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Arts * Fashion * Culture as Solutions for 21st Century Life Challenges & Pitfalls   
Long Island's culturally competent non-profit organization effecting self-help solutions for work * school * home and play  


Program Director: James A. Lacy, LCSW

James A. Lacy is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a long history as a psycho-therapist providing services to children, adolescents and families.  

In addition, he has served as Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County (EOC), Clinical Director of Roosevelt Community Mental Health Center, and for several years, has chaired the Nassau County HIV Commission.  

He currently provides field instruction for social work students from several colleges and universities, and does consulting with service agencies and organi-zations regarding program and staff development   in addition to serving as the Mental Health Director of My Time Has Come™. 

As an accomplished singer, songwriter and acoustical guitarist, Mr. Lacy writes and performs songs intended to inspire young people. 



Founder: Madona Cole-Lacy, M.A. Ed.

Visual Artist * Educator * Motivator *   Entrepreneur

"The lessons I learn on a daily basis in my role as a mother, spouse, and daughter, must not be underestimated but underscored as very important in the grand scheme of things!"                    
-Madona Cole-Lacy-

Ms. Cole-Lacy studied art and design in both England, and the U.S., obtained a Master of Arts in Education degree from Brooklyn College and an entrepreneurial certificate from Hofstra University. She has served as the New York State representative for the Surface Design Association, and is a member of the United Federation of Teachers, Kappa Delta Pi (Educational Honors Society) and several art organizations, including Americans for the Arts, the Art League of Long Island and the Long Island Arts Alliance were she serves as an Advisory Board member. 



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Your Time For Creative  Empowerment, Inc. was founded in August 2012 as a way to offer parents, youth and community members of Long Island; the arts, fashion and culture as an out of-the-box approach to problem solving.

​ Advantages of our approach

The benefit of a long lasting solution as youth, parents and community participate in the problem-solving process for issues that are important to them. 

Development of personal development tools by paticipants as they are exposed to the discipline of various art forms.
Fostering of parents/ child relationships, intergenerational relationships relationships, and a sense of healthy community pride. 

Your feedback on the programs and activities we offer is important to us. Please use our guest book or contact us  to communicate with us.
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Madona Cole-Lacy, M.A. Ed​.,Visual Artist, Educator, Social Entrepreneur, 
Life's Lesson Consultant, Motivational Presenter      

This organization has a Gold level GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, demonstrating its commitment to transparently.