5C’s vision is to create a great workforce for all people that will provide better vocational employment opportunities within Metro Richmond, Virginia.
5C’s mission is to provide quality vocational education and training programs to end the cycle of unemployment and poverty to the Metro Richmond, Virginia area. The 5C’s Development Program will offer a career path consisting of on-the-job training and related school-based instruction allowing students to develop building trade skills and contribute to Metro Richmond’s workforce.
We Create Opportunities
WHO WE ARE
5C’s Development Program is a minority owned non-profit organization located in Richmond, Virginia. The school was established to offer vocational training programs to students in the Metro Richmond area. We offer training courses to individuals who have a strong desire to follow a path within the building trade industry.
The idea for the 5C’s Development Program was born in February 2010 when the parents of the 5C’s Founder, John Brown III (Mr. Brown), Shirley and John Brown, Sr. wanted to give back to the community in memory Mr. Brown’s son, Jomond Alonzo Lightfoot (Jomond). Jomond was murdered on April 20, 2009, at the young age of 24. Jomond’s tragic death inspired the Brown family to help others and support the community by offering vocational training to at-risk youth and adults who have a strong desire to change their lives.
Campus of United Nations Church International
1731 Walls Street
Richmond, VA 23224
5C's Development Program
P.O. Box 74611
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Meet Our Team
The Foundation of 5C'S
5C’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John H. Brown, III, President
Melanie Crocker, Secretary
Clifford D. Brown, Treasurer
Vice President in Banking Industry
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
William Johnson III
City of Emporia, Virginia Local Government
Lawanda Woods- Howard
Brightpoint Community College Employee
Thomas Midgette Ed.
Director of Industry Partnership & Workforce Initiatives, FAME Director, Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education at Richard Bland College of William and Mary
MBL Metropolitan Business League, President
Evette L. Wilson
Southside/ EduServ Uniserv
Director of Virginia Education Association
Darlene E. Hart
State Workforce Development Director
Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia
Director of Baul Academy of Unique Learning
Dr. Kim Allen
Andrea Green Kinard
Director of Technology
Community Relations and Fundraising Director