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The Community Outreach Connection, Inc (COC) is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs within our community through Social Services and Community Development Initiatives. The COC incorporates services that will enrich and enhance the lives of underserved families throughout a specified geographic boundary within the Southwest Sector of Dallas, TX. The mission is to provide essential life skills necessary for individuals to become self-sufficient, productive and social astute citizens.

Specialized programs are designed to educate and nurture individuals through food resource opportunities, educational workshops, extended academic resource support and revitalized lifestyle living counseling.


Board Members

Our Mission

Stacey McIntee

Board Chairman (Professional Affiliation: Facility Manager, East Gate Missionary Baptist Church) Master of Science/Organizational Communication Dedicated professional with 10+ years of experience in secondary and higher education

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Vice Chairman

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Courtney Solomon, MD

Interim Board Secretary  (Professional Affiliation: Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center Children's Health Dallas

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Emilu Mata 

Education Division Contributor
Member Scholarship Committee
PEACE Scholarship Program

(Professional Affiliation: Senior Associate, Technology Healthcare Consulting – Price Waterhouse Cooper)


Yashica Bell

Chairman Finance Committee
Chairman Fundraising Committee

(Professional Affiliation: AVP Community Development Officer-First Citizen Bank)
Associates of Arts in Business Administration in Non-Profit Management


Ellis Cleaver

Board Member
Member, Finance Committee

(Professional Affiliation: Owner/Operator Manager – Central Freight Lines, Inc.


Patricia Anderson

Board Member
Chairman Scholarship Committee

(Professional Affiliation: Retired School Administrator/Educator- Grand Prairie, TX_
BS Special Education
Masters Educational Administration

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Malcolm J. Hornsby

Board Member 

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Patricia Tatum

Board Member  (Professional Affiliation: Retired Principal, Educational Trainer with AVID Center, & Field Supervisor with A Career In Teacher (ACiT) 

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Master's Degree in Educational Leadership


Maxine Wiley

Executive Director
Member, Scholarship Committee
Member, Nominating Committee
Member, Finance Committee

(Professional Affiliation: Retired Executive Regional Manager, Networks – U S Postal Service Southwest Area (Logistics & Distribution) 
Vice Chairman, Dallas County Appraisal Review Board
Entrepreneur: Owner/COO Inspired By U)
Masters Business Administration (MBA)
BS Human Relations & Business
Executive Greenbelt – Lean Six Sigma

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Cathy McKellar

Manager, Our Gaily Bread Food Pantry & Clothes Closet (Professional Affiliation: Customer Account Specialist - ATT)

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