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The FCBC Community Development Corporation (CDC) serves as a catalyst for transformation in Harlem and the Greater New York City area, challenging and empowering individuals to realize their infinite possibilities through:

  • Education and Arts
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Health Awareness
  • Civic Engagement

The FCBC CDC has been a  registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization since August 2012. The Dream Center Harlem is its first initiative. In 2019, The HOPE Center was added as another initiative to the FCBC CDC.


Michael A. Walrond, Jr.President
Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church

Desiree ElderInterim Executive Director
Executive Visionary, The Dream Center

Charles PowellTreasurer
Retired Lawyer/ Director
Staff, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce

Jamal JosephSecretary
Faculty at Columbia University,
Founder of New Heritage Theatre Group

Linara Davidson Greenidge — Board Member
Senior Managing Director, Development & External Affairs
East Harlem Tutorial Program

Alice Hunt — Board Member
Executive Director
American Academy of Religion

Voza RiversBoard Member
Founder of New Heritage Theatre Group
Vice President, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Harlem Arts Alliance

Jonathan W. Soto — Board Member
Field and Political Organizer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress

William Lynch, Jr.
Emeritus (1941-2013)