Program Timeline

February 2009-Birth of the VBCC Youth Leadership Ambassador Program

                        Fr. Dwayne Davis Became the founding Project Director

                        Marilyn Jones-Co-Founder and Coordinator

June 2009- First interviews

September 26, 2009 First Ambassador Orientation- St. Gregory the Great, Brooklyn

October 17, 2009-First Ambassador Praise Brunch Fundraiser

January 9, 2010- Start “Youth and Young Adult Leadership Day Conference”

February 27, 2010- First Ambassador Gala

September 2010- Creation of the Queens site for the Ambassador Program at St. Joseph on Sutphin Blvd

March 19, 2011-First March Madness Event- St. Clare’s Queens

2011-Community Service Projects began

February 2012- First Youth Lock-in

March 2012- College Tours began

December 26, 2012-Annual Christmas outing

March 2013-Ambassador Enrichment – Culinary Arts /Build a Business (Battle of the Chefs)

June 29, 2013-Ordination of Fr. Dwayne

April 2014- JFK 5K Runway Run

April 6-8, 2015- Mission trip to New Orleans (College Tour & Community Service)

September 2015-New Ambassador Brooklyn Site-St. Thomas Aquinas

July 2016-Mission Trip to Jamaica

July 6-9 2017-National Black Catholic Congress-Orlando Florida Trip

September 2017-Ms. Maniese Mendonca-Ambassador Coordinator

October 14, 2017- Lupus walk-Ambassadors for Marilyn

November 4, 2017- Black Catholic Symposium-Ambassador Enrichment Day

April 14, 2018-Marilyn Jones Perseverance award started

April 28, 2018-Mrs. Marilyn Jones went Home to Heaven

June 29-July 12 2018- Mission Trip to Africa- Uganda, Rwanda & South Africa

November 3, 2018-Ambassador Praise Concert

April 27, 2019-Happy 10th Anniversary

July 1-7, 2019-Mission trip to Puerto Rico