Welcome to Our Site


Embry Center for Family Life is a small organization born out of the work initiated by the Embry A.M.E. Church over the years. During our work in the community we noted that there were significant gaps in the resources provided to our community. The Center was incorporated in October 2011 and received 501 C3 status from the IRS in April 2012. Thus far, the Center has been engaged in student advocacy, parent training, assisting in job development, and sponsoring the

Lakeland All-Stars Basketball team.

Our Mission:


 To strengthen individuals and families to thrive within their communities by providing spiritual support, education, advocacy, and counseling.


Our Services:


*Advocacy    *Coaching    *Mentoring    *Career Development       *Computer *Training   *Workshops  *Health *Education *Financial Management

Our Goals:


  • Assist members of the community to identify and exercise their       God given talents, gifts, and strengths.


  • Develop training programs that align with the needs of the     community.


  • Increase knowledge of procedures and requirements for accessing community resources.


  • Assist members of the community to develop life goals and  understand the steps and actions required for achievement.


  • Prepare members of the community to effectively communicate       their goals and desires to service providers.


  • Provide assistance to adults and youths to help them navigate the education system.




The B.O.O.S.T (Building Our Own Success Trail) tutoring program offers free homework assistance and academic enrichment activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Click here for more information.


Links to resources of various services are available. Click here to find out more.




Phone: 301-474-7503

Email: embryfamctr@gmail.com

Rev. Dr. Edna Canty Jenkins, Director

©Embry Center for Family Life 2011-2017