About Us


 The mission of C.A.R.E is to promote the social, emotional, and moral development of each youth by providing support, and resources to them and their families, through mutual respect, open communication, and opportunities for active participation. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, intervention and community outreach.  .


Our vision is to help youth in the surrounding Atlanta Metropolitan areas to receive tangible support they need to improve their quality of life. 


Our object is to increase the self-worth of our youth by providing them with social, educational and emotional foundation that will enable them to be of value to themselves and the community.

"We firmly believe that to give a community a positive future, the youth need to be educated today. To teach personal development and life skills." 




Joyce Carroll, BA, MHA


Joyce has a passion for working with children and youth. This area of activity has been a consistent and important part of her life. Joyce is a native of Pasadena, California and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 2010. She has over 35 years working with youth and seniors in behavior health. She was employed with the State of Georgia, Department of Children’s and Family Services from 2013-2017. Joyce is a certified HIV AIDS Counselor, Life Skills and Parenting Coach, Certified Sexual Abuse Facilitator, and is Certified with Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, (Essential Learning). She studied Counseling in The Ministry at Cal Baptist University, Riverside, California and Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. Joyce obtains a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Masters of Science Degree in Health Service Administration, both from California State University, San Bernardino.  



Jacqueline  Gillenwater, ED.

Jacqueline Gillenwater, has a passion for helping youth. She is a native from New York, New York. She was previously employed in the school system at Albert Leonard Middle School in special education. She has always worked in any area that involved children and youth. She worked on various jobs helping youth. Such as: a member of the task force working with troubled youth,  Summer Youth Employment Counselor & Camp Administrator for Remington Boys and Girls Club, Academic Assistant for the Albert Leonard School. She also was Director of Davis After School Program.  She currently volunteers with the Smart Lunch Smart Kids Program.  

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Cynthia Aminger, ED

Cynthia Amiger as C.A.R.E Board Member brings a wealth of experience in business, sales and marketing having previously worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Her passion remains real estate and she began her real estate career in 1984. She was a Broker/Owner of her on independent company from 1990 to 2010. She is  a life member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and Empire Board of Realists. Cynthia's greatest accomplishments remain being the proud grandmother of four and her strong Christian beliefs. 

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Chief Financial Officer

Brenda Davis, RN., B.S.N.

Brenda Davis is a native of Los Angeles California, and has been a resident of Covington, GA for the last 13 years. She is currently employed with the Rockdale Public Schools as Lead Nurse and is over six schools in Rockdale County. She also worked  as an Elementary School Nurse at Middle Ridge Elementary School in Covington, GA for three years.  Brenda obtained her RN-BSN from Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. Brenda has over 30 years nursing experience and she teaches Health Education Classes to the public. She was previously the owner of a daycare for five years and was a certified foster parent. 

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Senior Board Members consist of retired professional women that want to make a difference in a child's life. Our goal is to grow, so that each year we can touch the lives of more children in need.

(From left to right)

Brenda Davis, RN - CFO

Joyce Carroll, BA, MHA - President

Joyce Sullivan - Board Member

Jackie Gillenwater, ED -  Vice President

Cynthia Amiger - Secretary 

Jackie Cleveland 



C.A.R.E Student board members consist of students from Spelman and Clark Atlanta University. By these students sitting on the board of directors for C.A.R.E,  it allows them the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve the community. These students also volunteer as mentors for C.A.R.E's Youth Empowerment Program.

(From left to right)

Paige Solomon :  Clark Atlanta University  Criminal Justice

Michelle Anyanwu: Clark Atlanta University - Mass Media Arts

Ariana Jackson: Clark Atlanta University - Mass Media Arts/Concentration - Public Relations

Bria Archer: Spelman University - Psychology/Pre-Med 


Join us for our monthly board meeting at Children's Alternative Resource Enrichment's office, every last Thursday of month at 5:00 P.M. This will be a chance to meet the Executive Board, hear updates from our Board President.