Founders: Garry & Theresa Jedkins
Garry and Theresa Jedkins founded Broken Chains Awareness Development Group on the 150th
Anniversary of the Juneteenth celebration.
Recognizing that in celebrating our past we must also invest in our future. Our young men and women are our future.
Garry is a graduate of Texas Southern University and a Business owner in the Third ward area of Houston, TX.
Theresa is a successful Realtor and published Author.
Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tarla Crumb, Executive Director
Tarla Crumb, Executive Director of Broken Chains Awareness Development Group, holds a B.S. Degree from Fisk University and an MBA from Tennessee State University. Tarla has been active in the field of executive leadership, education and training for over 25 years, focusing on special education, non-traditional school start-ups, and curriculum development. Work in this areas has been for both traditional and non-traditional school districts, private schools and the local educational service centers.
Tarla seeks to expand educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing for children and transforming for all she comes into contact with. She strives to be the leader, and develop leaders necessary to realize educational excellence and equity. To this end she works in purposeful, strategic, and resourceful ways, defines broadly what is within her control to solve, and learn and improve constantly.
Tarla acts on her belief that the movement to ensure educational equity will succeed only if it is diverse in every respect. In particular, she values the perspective and credibility that individuals who share the racial and economic backgrounds of the students with whom they work can bring to the organization, classrooms, and the long term effort for change. She values the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others, and recognizes limitations.
Tarla Crumb is committed to partnering effectively with families, schools, and communities to ensure that the work advances the broader good for all children.
Board of Directors
Cederick Johnson, President
Garry Jedkins, Treasurer
Garry Jedkins, Board President and Co-founder of Broken Chains Awareness Development Group, is is a graduate of Texas Southern University and a Business owner in the Third Ward area of Houston, TX. Garry’s mantra is that “if you embrace the knowledge of your past, the direction toward the future can be seen more clearly”. Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) is a non-profit organization that provides cultural awareness programs and college scholarships to help local young men and women of the Greater Houston area recognize their true value, abilities and potential.
Georgia Provost, Secretary
Dr. Avonda C. Johnson
Dr. Elwyn Lee
Bishop Don Nelson