The Norman Transcript


July 25, 2013

CCFI invites public to ground breaking

NORMAN — The Center for Children and Families is celebrating its first permanent facility after nearly five decades of service to the Norman community.

The agency will host a public groundbreaking ceremony to begin renovation of the former Immanuel Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 at 210 S. Cockrel Ave. Parking is available east of the building, just past the corner of Cockrel and Eufaula.

“This facility will allow CCFI to expand services to hundreds more children and parents, double the amount of time children and youth can participate in CCFI’s out-of-school services, integrate disparate services under one roof and improve the overall quality of care,” CCFI Executive Director Katie Fitzgerald said.

The McKinney Partnership Architects have produced a master plan for the project, which will be unveiled at the groundbreaking. Sun Construction was selected to complete the renovations.

The project is supported by various private and corporate donors. The CCFI will update the community on its Champions for Children campaign at the groundbreaking.

The Center for Children and Families is a local nonprofit organization specializing in healing children, empowering youth and strengthening families in and around Cleveland County since 1969.

CCFI’s mission is to improve the lives of children through partnerships with families and communities.

For more information, contact Erin Barnhart at 364-1420, email or visit

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