Dance Instructor

Shabel Castro,

 Special Events Director

Diamond Powell,

Administrative Assistant


Wanda Bryant,

Co-Founder of Entrepreneur Nation

Bridget Smith ,


Ava Levine, 

 Youth Secretary (Asst.)

Mikko A. Easley Fundraising Director

Charlise Washington, Business Instructor​

Founder & CEO

Rosaline Astefanous,


Lisa Wilson,

Founder of The Different Levels of Abuse

Yolanda Baptiste,

Program Coordinator/Leadership

Sharon Mill,

Event Planner

Sarah bhuyia,

Research Assistant

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.

​​​​Earlene Lezama-Taylor is from Queens NY and attended New York City Technical College in Brooklyn for Art and Advertising Design. She is currently attending Metropolitan College for Business Management. 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. 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 3 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 4 facilities currently which are as follows: South Jamaica Library, 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. Her future aspirations include working for the Department of Education and continuing to impact the community in a positive manner through the work her non-for-profit is doing at Complete Girlz, Inc.

Shabel Castro 



Asia Miller,

Program Director/Self-Esteem


Chair Person


Phil Andrews, Chair

President of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce


Advisory Board 

CGI Values

Laura Bentley,

Financial Management/Culinary

Meredith Palermo,



Maria Spencer,

Admin Coordinator

Board of Directors

Our Vision

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.”

Calender of Events 2019

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.

Thays Vick,

Fashion/Self Imaging

Our Goals

Nicola Ince,

Life Skills Instructor

Juanita Farnun,

Beauty 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

Laura Bentley


29th - Year End Ceremony


Summer Mentoring - Rochdale Library
2:00 - 3:30 pm 

Summer Field Trips


Teacher's Training


Oct 5th - Orientation /Start of classes 


Nov 16th Parent's Luncheon


Movie Sessions

​Dec 14th - Christmas Party