About Us

The Central Family Life Center, Inc. (CFLC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and environment of Staten Island residents. The CFLC was established in 1991 under the aegis of the First Central Baptist Church, led by Rev. Dr. Calvin Rice, and it continues today under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Demetrius Carolina. The 10,000 square foot facility is the only minority-led community center of its kind in Staten Island, and it houses many critical social services programs for the borough's diverse residents.

Mission

The mission of The Central Family Life Center is to provide Staten Island individuals including children, seniors, at risk youth and families of varying backgrounds with the needed services, programs and opportunities to improve their overall well-being.

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Vision

Our vision is to provide our diverse communities with opportunities to rebuild and improve their quality of life. Our goal is to promote self-reliant, emotionally and physically balanced environments through programming focused on education, training, counseling, job placement, leadership, and much more. We seek to partner with all groups, organizations, and agencies that will help to accomplish our mission.

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Central Family Life Center has maintained an active role in the Staten Island community for 30 years. CFLC serves the community through both educational programming and workshops, as well as through direct services designed to empower and improve the lives of the Staten Island Borough’s most vulnerable populations. CFLC has founded and operated several programs that provide tangible investments in the health and well-being of the Staten Island community.

Meet the our Board of Directors

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Larry Beslow

Board Chair

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LaWanda Jackson

Vice Chairperson

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Shanina Tavarez

Secretary

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James Powell

Treasurer

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Monique Hall

Member

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Eunice Collins

Member

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Betty Logan

Member

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Shawn Stradford

Member

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Fredia McGrew

Member

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Joseph Cocamo

Member

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Christine Hollie

Member

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Tiffany Arguello

Member

Laura LoBianco Sword

Member