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About Us


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.



  1. Education

  2. Community

  3. Child & Youth development

  4. Parent Engagement

  5. Excellence

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.

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