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Thank you for your interest in the work of African American Planning Commission. Won’t YOU include African American Planning Commission on your list of favorite charities by sending a donation today? Not only will you help sustain our work, your donation will bring hope into the lives of those we serve. We need your support and when possible, your involvement in our mission. We ask that you bond with us, and in finding our mission worthy, encourage others to do likewise.

Donate Now (by Credit Card using our secure site) or do it the old-fashioned way — make a Donate by Mail (using our snail mail donation form). You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view this form, if you do not already have it installed on your computer.

Be sure to enclose your check or money order and please; never, send cash or currency through the mail.

Please make your Check or Money Order payable to: African American Planning Commission and send it to the following address:

African American Planning Commission, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
P.O. Box 330-707
Brooklyn, NY 11233-0707

If you wish, you may instruct us to use your contribution in the area of most need or toward a particular program or project (e.g., mental health, substance abuse, employment services, child and infant care, continued case care, staffing), or you may have it completely designated toward a particular purpose such as the development of Affordable Housing for the homeless, for low-income families, for survivors of domestic violence, for the elderly, or the development of HIV/AIDS supportive housing.

Contributions to African American Planning Commission, a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

On behalf of those we serve, we thank you for your support and generosity.


Please use the corresponding addresses below to contact us.

Corporate Affairs: 
For general inquiries about the African American Planning Commission or its programs and services, please contact our corporate office.

AAPCI_Logo_2012_Medium_WebAfrican American Planning Commission, Inc.
630 Flushing Avenue  
3rd Floor, Suite 316
Brooklyn, NY 11206-5026 
Phone: (718) 635-4235  

Normal Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed on Federal and legal holidays

Walter Campbell – Board Chair
Matthew Okebiyi – CEO 
Tashima Taylor – COO 
Rodney Marshall – CFO 
Alexandra Mulvey – IT Director
Aaron Goodman – Chief Legal & Compliance Officer


Other AAPCI Program Contacts:


Serenity House Mailing Address:

Serenity House Family Residence
P.O. Box 330-704
Brooklyn, New York 11233-0704

General Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 218-7254
Fax: (718) 218-7115

Gladys B. Pipkins, MSW – Program Director
Monica S. Lee, Assistant Program Director


Renee Steedley Residence Mailing Address:

Renee Steedley Residence
P.O. Box 434
Bronx, New York 10468

For General Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 618-7617
Fax: (718) 618-7827

Latetha M. Jackson, MSW – Program Director
Celida Jimenez – Assistant Program Director


Edwin’s Place 

For Supportive Housing services, please contact:

Pamela Anderson, MS, CASAC-T, – Program Director
Richard Gray, MA, – Assistant Director
Phone: (718) 249-8652

For General Inquiries & Unit Rentals:
Phone: (718) 249-8650


Emergency Adult Shelters in Commercial Hotel Contacts: 

Brooklyn Way Men’s Shelter

Ayanna Souza, BSW., – Program Director
Vacant, Director of Social Services
Erica Howard, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor
Evan Pope – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 295-0168


Delancey Street Women’s Shelter

Monisola Fakolujo, M.S., – Program Director
Vacant – Director of Social Services
Genean Perine, B.A. – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 490-2949 


EconoLodge Men’s Shelter

Treclyn Greene, B.A., – Program Director
Amanda Rosa, BBA.,  – Director of Social Services
Vacant – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 734-7223


Kings Hotel Senior Women’s Shelter

Brittany Castillo, MSW, CASAC., – Acting Program Director
Melorie Garwood – Director of Social Services
Vacant – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (718) 916-8766


Beats Per Minute (BPM) Men’s Shelter

Chris Teesdale, M.S., – Acting Program Director
Vacant – Director of Social Services
Kevin Barlow – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 295-0049


Sleep Inn, Gowanus Men’s Shelter

Paul Thomas, MSW – Program Director
Nubian Zulu, MA., – Director of Social Services
Alexis Gerrick, MSW., – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 667-0683 


La Quinta Men’s Shelter

Brittany Castillo, MSW, CASAC – Program Director
Yolanda Billingslea, B.A., – Director of Social Services
Vacant – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (929) 475-1928 


Emergency Shelter for Single Adults Contacts: 

New Beginnings Men’s Shelter

Blaine Arthur, MBA, MPA – Program Director
Michael Caldwell, MPA, MA., Director of Social Services  
Victoria Watson, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor
Travis Green, B.Sc. – Case Manager Supervisor

General Program Inquiries:
Phone: (347) 381-5301


Email Contacts:

General Inquiries: Email 

Wish to serve on our board?: Send us an email with “Board Membership” in the subject line. Kindly attach your community resume for consideration. Thank you.

Become A Corporate Donor: Click here to learn more about Corporate Donation. Contact us by Email to express your interest in Underwriting African American Planning Commission.

Make A Charitable Donation: Use our Online Donation form. It’s fast, easy and secure! Alternatively, you can send your donation by snail mail using our Donation by Mail Form.

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