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  • 1 person is interested

COCD is looking for an individual to assist the Executive Director is identifying and responding to funding grants. Most work will be done virtually with weekly meetings with the Executive Director to discuss status of opportunities. During this season of COVID-19, we are specifically working to find grants that will allow us to transition to online and virtual learning. We are looking for candidates who will:

  • Have excitement and passion for the mission and values of COCD
  • Research opportunities, federal, state, and local grants to bid on for the organization.
  • Share opportunities with Executive Director to decide on bid decision.
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders and community partners to network and learn of new funding opportunities.
  • Maintain and being able to effectively communicate knowledge of COCD's history and programs.
  • Write, submit and manage grant proposals.
  • Furnish prospective funders with supporting documents.




PO Box 531, Dayton, OH 45401, US

Mission Statement

VISION: Cross Over Community Development is a gateway to self-reliance, confidence, and dignity for immigrants, refugees, and underserved communities. Mission: Cross Over Community Development is a resource center for immigrants and underserved community that provide educational services and employment opportunities in the greater Dayton area.


Cross Over Community Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting immigrants and refugees in re-establishing high-quality lives for themselves and fully participating in the life of their new community.


Cross Over was named after the idea that African immigrants and refugees cross from areas of absolute poverty and come to the US with the hope of accessing opportunities, create wealth and escape poverty. Unfortunately, they find upon arrival here barriers after barriers mostly linked to their lack of functional skills, cultural awareness, appropriate education, transferable job skills as well as social connections and they get stuck with the first survival job they get upon arrival here, unable to move to the next level, many become underemployed and end up assimilating in the underclass which prevents them from realizing their dream of creating money, prosperity, and success.

It is against this backdrop that volunteers who have been involved with new immigrants’ issues formed a nonprofit called "Cross Over Community Development" intended to empower them with employment skills and job creations so that they can improve their quality of life and self-sufficiency. Our outreach programs to break the generational poverty will target both immigrants and underserved communities.

Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours per week.

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