Who We Are

Changing People | Moving Communities | Transforming Our World

FreshStart CDC, Inc. (“FreshStart”) is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing education programs, positive experiences, outreach services and affordable housing alternatives.  FreshStart’s initiatives are designed to improve communities and serve the practical needs of individuals and families in Oviedo, the surrounding Central Florida communities and abroad (“our communities”).

Our programs, services and initiatives (‘our activities”) will include youth mentoring programs for “at risk” youth, volunteer opportunities for those wishing to serve, health services for seniors, and housing initiatives for low income families. FreshStart plans to receive funding and activity support from local, state and federal governments, corporate sponsorship, volunteers and other charitable organizations.

Our Key Strategic Intentions

Programming Front-Runner

Create and deliver innovative, best-in-class, organic programs, services and initiatives that address problems before they negatively impact the people we serve.

Community Impact

Transform lives by reaching people and communities locally, nationally and globally through a “stronger than most” community-based organization.

Continuous Financing

Secure a steady stream of funding from private and public sources that will allow FreshStart to efficiently manage operations and effectively deliver its programs, services and initiatives.

Interesting Facts About Seminole County

462,659

PEOPLE LIVING IN OUR COMMUNITY

52,500

RESIDENTS LIVING BELOW THE NATIONAL POVERTY LEVEL

67

% OF FLORIDA’S POOREST CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE BLACK AND HISPANIC

33

% OF POOR BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS WHO DID NOT HIT THE 3RD PROFICIENCY MARK FAILED TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

We Exist To Serve Our Communities

FreshStart offers opportunities for under-served children, low income families/individuals, senior citizens and people with multiple challenges to have their practical needs satisfied and their living conditions improved. We intend to deliver solutions through our services, programs and housing initiatives in an effort to transform communities.

Our programs and services include such activities as working with thoughtful mentors to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth, by conducting health and wellness seminars to address community concerns such as sexually transmitted diseases and health education classes for teens and young mothers to address early pregnancy issues and infant care.

OUR CHILDREN

FreshStart CDC, Inc. in Oviedo seeks to improve the lives of our at-risk children and their families by providing programs and services designed to improve their living conditions, quality of education and ultimately create a safe environment for them and their families to live together.

OUR ADULTS

Learning is a life-long process. Today’s rapidly changing and technological world requires adults to learn new ways of doing their jobs or to change careers several times. FreshStart will help adults adjust to this new reality and achieve new career goals by providing assistance to those who are returning to educational institutions, participating in job related training and development, or attending continuing professional education seminars.

OUR SENIORS

FreshStart cares about seniors who may need assistance. Our senior care programs will address issues that affect the quality of their lives, such as access to long-term and preventive health care, disease prevention programs and food, nutrition and caregiver.

EDUCATION

Access to education is a basic human right.  Education reduces poverty by providing the tools needed to succeed in life.  Our initiatives will supplement and broaden the educational experiences of children and adults alike with the goal of providing a safe, structured and challenging learning environment for every person that attends.

Our Leaders

Freshstart Board of Directors and Executive Team

Stanley H. Stone, JD

Board President

Dr. Stone is the President and Chairman of the Board. He served as the Vice-President for Human Resources & Diversity…

Tara Thompson, Min.

Board Member

Min. Tara Thompson brings a different skill set to FreshStart. A teacher and caregiver at heart, Min. Thompson cares deeply…

Paul Deler

Board Member

Mr. Deler holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and was employed…

William Jackson, Jr.

Board Member

William Jackson is a life-long Oviedo Florida resident and a native Floridian. He attended grade school at Jackson Heights Elementary…

Our Strategic Partner

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Oviedo, FL)

FreshStart has formed a strategic alliance with Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Oviedo FL, Inc. (“Antioch”) and its Senior Pastor, Charles Jones. Antioch is a key stakeholder with a rich history and great love for Oviedo and the surrounding communities; many of Antioch’s members live in Oviedo and volunteer in several of Seminole county’s existing community-based organizations.  FreshStart will be the “tactical arm” of Antioch, assisting it in realizing its own strategic intent, which is to “serve the practical needs of Oviedo’s local residents, Seminole County, the surrounding communities and beyond.”  FreshStart will partner with Antioch on various activities and collaborate with its ministry leaders and members to provide an outlet for their organically developed community-based activities.

Together, We Can Make A Difference

Learn How You Can Get Involved with FreshStart

The needs are many but “the workers are few.” Contact us to learn more about our programs, services, initiatives (‘our activities”) as well as, opportunities to donate, fund raise, host events, campaign, or give gifts. Then come join us and use your time, talent and treasure to help those of us who are in need.  Involve your school or company too!

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FreshStart CDC, Inc. | Changing People | Moving Communities | Transforming Our World