Our History

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1998

C4K is born! Mitch Cox and Lawrence Porterfield purchase land.

Coalition For Kids Chartered organization

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1999

C4K began with Fairmont, housed in our main facility on Watauga Road, Our evening program began concurrently with the after-school program.

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2000

Our after-school, evening and summer programs were officially named Awesome Kids Club (AKC), Kids in Action (KIA) and Community Kids Activity Club (CKAC). These core programs remain the heart of C4K today.

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2003

AKC programming began in North Side Elementary servicing the children of North Side directly in the school.

C4K became a United Way Partner Agency

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2004

Mountain View after-school site was added and remains housed in Mountain View Elementary.

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2006

Indian Trail after-school site serves children attending Indian Trail Intermediate School. Initially housed within ITIS for the first several years, the site then relocated to Boones Creek Christian Church. Our ITIS children are picked up by the C4K bus after school, transported to the church and then back to our main campus for KIA or parent pick-up.

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2007

Our after-school program expanded to include South Side Elementary with the site located in the school.

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2008

In partnership with the Johnson City Housing Authority, our first site within a housing community began. Keystone after-school site serves children attending Mountain View Elementary and living in the Keystone Community.

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2009

Amistades site serves children attending Cherokee Elementary and is housed in Cherokee United Methodist Church.

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2010

Our evening program expanded to an additional location at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church allowing a larger population to be served following the after-school program.

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2011

At the request of Washington County Schools, C4K created and implemented an emergency summer program for the children of families effected by the tornadoes in the South Central area.

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2014

Our summer program expanded to 2 locations allowing sites at our main location and Cherokee UMC.

With the start of school in the fall, Indian Trail Site relocated to the Rock Fellowship Church.

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2015

After combining in one location in 2013, our evening program once again expanded to 2 locations with the 2nd site being housed in the Keystone Community in continued cooperation with the JC Housing Authority.

Mitch Cox announces the purchase of the former Tri-Cities Christian School facility which will serve as the new home for C4K.

The addition of our Liberty Bell program serving 7th graders marks the beginning of our 10-year vision. Each year a successive grade will be added giving us the capacity to see our Coalition kids through high school and beyond.

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2016

Relocation of programming and administration to Kid City, our new campus completed. 5 of our 8 after-school sites housed in Kid City with Mountain View, Keystone and South Side remaining satellite sites. Both evening and summer programs operating in Kid City. The 33,000 square feet in our new campus gives us the ability to greatly increase the number of children we can serve!

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2018

C4K added 3 new schools:

  • Woodland
  • Lakeridge
  • Towne Acres