Rev. Maurice D. Winley is CCFY’s Director of Credible Messenger Mentoring and oversees the 4As Program. He is a third-generation minister who carries on the legacy of his family. He has been active as a youth development specialist with 20 years of experience working with youth and families. He has worked with the full spectrum of youth in various systems, and settings. As a sought-after consultant on youth initiatives with various community based organizations, in the Greater New York City area, Rev. Winley founded R.E.A.L Solutions for Youth, an activist consultancy, providing real, effective, authentic, and livable solutions that are youth centered, family focused, and community driven. Mr. Winley has worked with several national and international faith based organizations such as Worldvision, Youth for Christ, Navigators, has served a term as Vice President of the National Chaplains Association for Youth at Risk, and most recently was the Chaplain and Director of Positive Youth Development for St. Christopher’s Inc, an adolescent residential treatment facility serving NYC youth, located in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Rev. Winley is currently engaged with the Manhattan District Attorney Gun Stop Offender Forum, and with the NYPD new Collaborative Policing Division’s Operation Ceasefire Initiative. Rev. Winley currently serves as an Associate Minister, at the Soul Saving Station, a community church, which has been serving the children, youth and families of Harlem, N.Y., since 1942 and is a Board member of the 125th St. Business Improvement District. Rev. Winley has the privilege of serving both as a Project Director for ARCHES and NEXT STEPS in Harlem in conjunction with Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc. and has emerged as a thought leader in the implementation of Transformative Mentoring. Rev. Winley’s program was recognized by the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity as the High Performing Provider for his implementation of ARCHES for 2013. In addition Rev. Winley successfully applied to become an affiliate of John Jay College Pinkerton Graduate Research Fellowship and his program received Positive Youth Justice Silver Medal recognition from the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College. Rev. Winley is happily married to his childhood sweetheart Samantha Winley, and is the proud father of his son, Maurice Duane Winley Jr.