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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"

- Fredrick Douglass

Concerned Community 4 Change is a group of educators, activists, social workers, moms and dads, physicians and concerned citizens who have come together to address the deeply disconcerting trends of our youth. These trends include childhood obesity, academic failure and under achievement.


The Mission

Our mission is to provide a mechanism for at-risk youth to make positive, healthy decisions for themselves.

     Our Vision

Our vision is to engage our youth by providing programs that put positive principles into practice. By providing programs that build healthy minds, bodies and spirits we will produce well balanced adults that will be able to handle the challenges of today and tomorrow.


Core belief: Love Yourself, Enhance Your Mind, Embrace Diversity, Build Your Community


James Mcdougal, Executive Director

James Mcdougal is the Founder and Executive Director of Concerned Community 4 Change Sports Mentoring Program. After working 8 years to help implement the NYC recycling program he left NYC to attend Kennesaw State University in Georgia. In 2005, he returned home to Brooklyn to face some of the worst conditions in his community such as youth violence, educational underachievement and obesity.

In January 2009, James brought together educators, community activists, sports coaches and concerned parents to form Concerned Community 4 Change. Our mission is to address some of the disconcerting conditions in our community using sports. James is also a graduate of CUNY System Bachelor of Social Work. Board  Certified CPHT 2006. Played Basketball @ Kingsborough Community College CUNY,  Former President of The Brooklyn Chapter of National Action Network,  Senior Advisor to Head Count Voter Registration Organization ,Co-President of " More Than A Moment " A national civil action organization based in Atlanta  . James Mcdougal

Lynne Jennings, Board Chairperson

Lynne is a New York State Licensed Physicians Assistant with 20 years of experience. Lynne's focus is on obesity and healthy lifestyle living. She is a graduate of Touro College.

Sabrina Carter, Committee Chairperson

A Queens native who has been part of the NYC sports community since junior high school. She is a graduate of Concordia College and a former women's basketball assistant coach at Nicholls State University and The Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Rodney Carr, Director of Basketball/Special Events

Rodney is a native Brooklynite. With his many years of basketball coaching experience, he has brought a new excitement to our organization. He started the girls high school basketball tournament and a back to school event that provides students with free school supplies. He is presently coaching at Boys & 

Girls High School.

La Toya Nicole Page, Soccer Coach

LaToya Nicole Page is our newest staff member. She is

a licensed real estate agent who  heads our soccer program spring 2016.

Shawn Hawkins . Basketball Advisor 

Long Beach State 

Dashawn Carter . Brooklyn Legend continues the Legacy 

The New Director of Basketball Operations JHS 35 , Kingston Park , Central Brooklyn 

Basketball Resumes @ Kingston Park; The League of Legends 

Advisory Board Members

Deenen Sprinkle - King

Mariko Stewart

Rev Steven Warren

George Graham, CFO

Debbie Carrion 

Mr Shady Elsayed 

Jamaal Mcdougal 

TrudyAnn Williams

Darlene Stewart  

Jenifer Edwards  

Adrian Straker 

Rev Johnny Howard 

Christine Parker

Claudia Lyons


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