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Cleopatra Jones was a civil rights leader during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s who worked to make a difference in her community for 50 years….. she was the original crusader for CHANGES. Cleopatra empowered and motivated people in at-risk communities to become educated, she started healthcare and nutritional programs, and she fought for civil rights for all people regardless of race, creed or color. She worked to empower the community. July 11th was proclaimed by the Westchester County Board of Legislators as Cleopatra Jones Day.

MISSION

To impact the community by implementing CHANGES. This is an acronym which stands for:
 
 

CULTURE

To give impoverished communities a sense of purpose and diversity through demonstrations of different beliefs, customs, arts forms, heritage and ancestry.

HEALTH
To promote healthy lifestyles, exercise and good eating habits to maintain balance and harmony.
 
ARTS
To introduce residents to all art forms, teach techniques and promote creative expression.
 
NUTRITION
To teach healthy eating habits, conduct nutritional seminars and provide healthy foods to the community.
 
GENEROSITY
To promote the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish to our community.
 
EDUCATION
To provide educational opportunities and work with learning institutions to provide educational programs
 
ENVIRONMENT
To promote green living and recycling within the community.
 
SERVICE
To be an example of service for community residents to emulate.
 
 

VISION

 To work in the community, provide services and conduct outreach events to bring awareness, support and sustainability to at-risk communities.

CALL TO ACTION

 Work to make a difference in your community by helping create a program or volunteering in at-risk areas. You can become the CHANGES you seek in your neighborhood and the world.