Empowering our Community to live better lives.
Creating a faith-based environment that fosters success for individuals and families.
Transforming lives through programs and services.
NEW GENESIS CORE VALUES:
Child & Youth development
New Genesis, Incorporated was orginally established in 1981, by Pastor Joel A. Brooks Jr. as an outreach ministry of Christian Life Center. The organization provided a women's center, which focused on adult and youth counseling and employment skills training for several years. New Genesis later disbanded in order to reorganize the delivery of services to more effectively meet community needs.
In 1999, a community needs assessment was conducted with the residents on the north side of Kalamazoo to determine perceived family and community needs and then again in 2008. More than 95% of the parents expressed the following three concerns:
1. A need for an after-school site located in their community;
2. Not having a safe place for their children to go after school; and
3. Not being able to provide additional assistance with homework.
As a direct result of expressed community needs, New Genesis has accomplished its mission by providing a variety of programs and services like our comprehensive New Genesis Success Academy (NGSA) which focuses on providing year round literacy services to children, youth and their families.
Our Lead Staff
Anquanette Wilbon, Executive Director
Yvonne Brooks, Childcare Director
Tamie Moran, Childcare Asst. Director
(269)344-7135 ext. 131
Ella Mae Collins, Childcare Asst. Director
Tulani Glenn, Director of Academics
Our Board of Directors
President - Javae Cummings, Midwest Fasteners Corp
Vice President - TBA
Secretary - Danielle Standish, Western Michigan University
Treasurer - Yolanda DeHaan, PNC Bank-Retired
Lorraine Abbott, Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services
Tara Green, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Beverly Simmons, Stones Church
Barry Stephens, Elizabeth Upjohn Healing Center
New Genesis has partnered with the following organizations and businesses in order to provide comprehensive services to our clients.