Our mission is to promote strong communities by providing individuals access to opportunities that inspire self-reliance.
Climb Community Development Corporation is a great opportunity for young people to gain valuable work skills through on-the-job training or to get a second chance at education helping them prepare for college and life in general as a responsible adult.
With our proven track record of success, Climb CDC has the ability to give participants a classroom setting that caters to their individual growth giving them personalized attention and equipping our youth with nationally recognized certifications. These certifications give them the necessary skills for gainful employment earning a livable wage or advance to higher education by the end of the program.
Many of our graduates enter our program believing that we are their “last chance”, when really we are their FIRST STEP to Climbing the Ladder of Success.
Congratulations to the YouthBuild Class of 2021
YouthBuild celebrated its 1st Commencement Ceremony under CLIMB CDC’s new executive staff on August 20, 2021. Our 24 graduates were honored at the Great Southern Club on the top floor of the Hancock Whitney Bank in Gulfport, MS. This joyous occasion was made possible through the hard work and dedication of not only staff and students, but also the members of the community who pushed these individuals to better themselves and work towards a bright future.
It is only through the support of Anthony Montgomery and Hancock Whitney Bank that this event was able to take place.
Congratulations Conservation Corps’ GulfCorps Crew
On December 7th Climb Conservation Corps’ GulfCorps crew completed their Wildland Firefighter Type II training. They started off the morning with the Arduous Pack test. This event measures a crew member’s endurance as they walk 3 miles with 45lbs weight in under 45 minutes. We had seven people pass the test. Members then moved on to their hands on testing where they completed a fire line as a team and practiced the deployment of their emergency shelters. Along with a comprehensive Q and A session with subject matter experts this completed their day of testing. We are proud of all of GulfCorps crew for their hard work and dedication!