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Mission statement

Grace  –  UJAMAA Community Development Corporations are nonprofit 501(c) (3) community   based organizations, located in Mount Vernon, New York. Grace CDC was established   by Grace Baptist Church under the direction of the Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson to serve as an institutional catalyst for economic and community   development in Westchester County. As a not-for-profit entity, Grace – Ujamaa CDCs aim  to:

  • Provide leadership in and dorm partnership with private and public sector   institutions to improve the quality of life for Westchester County residents
  • Establish programs and services to meet the broad and diverse socio-economic   needs of Westchester County residents.

Enid G. Hay, Executive Director

52 South Sixth Avenue  Mount Vernon, New York 10550

Telephone (914) 663-7458  Fax (914) 6634-2833


Grace CDC’s UJAMAA five strategic focus areas include:

Business Development and Economic Revitalization

Job Training and Career Development

Home Ownership and Housing Development

Health Awareness and Prevention

Educational Enhancement

Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson     Chairman, Board of Directors
Timothy Marshall     Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Rev. Edward Murrain   Secretary, Board of Directors