As a professional not-for-profit organization, we hold these values:


  • We operate with the highest standards of integrity.
  • We are dedicated to professional development.
  • We are a professional organization operated by Board of Directors.
  • We champion thought leadership and innovation.
  • We offer knowledge and expertise of the highest quality.

Founder & CEO

Board of Directors


Conyers Music Center,

MUSIC INSTRUCTION

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SEPTEMBER  

Sept. 20th - Mentoring starts

OCTOBER

Oct. 16th - group session

NOVEMBER

Nov. 13th  - Bring a friend/Group session

DECEMBER

Dec. 18- Virtual Christmas Party


JANUARY-MARCH  Break


APRIL

April 9 - group session

MAY

May 14th - group session


**JUNE

June 23rd - Complete Girlz Virtual Awards Ceremony

 


Laura Bentley,

​COMMUNITY LIAISON

 



History

​​​​Earlene Lezama-Taylor is from Queens, New York.  She received her Associate of Science in Business from Metropolitan College of New York. She is currently enrolled  at St. Johns University. She comes with a wealth of knowledge in business, and working as a mentor.  She is a notary,  a member of The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is a Co-Author of "Her World: Wisdom & Inspiration from Women in Business."  Earlene believes all youth can become who they want to be with the proper education and training tools.  So, she started “Complete Girlz” Mentoring/Empowerment Program, where she is has been the CEO for over 5 years. Complete Girlz was founded in 2015 and incorporated in 2016 as a 501(c)3. The organization trains young ladies to become successful in their endeavors.  Complete Girlz is located within 2 facilities currently which are as follows: Middle School 8 and Starbucks-Sutphin.  CGI also hold specialized workshops at local Shelters and recreational centers as well. In 2018 Complete Girlz received the “Gem Among Us Award” from the Malik Melodies Sisterhood, Inc. and in 2019 Earlene received The “Community Service Award” from The Laurelton Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. Earlene has received citations from notable elected officials such as Senator Leroy Comrie in 2018 & 2019, Assemblywoman Alicia L. Hyndman in 2019, Councilman Member L. Daneek Miller in 2019 and The Laurelton NANBPWC. She received a Congressional Certificate of Merit from Member of Congress Gregory W. Meeks and a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of the Borough of Queens Melinda Katz.   She also received the "Queens of NCouragement" award from Sisters NCourage in Brooklyn. Her future aspirations include studying "Women & Gender Studies" and continuing to impact the community in a positive manner through the work her non-for-profit is doing at Complete Girlz, Inc.

Bridget Smith,

MEDIA INSTRUCTOR

1. Expand our presence and visibility within the community

2 Provide and promote a world class program and provide quality information

3 Enhance student value through education, research, networking, communication

4 Retain and recruit students

5 Operate with sound business practices

Wanda Bryant,

​TREASURER



Lisa Wilson,

Founder of The Different Levels of Abuse


Our Goals

Wanda Bryant,

MENTOR

OPEN

PROGRAM DIRECTOR


Esther Tambe,

NUTRITION INSTRUCTOR

OPEN,

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Earlene Taylor’s vision is that all young women, if given the right tools can become extremely successful at an early age.  She hopes to provide hands on training for young women so that they can see the necessity for them to become business owners and successful entrepreneurs.  Her desire is to teach young women/girls the principles so that they can “Be all that they can be.”



Janay Thomas,

FASHION INSTRUCTOR

Phil Andrews, Chair

President of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce

Bernice Jean-Baptiste

​SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER


Mikki A. Easley 

​Mz Sociak Butterfly Network, LLC


Mission

Advisory Board 

Meredith Palermo,

MENTOR

 

Laura Bentley,

CULINARY & ETIQUETTE

Complete Girlz's mission is to empower and strengthen young women in our community by giving them the tools needed to overcome adversity through educational and enrichment programs which promote leadership, confidence and self-worth.



Staff

Charlise Washington,

BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR




OPEN

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/GRANT WRITER

CGI Values

Calendar of Events 2021

Interim

​PRESIDENT



Erica Macon,

SELF-ESTEEM




OPEN,

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


 

Juanita Farnun,

BEAUTY INSTRUCTOR

Our Vision

Bridget Smith,

SECRETARY