About SCDI

Shiloh Community Development, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) local non-profit organization that empowers youth, minorities and the disadvantaged to improve lives. The organization’s goal is to enhance the quality of life of those less fortunate by providing transitional assistance, economical/educational opportunities, job search support, health education /prevention/wellness programs and youth mentoring. The major emphasis of SCDI is to develop and promote programs that advance minorities and youth in Health, Education and Economic Development.

Click here to view an overview of SCDI and how you can be involved.

The Scholarship Prep Academy

Scholarship Prep Founded by Ruth McConnell and Stephanie White-Thorn, the Scholarship Prep Academy prepares high school students for collegiate enrollment and helps them acquire funds for college. The academy puts together workshops that demystify the college application process and provides one-on-one essay writing tutoring sessions for college and scholarship applications. It also provides test taking strategies for the ACT and SAT college admissions exams. They will also help high school students put together a scholarship application portfolio to help standardize the process for applying for multiple scholarships. Call or text (907) 227-5616 for more information and enrollment.

The Young Lions of Alaska Program

Young Lions The alarming rate of disproportionate minority youth, in particular African American males within our criminal justice system is why SCDI continues to focus a majority of our energy on our youth through the Young Lions – a mentoring program. Click here for more information about the Young Lions.

Economic Development Programs

Health Fair Promo Recognizing the need to increase the number of minority businesses in Alaska, SCDI’s Economic Development Committee promotes programs to advance minority businesses. The Economic Development Committee is currently working on an on-line Minority directory which will be accessible to the community to promote and increase minority business owners. Minority Health

Health Programs

SCDI’s Health committee conducts on-going community “health discussion” sessions with a focus on health issues largely impacting the minority community (diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer, etc.). The committee has increased their outreach efforts within the community with the organization of health fairs in partnership with other community organizations. In addition, the Health committee organizes on-going blood pressure screenings.