Our Vision

Juanita Farnun,

BEAUTY INSTRUCTOR

Charlise Washington,

BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR




Makayla Beecher,

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RESEARCH


 

OPEN,

BOARD CHAIR



​​​​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 in "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. In 2022 CGI received a Proclamation from Adrienne Adams for 6 years faithfully serving the community in Queens.  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.

Calendar of Events 2022

Wanda Bryant,

AZ Designs




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,

CULINARY & ETIQUETTE

Esther Tambe,

NUTRITION INSTRUCTOR

Asia Leee,

​SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER


Mikki A. Easley 

​Mz Sociak Butterfly Network, LLC


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

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.”


Founder & CEO

Board of Directors

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GRANT WRITER

       

      VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


          1. Program Director

          2. Grant Writer

          3. Jr. Board Secretary

          4. Mentors/Tutors



Thaina Mondesir,

PROJECT MANAGER



Conyers Music Center,

MUSIC INSTRUCTION

Committees

Bridget Smith,

MEDIA INSTRUCTOR

Lisa Wilson,

Founder of The Different Levels of Abuse


Our Goals

Meredith Palermo,

MENTOR

 

Collisa Lankford,

PROGRAM DIRECTOR


OPEN

EVENT PLANNER

Phil Andrews, Chair

President of Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce

Laura Bentley,

​COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

 



Bridget Smith,

TREASURER



CGI Values

Mission

Advisory Board 


Janay Thomas,

FASHION INSTRUCTOR

History

Erica Macon,

SELF-ESTEEM BUILDING




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.

Wanda Bryant,

MENTOR

Anna Heinz

​SECRETARY