Greater Ideal Community Involvement

Posted on May 15, 2011 by admin

Vision Statement

Our vision is for the southeast side of Midland, Texas be an economically and educationally thriving part of the City of Midland.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop the ecomomic and educational avenues by which the people of the southeast side of Midland can thrive.

Our Strategy

In order to bring the vision into fruition, Greater Ideal has implemented a two part strategy:

  • The Family Life Center
  • ICEED, Inc.

The Family Life Center

The Familiy Life Center has several features that contribute to the development of the community. They are:

  • Nadrean Mays Library
    The functional and expanding library is stocked with both educational and spiritual resources. Students may utilize the library independently for research or study, or participate in the after school tutorial program.

  • Samuel Evans Chapel
    The chapel/multi-purpose room is regularly used for meetings and bible study. It is also available for bridal and baby showers, and small wedding ceremonies.

  • Technology Center
    This center has 10 Dell computers operating with the most current Microsoft software. The Family Life Center is able to offer the computers, as well as a printer, fax machine and internet access as a result of a partnership with Midland College. The center is open Monday - Saturday for research, e-mail and homework. Computer classes for all ages and levels are available to the public throughout the week.

  • Sweet Ideal Kitchen
    This is one of the most utilized and important features of the Family Life Center. The staff provides daily lunches Monday - Friday from 11:00am - 2:00pm to the community. A minimal fee is charged for these meals; however, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.

  • Recreational/Exercise Facilities
    The Family Life Center has extensive facilities for exercise and recreation, including a gym, weight room, and game room. These facilities are available at no cost to the public, and may be rented for private parties for a nominal fee. Please visit this page for more information.


Ideal Community Economic Education Development, Inc (ICEED) is the second part of the strategy for the productivity for the Southside of Midland, Texas. ICEED's focus is to:

  • increase the number of jobs within the community
  • provide decent, safe and affordable housing
  • provide better child care for families
  • improve relationships and spiritual development initiatives.

ICEED, Inc. has already established two transitional houses that are available to single parent families.

For more information about ICEED, Inc. or housing information contact Sis. Vanessa Montgomery at the Greater Ideal Family Life Center at 432-683-0838.