About Us




The Clark Road Genesis Family Center, Incorporated was founded in July of 2000 by Rev. Pharis Evans, Pastor of Clark Road M.B. Church as a venue to meet the needs of a hurting community in a rapidly changing cultural society.

Classes we have offered (some are offered as needed within the community):

  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Computer Literacy (ex: internet utilization, Microsoft office suites)
  • Job Search Skills
  • Full Figure Aerobics
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Basic Electricity
  • Counseling Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Bereavement Sessions

We currently offer the following classes and programs throughout the year:

  • Afterschool Tutoring
  • Homework Help
  • Art
  • Games
  • Youth Leadership
  • Career
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Education
  • Life Skills
  • Computer Lab Access
  • Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Personal Hygiene
  • USDA Summer Food Service Program
  • Summer Camp

We are core team members of Project Rebuild Gary Truancy Court Program

We accept referrals

We accept CCDF Vouchers

Our staff includes certified and licensed teachers,experienced instructors and counselors.

Affiliations and Partners

  • Dollar General
  • Gary Literacy Coalition
  • Indiana Department of Education Summer Food Service Program
  • SAFE Substance Abuse Free Environment
  • Legacy Foundation
  • LiveArts Studio
  • Shear Creations
  • NWI Health Department Tobacco Prevention Coalition
  • Project Rebuild
  • Gary Truancy Program
  • UPS

Board Members

Rev. Pharis D. Evans, Emeritus – Founder

Cynthia Sampson – President

Laurie Jeana Payne – Vice President

Open- Treasurer

Beverly Duckett – Secretary

Tara Nelson – Member

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