Active Community Engagement (ACE)
About Calvary Community Care
Registered in March 2010, Calvary Community Care (C3) is a not-for-profit voluntary welfare organization that seeks to serve the needy in the community regardless of race, age, gender or religion. C3 seeks to be a respected charity serving the needy out of love for them relating to them holistically as individuals.
We are registered as a society since 3 March 2010 (UEN T10SS0047C), a charity since 1 October 2010 and a full NCSS member since 1 November 2010. Calvary Community Care is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC000757) under the Charities Act with effect from 1 March 2012.
C3’s main focus as a broad-based charity will be on the elderly, youths and children and has successfully launched a wide array of programmes for the community. Our Eldercare Programme provides befriending and meal delivery services, and our Literacy Programme for Children helps improve their reading proficiency in English.
ACE (Active Community Engagement) Programme
Our ACE Programme is a yearlong enhancement programme for youths that focuses on life skills and character building for neighborhood schools.
The resilience program for youths seeks to:
o Open their horizons to the possibilities for their future and thus help them to have healthy aspirations.
o Develop their confidence and ability in carrying themselves, particularly in the area of communication.
o Develop their character and value system to put them in a good stead for academic achievements and also their future.
ACE* (STAR for Strength, Tenacity, Active and Resilience)
ACE* was established in December 2013 and is an innovative recovery programme for youth identified with emotional and/or psychological issues. It uses a personalized family-centered model in its service delivery process. Our staff works in partnership with clients and their families to empower them to achieve their goals and live in a safe, caring and inclusive community.
MACE (MOE.ACE) and PACE (PA.ACE) Youth Activity Centres
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and People’s Association (PA), we run after-school youth activity centres called MACE and PACE at various schools and community centres. These promote social interaction and participation in activities after school in a safe and comfortable environment. They also provide avenues for youths to seek assistance and counselling.
Through the activities in the centre and positive mentoring, we hope to develop youths’ character and social-emotional competencies, and promote a greater sense of community connectedness and belonging. Platforms and opportunities would be provided for at-risk youths to take ownership and develop leadership qualities, communication and social skills through their involvement in the planning and execution of the centres’ programmes and activities.