CMC Board of Directors
The Carl Maxey Center (CMC) is a Black-led, Black-centered non-profit, 501c3 organization, based in the East Central neighborhood of Spokane, Washington. CMC is both a neighborhood cultural center and gathering place, as well as a community based organization that provides programs and services focused on addressing the needs of Spokane's African American/Black community.
We believe it is important to know about the African American/Black experience. We, as a people, are resilient, long suffering, forgiving, uplifting, spiritual, passionate, joyful, innovative, and an integral part of a vibrant community.
Therefore the mission of the Carl Maxey Center
is to change lives and improve the well-being of Spokane’s African American/Black community
by expanding the educational, economic and cultural opportunities that are currently
available, and by addressing the racial
disparities and racial inequities that currently
exist and have persisted in this area.
We do this by supporting and sustaining the work and programs of the Carl Maxey Center to address four focus areas: (a) Racial & Social justice and Equity; (b) Business/Workforce
Development & Economics; (c) Education & Advocacy; and (d) Cultural Enrichment.
The long-term goals of the Carl Maxey Center are to uplift, empower and transform Spokane’s African American/Black community from the inside out, and to create the space, the opportunities and the infrastructure necessary for Black Spokane to identify and design solutions to address current and future challenges.
Sandra Williams is a community organizer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur with nearly four decades of experience focusing on discrimination, equity, and social justice. She is currently the President of Square Peg Multimedia LLC, offering consulting services, workshops, training and Board Development to businesses and nonprofit organizations, and is the Publisher and Editor of THE BLACK LENS, the only African American focused newspaper in Eastern Washington.