The Founders

Zion Youth & Family Community Center of Elmont was founded on August 20, 2010 by Co-Founders Danilo Sr. & Melissa Archbold. They have four children and two grandchildren and have been living in Elmont since 1997.

This mission was birthed in 2001 when they were Co-PTA Presidents of Gotham Avenue School. They implemented in that school year the first PTA little league in our school for grades K-6. They were able to bring parents, school staff and the community together. They donated over 20 NBA tickets to Gotham Ave school students and their parents to watch a NJ NETS game and provided the students with uniforms for our cheerleading squad, basketball and soccer teams.

They also implemented “Teachers of the Year” in order to recognize teachers for their tireless and endless effort in educating our children throughout the school year. They also donated a Bill Board to the school, in order to inform people in our community about school events and students achievements. They saw a need in our community, especially amongst our youth. Then they decided to serve our community on a larger scale including; families and seniors from different cultural backgrounds, languages and nationalities whom live in our community.

They also have partnered up with local business in our community, and professionals who are experts in the area of education, medicine, law, finance, family and marriage counseling, social services, hospice care services, athletics & recreation services and spiritual support. These professionals and community leaders are partaking in this organization in various roles. They want to thanks all of our sponsors and volunteer staff for making a difference in our community.