The Rockaway Center for Community Development was established in 2002 by Rev. Dr. Les Mullings.  Dr. Mullings is the founding Executive Director.

Rev. Dr. Leslie Mullings is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Challenge Preparatory Charter School.  Reverend Mullings is employed as a substance abuse counselor and youth development specialist by the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE). He is the Senior Pastor of the Far Rockaway Community Church of the Nazarene.

Rev. Mullings is pictured on the right with New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Titus.


Community Development

In the Rockaways we help individuals and families to access academic, economic, and civic opportunities that enhance their ability to strengthen their neighborhoods, succeed at school and work, raise healthy families, and become engaged members of their communities.  We further seek to engage in providing low income housing, employment and adult training programs.

Education Reform

The Rockaway Center seeks to create better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and creating resources that will improve the educational programs of public schools.

Rockaway Health

Rockaway Health is a patient consumer advocacy program designed to assist underserved residents of Far Rockaway with medical treatment options and access to proper medical care.