy

Learning Academies

“Building your promising future.”
Concerned Citizens Community Involvement established Learning Academies with our education partners Academic Achievement Services (AAS).
The Learning Academies will bridge the educational resource gap amongst South LA communities of color by empowering local middle and high school students to learn, apply and succeed in achieving their academic and professional goals. We do this by equipping students with necessary study and learning skills while incorporating career development and mentorship opportunities with the students as well. Come be a part of an exciting achievement program designed to propel students into realizing their academic and career goals.
Program Objectives
The Academic Achievement Services has collaborated to promote Five (5) Academies Offerings
  1. Learning/College Prep Academy
  2. Business Academy
  3. Social Science Academy
  4. Limitless STEM Academy
  5. For The Love Of Acting (Ftla) Academy
  • Students will improve academic performance
  • Develop knowledge of career paths
  • Prepare for college


The rising cost of obtaining a higher education is making it difficult for many students to stay in school. In 2005, it was decided to expand on the already successful scholarship efforts of the Educational Enhancement Program in honor of the late founders wife, Gerri Baccus.
This program has been coined Gerri’s Kids to honor Gerri’s commitment to education. The Gerri’s Kids program is designed to raise funds to sponsor South Los Angeles area high school seniors of which over $50,000 has been Awarded.

Scholarship Resources

Rahje Branch Pepperdine University and Harvard University
Mia Brumfield UCLA
Courtni Hawkins Spelman
Nile Haynes-Irby George Fox University
Leosha Jackson Bethune Cookman
Crandalyn Jackson Darthmouth College
Cheyenne Jones Mount Saint Mary's College
Brandon Malone UC Berkeley
Asheligh McCurchin Pepperdine University and Loyola Law School
Casey McCurchin El Camino College
Brierra McQuater CSU Los Angeles
Jillian Merriweather UC Berkeley
Caylin Moore Texas Christian University and 2017 Rhodes Scholar
Paisley Moore Prairie View A&M
Cameron Morrison University of Southern California USC
Breanna Reeves San Francisco State University
Symone Sullivan Pepperdine University
Jalia Washington CSU Northridge
Erin Wilson Art Institute of California
Ariel Wilson Art Institute of California

Live Healthy

Thanks to the Foodbank of Southern California, CCCI changed the type of food given to people each week. CCCI's food distribution now includes USDA products, fresh fruits and vegetables. CCCI has feed hundreds of families and thousands of people with the help of our partner.
Kaiser Permanente is transforming the way they deliver care and support our community by developing collaborative partnerships with local faith-based organizations. The Faith-Based Partnership Program (FBPP) establishes a supportive network of partners and volunteers to educate and empower the community through health lectures, health coaching and visitation ministry. FBPP seeks to establish, educate and empower faith-based partners and volunteers committed to helping Kaiser Permanente offer healthcare system navigation support to optimize the health outcomes for the diverse populations we serve.The full program is delivered and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.
The FBPP is currently being piloted at Southside Church of Christ and utilizes a three-pronged approach:
  • Health Lecture Series
  • Health Coaches
  • Post Discharge Visitation
Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions - Workshop Begins September 14
Register Wellness Toolkits
The goals of the FBPP are:
  • Improve health outcomes for program participants
  • Provide tools, resources, and education for program participants to better manage their health at home
  • Create an additional transition to home network
The Weight of the Nation documentary series and public health campaign present a unique opportunity to spotlight the severity of the obesity epidemic, to showcase strategies that work and, most importantly, to catalyze action to end obesity. CCCI is proud to partner with Kaiser Permanente on this community health initiative by hosting screenings, sharing resources and literature.