About Creative Corrections Educational Foundation (CCEF)
Creative Corrections Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization based in Beaumont, Texas that provides new educational opportunities for at-risk young adults of incarcerated parents who otherwise are extremely likely to participate in criminal activities.
By providing the possibility of a better future, including academics, financial, legal and social success, we are able to empower these young men and women to change their lives. Our goal is to promote “Education versus Incarceration”.
Additional Programs Under CCEF:
Right Path Program-Beaumont, Texas was established in June of 2015.
This program was created to address the problem of the unemployed residents within our community as unfortunately there is a growing population of those that are unskilled, uneducated, and lacking the necessary tools to gain meaningful employment.
Our goal is to target the needs of the local community by creating a program that will give underprivileged individuals the necessary training and skills to enter the job market by providing them with educational opportunities.
CCEF teamed up with Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), in Nederland, Texas, Lamar State College Port-Arthur, Texas and Austin Community College in Austin, Texas.
This program allows us to offer classes to ex-offenders returning to the community who are interested in making a difference in their lives. CCEF and Austin Community College (ACE Grant Program), pay the student’s tuition at the ABC Training Academy and all we require from the student is to graduate from the trade certificate course.
Qualified applicants can sign up for the following ABC Training Academy courses:
Welding – 6 semesters (1 1/2 years), Core Safety – 1 semester (10 weeks), Instrumentation – 12 semesters (3 years), Scaffold Builder – 1 semester (10 weeks), Industrial Carpentry – 3 semesters (3/4 year), Electrical – 12 semesters (3 years) and Pipefitting – 12 semesters (3 years)
Applicants can fill out the ABC application and Letter of Commitment forms at our office (6545 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706), then report to ABC Training Academy (2700 North Twin City Highway, Nederland, TX 77627), to complete the enrollment process.
CCEF office: (409) 861-2536 (contact Marsha Pitzer-Rivera or Gwen Clakley)
ABC Training Academy office: (409) 724-7886 (contact Kenneth Wahl or Horace Brown)