Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation (New Orleans, LA)


  • Name:Catherine Johnson

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation
  • Address:2020 Jackson Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70113
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:504-524-3484

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • CCEOC was formed to create and promote the economic vitality and sustainability of Central City businesses and residences through the identification, planning and delivery of necessary programs, services and redevelopment activities. Central to its mission is the focus on long term opportunities to nurture and enhance existing and emerging institutional support within the area. CCEOC works to address the following issues: (1) promote small business development, (2) help with the development of preschool children, (3) address infants and toddler child care needs and (4) provide help for senior citizens to retain their independence.

  • History:
  • Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation, a 501 C(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1965, is one of six neighborhood centers of Total Community Action, Inc. CCEOC provides programs and services for low income and disadvantaged individuals and families to ease the social and economic condition that perpetuates poverty. CCEOC has over 40 years of experience and leadership in the Central City community.
    The organization currently sponsors and manages several community programs including a Head Start center for 3 to 5 years old, a senior center for persons 60 years and over, 55 and over if handicapped, a USDA commodity distribution program, Family Leadership Program, Civil Capital Development Demonstration Program and an economic development initiative.

  • Year established:1965
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:7
  • Staff size:30

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Wali Abdel-Ra'oof, N.O. Masjid-Al, President
    Paulette Brown-Carey, James Singleton School, Member
    Lisa Burne, Dillard University, Member
    Brad Calloway, First NBC, Treasurer
    Ronald Coleman, Self Employed, Member
    Kennon Davis, Brown's Velvet Dairy, 2nd Vice President
    Norman Dixon, No-Aid Task Force, Member
    Greer Mendy, Member
    Dr. Ramona Jean-Perkins, Dillard University, Member
    Patricia Kennedy, Retired, Recording Secretary
    Elder John Pierre, Living Witness Ministries, Chaplain
    Yvette Robinson-Cola, Regions Bank, 1st Vice President
    Rev. James Russ, St. Paul Community Baptist Church, Member
    Lina Alfleri Stern, Tulane University, Parliamentarian
    Irma Ferdinand – Head Start Representative

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Priscilla Edwards - Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Priscilla Edwards -Executive Director
    Catherine Johnson - Comptroller
    Cynthia Guillemet - Center Supervisor
    Michelle Hubbard - Center Supervisor
    Lorie Johnson - Senior Citizens Supervisor


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:72-0691608

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:720691608
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:2020 JACKSON AVE
  • Organization City:NEW ORLEANS
  • Organization State:LA
  • Organization Zip:70113-1423
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1977
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):296, 408, 429
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Community center, Community service organization, Other inner city or community benefit activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P280
  • Asset Amount:$751,884
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,485,281
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,485,281
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 9:23:05 am

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