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.