We began serving our clients in June of 1997 and obtained our 501 (c)(3) status in September of 1998. Creative Visions Social Services and Consultants, Incorporation (CVSS) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) community agency whose mission is to engage individuals, youth, families, and communities by providing leadership skills and opportunities for self-sufficiency. Our programs are designed to provide structured, developmentally appropriate services that meet the needs of its community in the areas of program development, community development, and training/workshops.
Our team is composed of experienced staff and dedicated volunteers. We appreciate the donations, time, support, and transparency of our board members. It is not an easy task to give, but with our mission and hearts to make aligned to make a difference we make it happen. We rely on our staff, board members, program participants, members, donors, and volunteers to work alongside us to strengthen communities. A Big Thank you to our current staff and board members.
"Our team is composed of volunteers, staff, and board members. We appreciate the donations, time, support and transparency of our team. It is not an easy task to give, but with our mission and hearts being aligned we strive to make a difference. We make it happen together. A Big Thank You to ALL!” ~Derinda Stewart
Derinda Stewart, CEO/Founder
Janice Jefferson-Bookkeeper/ Budget Manager
Terris Walker-Program Assistant
Mikala McCracklin-Program Assistant
Genedra Trotter-Education and Curriculum Coordinator
Our Board Members:
Karen Aldridge Uplift Education Network
Nadajalah Bennett (Secretary) Community Volunteer
Brashaun Cornelius Community Volunteer
Xavier Egan (Chairman) Capital Asset Advisors, LLC
Jarrette Hawkins (Assistant Treasurer) Community Volunteer
Akili Johnson (Vice Chairman) Wells Fargo Advisor
John Thompson (Treasurer) Woodforest National Bank
James Zhang Verizon Professional Services
Facts About Us
Little Facts About Us
The Donations and Grants keep us staffed to help Families and Youth.
We have held an annual program since inception.
Each program is operated with generous people that offer their time.
We show gratitude for every sponsor and partner.
Become the One Who is Considered a Hero
Our focus is to strengthen and create opportunities to develop personal and leadership skills and empower individuals and groups to make a difference within the community.
The Measure of a Life is not its Duration, but its Donation
We are on a Mission to Make a Difference
“We develop strong partnerships between youth and adults by including youth and adults in program planning and implementation.”
“We provide programming to increase life skills (e. g. decision making, public speaking, ethical awareness, self-esteem, critical thinking, proactive coping, inquiry, self-understanding, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork) ”
“We provide opportunities to participate in internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, and/or youth-adult career mentoring opportunities. ”
“We promote collaborative relationships among underserved audiences, service providers, and the broader community.”
Creative Visions Social Services & Consultants, Incorporated, (CVSS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization.
CVSS is committed to serving all people in need regardless of race, gender, or economic background.