Cornerstone Crossroads Academy is a second chance nonprofit high school in the South Dallas area of Dallas, Texas. The mission of CCA is to develop urban youth through transformative education, equipping future leaders to impact their communities for Christ.
We are convinced that Christmas time at CCA is one of the most joyful times of the year in one of the most joyful places on the earth! During the last week of the semester, we decorate Christmas cards, carol to our nursing home friends, open gifts from generous volunteers and partners, and reflect on Christ’s birth and the significance and power of Emmanuel.
The words, “Blessed are the poor” swirl around in my soul like warm breath in icy winter air. It’s the contrast of warmth and chill, joy and suffering, poverty and plenty. One is impossible without the other.
In the middle of brokenness, failure, and need, there is a healing and reliance – even desperation – for Christ and a community of support that fills up and overflows and . . .
As staff, we each have our own reasons to give our time, talents, and treasure to Cornerstone Crossroads Academy. In addition to serving the students of CCA, we are also devoted to supporting other organizations. Join our crazy crew in giving on North Texas Giving Day!
Educators are known for our affinity for tests. “Pay attention – this will be on the test!” Standardized tests, teacher-made tests, benchmark tests, entrance tests . . . are you sweating yet? But did you know that we get tested, as well?
In spite of the various obstacles she faced, Joy says that she realized the importance of education. Her desire to complete high school and her diligence to push through helped Joy accomplish her goal.
Serena feels that deciding to attend CCA was one of the best decisions that she's ever made. Serena admits that she was skeptical about going to a Christian school, but she has learned more about and grown closer to God since coming to CCA.
Josh says that being at CCA has been a life changing experience for him. He credits this to the CCA family atmosphere, stating that the staff and the other students have always been helpful and have never given up on him, no matter what happened.
Darion came to CCA in 2016 after seeing his older brother Quinton (c/o 2010) come to CCA and successfully earn his high school diploma. Darion thought, "If this worked for my brother, it will work for me too."
Ms. Brandie recently did an interview about CCA with VoyageDallas Magazine! She was nominated for the Inspiring Stories series by one of our community partners, Tiffany Daniels of The Learning Paradigm. Click here to read the article.
Lisa Doolittle is the driving force behind CCA's inaugural art class. As we shared in our recent post, "Art Appreciation," this class has tremendously impacted our students' lives. But it doesn't stop there! Hear how God has changed Lisa's life through her involvement at CCA.