Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell and Windsor Village United Methodist Church founded the Pyramid Community Development Corporation (CDC) in 1992 by to improve the quality of life in a historically underserved area of southwest Houston.
The Power Center, a premier faith-based organization was the first undertaking of the CDC. A former dilapidated K-Mart, The Power Center opened its doors in 1995 as a multi-use complex designed to empower the community educationally, economically, socially, spiritually, culturally, medically and emotionally.
The development of The Power Center created in excess of 930 jobs (including 560 construction jobs) and currently employs 8 full-time, 8 part-time, and approximately 70 contract employees and generates $15.5 million in the community per annum.
The Power Center is a 21st century service delivery model of private and public partnership that serves 11,000-plus families a month.
Housed within The Power Center and on its site are a variety of for-profit and non-profit entities and programs with include J.P. Morgan Chase Bank branch, a real estate development company,, a medical clinic, The Woman, Infant, and Children Nutritional program, a pharmacy, a optical center, offices suites, a hair salon and barbershop, and the Jesse H. Jones Conference Center, Southwest Houston’s fifth largest banquet facility.
20 years later, The Power Center is evidence that a community in action must impact lives and create value.