Rev. Wendell and Dona Williams form Good Ground Ministries International, Inc.
Good Ground makes the historic St. Agnes Cathedral, a former Catholic Church in Cohoes, it’s permanent home.
Rev. Wendell and Dona Williams see the need for the city youth to have a safe destination to go to after school hours. This leads them to conceptualize the Connect Center for Youth.
The Connect Center is established as a not for profit 501(c)3 organization and work in collaboration with other local organizations, businesses and the school system to strengthen the Connect Center.
Rev. Williams begins leading the construction to create a recreational and education space for children in grades 6-12
After Rev. Williams passing, there was a hiatus on progress at the Connect Center.
Rev. Williams' son, Ben, takes over as Executive Director with the goal of finishing construction of the Connect Center.
After a several year hiatus, new construction begins at the Connect Center. Ben documents the start in the video embedded here!
The Connect Center finishes construction for the connect classroom and music studio and officially opens its doors.
New program series' like FIRST LEGO League, BPM Music Production Workshops, and Financial Literacy workshops begin in the Connect Center.
The Connect Center starts its summer-long free program series for the community.