Executive Director/CEO at Project Mentor Development Council Inc.
Attended New York City Community College for Liberal Arts. Later in 1980 I attended Adelphi Institute for their Executive Secretary Program. I then went through some of my liefs most devastating years with the death of my common law husband of 6 years and two weeks later the death of our one year old daughter. It was with much needed prayer and the love of my family that I made it through, Praise God. In 2000 I began my journey back to life. I took my new passion for life, my appreciation and the wisdom I gained during those trying times and claimed Life again. In 2002 I started working for the Department of Education as a Parent Coordinator, a position I felt God created just for me. During my 91/2 wonderful and empowering years at PS/IS 73K I discovered my passion for creative arts and how it had the power to transform the lives of our kids and families. In addition to my position I was the Senior Class Activity Coordinator, I started the Voices of Ocean-hill Choir and I wrote and directed a stage production called the "Wizard of Odds" showing students that no matter what they felt were the odds being stacked against them, that they could still be successful, because when preparation meets opportunity they would be successful. My message to the parents is summarized in the statement "when life gives you lemons, turn it into lemon aide and keep it moving forward. In 2011 I attended Medgar Evers College for their Certificate Program In How to run a non-Profit Organization and began to build Project Mentor Development Council Inc. Built my Board of Directors and filed for our 501 (c) (3) non-profit status. Here we are today building an empire for the King's Kids, that's boys and girls all across Brooklyn, NY and loving every bit of it.
My personal mission is, to motivate, mentor and inspire others. I believe;
1. Every child has the potential to be great! given the opportunity and the resources
2. In the old African proverb that states, it takes a village to raise a child
3. Everyone has a purpose in life
4. What you give thought to, you give power to- so watch your words, because they have power! and remember thoughts are words unspoken.
From the Heart!
Purpose Driven and Powerful!, Claudia Cochran