Who We Are

D.I.S.C. was conceived in 1993/1994 as an intentional fellowship of 5 African-American members of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and 5 Caucasian members of St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

The Long Road To The Beloved Community

Our Mission

  • D.I.S.C. is committed to bring together diverse people

  • To promote justice in the community

  • To support community leaders

  • To share with the poor

  • And to acknowledge the presence and power of God

Our Principles

  • Demonstrate the love of God

  • Harmony between the city and its people

  • Advocate for social justice in the undeserved community

  • Support local leaders

History of D.I.S.C. and Pearl City

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Pearl City Platted

  • Hughes & Fountains were among the first families to build homes.

 

Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Organized approximately in June 1918, by Alex Hughes and others.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

  • Organized November 1918, by Reverend J.H. Dolphus and others.

  • Ebenezer and Macedonia worshiped in the same building, the Baptist meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday and AME meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.

Roadman Colored School

  • Former Names: Yamato School, Pearl City School, Butts Farm School, Boca Raton School.

Federal Housing for Families of Black Soldiers

Lincoln Court Platted

Friendship Baptist Church

  • Organized October 1950, by Founder Rev. S.L. Alexander and others

City Purchase Dixie Plaza and Starts Dixie Manor

Roadman School Still Operating Under Segregation

End of Roadman School - Integration of Public School

Hughes Park Dedicated

Florence Fuller Child Development Center - Daycare Open

Tom's Ribs opened

Glades Road extended to Federal

  • Preserving 12th Street and the Tree of Knowledge

D.I.S.C. Founded

  • 1st MLK Celebration 

  • School transportation conference

City of Boca Officially Proclaims MLK Day

 

Wayne Barton Study Center Opens

Pearl City Declared "Historic"

MLK Memorial Dedicated

 

Blue Ribbon Committee - Neighborhood Renovation

Hughes Park "rededicated" to Boca Residents