Dedication and Service
It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. Central Islip Connects For Change is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects and a volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals. But none of this would be possible without the dedication, love and trust from the residents of Central Islip.
Since our founding in 2020, we have been proud to witness how our activities have benefitted the Central Islip community and beyond. Seven passionate Central Islip Alumni have come together to bring out the best that CI has to offer. Central Islip Connects For Change is a community-based organization that facilitates people coming together to work toward positive social change in the community.
Central Islip Connects For Change Inc. is a recognized nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible.
Meet The Leadership Team
Get to Know the Faces Behind Central Islip Connects For Change
Britnae Tillet '07
Bryttnee Parris '09
Ericca Jones Marshall '08
Ashley Vereen '09
Britnae Tillet is the founder of CI Connects for Change and a Class of 2007 Central Islip graduate. She has a passion for all things Central Islip. She believes in keeping CI Pride alive and having a positive impact on her community. She is focused on highlighting the positive successes. Britnae currently works for the Central Islip School District. Britnae is on the Executive Board of the Cordello PTA. She holds a degree from Tiffin University where she majored in Communications. Britnae is responsible for all day-to-day operations of CICFC.
Bryttnee Parris, MA,MPA, is a Central Islip graduate from the Class of 2009. She has a passion for equity and community building. Bryttnee currently works at the Ford Foundation of Social Justice. She holds an English degree from SUNY Old Westbury, Master's degree in Political Science from CUNY Brookyln College, a Master's of Public Administration from CUNY Baruch College and is currently in the pursuit to fulfill a doctoral degree. Bryttnee is responsible for all operations of CICFC. Key operations include all external communications and strategy.
Ericca Jones Marshall,MA, is a Central Islip graduate from the Class of 2008.
She has a passion for education and community building. Ericca currently works for the Central Islip School District. She holds degrees from CUNY Hunter College in Psychology and a Master's degree from New York Institute of Technology in School Counseling. Ericca is responsible for all fiscal oversight, fundraising and needs of CICFC.
Ashley Vereen, MA, is a Central Islip graduate from the Class of 2009. She has a passion for education, counseling, advocacy and leadership development. Ashley currently works for NYC's Department of Education. She holds degrees from York College of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education and a Master's degree from Long Island University in School Counseling. Ashley is the lead on all CICFC external projects and manages all private and non-profit partnerships.