Our Mission

The Coalition is a non-profit organization with a mission to help children in need. Here they find a Safe Place, with professional tutors and a staff of volunteers.

C4K is not a daycare facility.

After school Coalition children find:
A safe and caring place where they can grow educationally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We offer a wide variety of activities specifically designed to instill confidence, foster leadership, strengthen character and cultivate a passion for knowing God and walking with Him!

Years Serving Area Children

Children served in C4K's After School Programs

Snacks Served in 2018

Representing every school in the Johnson City District

About Us

No one wants to believe that it is happening—children robbed of their childhood through abuse, violence, addictions, hopelessness and having responsibility for themselves at an early age. It is the tough reality, but there is a place of hope; a shelter from the dangerous storm. It is the Coalition For Kids. Every afternoon, our buses and vans bring children from local schools to Kid City, a community center under the direction of the Coalition for Kids, Inc.

The Coalition is a non-profit organization with a mission to help children in need. Here they find a Safe Place, with professional tutors and a staff of volunteers. C4K is not a daycare facility. After school Coalition children find:

  • Help with homework
  • Reading and math assistance
  • Music and art lessons
  • Athletics
  • Special preventive programs for violence and substance abuse
  • A free snack and dinner.

Through our Coalition staff and a network of volunteer counselors, we are eyewitnesses to something wonderful…lives changed, one child at a time.

Changing Lives

What people are saying

It’s rewarding when the kids express their appreciation for your service. The kids enjoy the time they spend with you very much and they let you know how much fun they are having. Volunteering with the children makes you often realize how important organizations like the coalition are to communities, small and large.

Brett Kindle

I can not express how grateful I am that my children have a fun, safe, and loving environment to come to each day. I appreciate all of your help and concern for my children. I don’t say this enough, but “THANK YOU!!” from the bottom of my heart.

Parent of Two Coalition Children

Thank you very much for helping Karen. She is making great progress in reading. She is reading several books each week and is reading more independently. The help with homework is greatly appreciated.

Teacher, Cherokee Elementary

Our students have a need that is met every day because of the hard work of the Coalition and North Side staffs working together. It provides a structured, safe atmosphere for our students to complete homework, work on challenges and continue to refine their social skills…a win-win for all parties involved. On behalf of our school community I say, “THANK YOU”!

Richard J. Church

Student Support, Indian Trail Middle School

I would say that the Coalition saves our students. The students who attend the Coalition For Kids have a safe environment to get extra help with their homework, reading, supervised play and even have snacks and dinner. Our school’s successes are due in part from the partnership that Fairmont has maintained with The Coalition. We are confident when our students are at the Rock that we have a vital support system to help our students to be successful.

Carol McGill

Principal, Fairmont Elementary

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign my child up for programming?
Call (423) 434-2031 ext 820 and leave a message. Someone will get in touch with you.
How can I become a volunteer for C4K?
Fill out our Volunteer Application or call Cindy Young at 423-434-2031 ext 806.
How can I support C4K?
Give online or call Kelly Grieb at 423-434-2031 ext 805