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Long Island's culturally competent non-profit organization effecting self-help solutions for work * school * home and play  

















































WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR 21st CENTURY YOUTH

Financial Support & In kind Donations 

Funding makes it possible for us to offer more quality programs at no or minimal cost to Long Island youth,  families and communities. Donation  of goods and professional services  is invaluable.

COLLABORATE WITH US
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller-



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ARTS QUOTES

"We introduce the unique qualities and approaches of the visual, literary and performing artist as viable problem-solving and personal development enhancement tools.

We awaken "the artist" in all people as they develop problem solving skills of their own through the vehicle of the arts, fashion and culture."                       - Madona Cole-Lacy -

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." -Stella Adler- 

"​Art is a shadow of what a person is thinking. ..a small glimpse of what they hold inside. Little secrets, regrets, joys...every line has its own meaning."                                  -Sarah- Los Cerros Middle School, 1999-

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 Self-Empowering Workshop for
 College-Bound 
Students & Their Parents for 
11th & 12th grade students
and
 Get-Set Mindset for 9th 
and 10th Grade Students
                                                                                                         Molloy College 
Molloy College​ Ampitheatre

Kellenberg Hall * 1000 Hempstead Avenue  
Rockville Centre  * New York
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM on July 11, 2015 
(Breakfast and Lunch will be Served)

Register Here
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High school students creatively express their feelings about life in the 21st Century. Winners get scholarships for college or grant awards to set up a club or support group at school. 

February – May 2015 
Submission Deadline Date: May 25, 2015

Contest Guidelines and Online Application



OUR MISSION

Your Time for Creative Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that educates and empowers children, adolescents and parents of both secular  and faith-based communities in the Long Island area, through the use of art, fashion and culture as mechanisms to improve interpersonal relationships; to avoid pitfalls that are unique to life in the 21st Century; and to specifically identify and effectively develop healthy problem-solving, enhance personal development and increase cultural sensitivity.

PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAMS

We value your participation as a supporter or as one who receives benefits from our programs and activities.

PROMOTION OF OUR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
                                                                   We welcome all the help we can get in promoting the programs and activities of Your Time For Creative Empowerment, Inc. more

​​COLLABORATE WITH US

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -Helen Keller-


2014 Creative Empowerment Arts Contest winner Gigi Larios-Mendez receives college scholarship award of $1,000 at the Roosevelt Union Free District Superintendent's Office. (Pictured) Your Time For Creative Empowerment Inc. Program Director, James A. Lacy; Founder/CEO, Madona Cole-Lacy; Gigi Larios-Mendez; Lead Teacher for Visual and Performing Arts, Mrs. Barbara Evans; Gigi's supportive Mother, Lizzeth Mendez and District Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wortham.  
*Gigi is the 2014 College Category winner and currently attends SUNY Old Westbury. 


21st Century Creative Empowerment Arts Contest
Submission Deadline: May 25, 2015








A warm gratitude to Body Shop Enterprises for honoring me with their Strategic Alliance Partner award recently.

Here is an excerpt of my acceptance speech for inspiration.-

"....Please join me in awakening the light that tends to lose it's brilliancy - every now and then, as a result of how we as a people relate to one another.

For when we operate under the premise that each and everyone of us has been blessed with the ability to turn on our unique and valuable light (that we must shine during our time here on earth), the concept of servicesupport and volunteerism will take on a new attitude and open up possibilities that make us all our brothers' and sisters' keepers... in a grand way".



Upcoming Self-Empowering Workshop
Saturday, July 11, 2015​
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