Ebenezer Community and Cultural Center (EC3) was founded by a group of human service professionals, all of whom were members of the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church. These women and men, guided by their faith and belief in the dignity and
inherent rights of all people, set out to provide community outreach services designed to be a source of help during times of trouble, to provide services to strengthen, preserve and prevent the separation of families and to offer activities for youth that build assets and resilience within youth growing up in poverty. Services provided through EC3 can be viewed as a continuation of the spirit of the Rev Richard Allen, a former slave who bought his own freedom, became an abolitionist, went on to establish the Free African Society, an early Social Service Institution and as a leader of a protest of being denied religious freedom, went on to become the Founder of the A.M.E. Church. Born out of protest, the A.M.E. Church story is one of continuing struggle for Freedom, Civil Rights and Justice for All Mankind. The Ebenezer Community and Cultural Center, continuing in this spirit today, is committed to principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice for all. Services provided through our Center are provided equally to persons of faith and to persons of no faith. We work collaboratively with other groups and organizations to solve problems, to remove barriers to resources, to promote economic empowerment and to reduce the negative impact of poverty and racial inequity within the community. Discrimination in any form is prohibited.