Concordia Lutheran Church responds to the request of 3 single mothers and creates a child care center to provide after school care for 12 children ages 6 to 12 years old
Concordia adds a preschool for children ages 3 to 5 years old
NAEYC accreditation helps grow enrollment to almost 100
Concordia opens its second center and serves all ages – infants, young children, teens, adults and seniors
Enrollment across programs grows to over 300
Teen Leadership offers paid internships so teenagers build skills and real work experience
Concordia Day launches to address the shortage of child care and support the Concordia Place mission
Across all programs, Concordia serves 800 people each year
What started as a small community program out of a church basement has grown to a multi-generational organization that serves 800 young children, teens, adults and seniors each year. Here are a few of our important milestones on our journey.
We put our faith into action through service to all our neighbors, instilling in them a sense of community, purpose, and possibility. Rooted in the Gospel message of God’s grace for all people, we are inspired to share our gifts. Our faith is a lens through which we view and evaluate all our actions.
At our core is a “Yes” mindset. This attitude drives us to meet growing and changing needs with innovative solutions. We find resources, turn possibilities into realities, and remain fresh and cutting edge.
We welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. We seek the common threads that bind us together as community, rather than differences that could divide us. We proactively meet the needs of those we serve by making our programs open and affordable for all.
As Concordia Place grows and expands, opening new programs and locations in new communities, we operate cohesively as one organization. Though we come from different faiths, backgrounds and cultures, we are a team, a family, united by our mission and vision.
Excellence is a hallmark of who we are and is integral in everything we do, from program design to environment to everyday operations. We value leadership, results, and accountability. We leverage partnerships to achieve more than what is possible alone.
Providing opportunity. Growing the Future. Changing Lives.