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Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, education, and well-being in South Los Angeles and neighboring communities.

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 40 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.

Chris Baccus

Mr. Chris Baccus now serves as the Executive Director (Volunteer) for Concerned Citizens Community Involvement (CCCI). He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and was awarded his Master of Arts in Education from CSU Dominguez Hills.

Chris served several years as a counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and continues to utilize his experience for CCCI. Throughout his career, he has worked with hundreds of Middle School, High School, and College-age students.

Mr. Baccus believes, “…Education is the path to success for our communities; we will do everything to get our people educated not only through our education systems but also through knowledge of how to take care of their bodies and minds.”

Board Members

Arthur Henry
Dr. Carl C. Baccus
Christopher Baccus
Executive Director/Treasurer

Advisory Council

Brandon Chretien
The CLC Group
Carliss McGhee, PhD
Inglewood USD
Angela Golightly
Three Six Zero
Donovan Green
Charles A Brown
The Boeing Company
Sherri Bradford
Santa Monica College
Carl Beverly
Beverly Productions


Valerie Doby
Courtni Hawkins
Charlton Hawkins
Cameron Morrison
Chester Hawkins


Breanna Hawkins
Research and Evaluation
Sonia Baccus Hooks
Logistics and Marketing

Leading the way and
opening doors.

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