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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." ~  President Barack Obama


IMPACT Delaware was founded in 2004 as SPEAAK, Supporting Parents for the Education of African American Parents by a number of caring adults in western sussex county Delaware. The original founders were Jerry and Latrinka Lee, Dara Laws (Savage), Terence and Desi Moore, Marcus and Tamara Mullen, Dara Laws (Savage), Chandra Phillips, and Marvin Phillips. 
Dr. Julius and Natasha Mullen expanded IMPACT by using their expertise as mental health professionals, adding their perspectives as parents and active community members, to answer the calling, "be who you needed when you were young."  The Mullens' filled a desperate need in their community - recognizing the increased risks of delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy, drugs and school drop outs when youth lacked a connection to a caring adult, they developed a youth mentoring program that also sought to increase positive parent engagement. Committing themselves with countless volunteer hours, two gender based mentoring programs, Unique and Man Up, began to create impactful positive change.
Over the years, and with additional commitments from other dedicated adult volunteers vested in seeing children believe in themselves, their futures and their potentials, IMPACT Delaware, now serves hundreds of children each year from elementary school age through young adults in multiple communities. 
IMPACT Delaware is proven with evidence-based results that show even after one year in the program, youth have an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, academic achievement, community engagement and volunteerism and ability to plan for the future. 


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Dr. Julius Mullen


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Mrs. Natasha Mullen


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  Co-Exectutive Directors

Board of Directors

CHAIR: Dr. Brittany Hazzard, Ed.D, LMSW

VICE CHAIR: Dr. Sandi Hagans-Morris, Ed. D, MCC

TREASURER: Adewumni Kuforiji. MBA, BS

Pastor Michael Bell, Clergy

Audra Johnson, Parent

Darien Jones, BS 

David Molotsky, MSBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Natasha Mullen, ACS, LPCMH, M.Ed.

Tasha Stevens, Esq.


Jean Banks, AAS, Early Child Development 

Jeff Benson, Leadership

Michael Freshwater, Fundraising

Medford Freshwater, General 

Star Freshwater, Culinary

Latrinka Lee, SFC, Administrative 

Jazmin Mullen, BS Legal

Julius Mullen Jr., AAS, Youth Development 

Juwan Mullen, BS, Social Work

Marcus Mullen, General

Tamara Mullen, M.Ed., Trauma

Frank Parks, Transportation

Chandra Phillips, M.Ed., Educational 

Marvin Phillips, Corrections

Cletus Riddick, Business Intelligence

Ada Rolan, Facility

Andrea Ross, Administrative 

Lem Ross, Military

Crystal Timmons-Underwood, Grants

Adair Williams, BS, Youth Development


ESSENCE Magazine

Washington Post

National Association for the Education of African American Children

Delaware Superstar of Education

Delaware Jefferson Award

Good Things Delmarva WBOC TV 16

MLK Community Leadership Award

NAACP Community Advocacy Award


Impact supports undergraduate interns pursuing degrees in human services, psychology, counseling, behavioral science, education, psychology, counseling, human services and related fields.  Priority will be given to full year or summer interns.  Common tasks and responsibilities include but not limited to individual mentoring, co-facilitating groups, collecting/organizing data, recording documentation and leading specialized projects.
EMAIL US  for an application.
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