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.


Desiree Elder — Executive Director

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

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

Jamal Joseph Secretary
Faculty at Columbia University
Founder of New Heritage Theatre Group

Douglas Adams Board Member
Finance Industry Professional

Chris Bishop Board Member
Chief of Staff to Chief Operating Officer
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

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

Pamela Flood Morrison Board Member
Vice President/Treasurer
Lemor Realty Corporation

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

Olivia Scott Board Member
Omerge Alliances

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

Chris Crawford – Board Member President Elite Media

William Lynch, Jr. Emeritus (1941-2013)

Executive Leadership
Morgan Cuffie
Executive Visionary, The Dream Center

Lena L. Green
Executive Director, The HOPE Center