FAMILY, WOMEN & MINORITY
"Remember, your origination does not determine your destination."
- Our mom
CB was founded by three sisters who understand first hand the struggle of living in an underserved community where many suffer under the weight of poverty and inequity. As Cycle Breakers & Entrepreneurs who broke the cycle of generational poverty, the sisters are a testament to the power of how developing an entrepreneurial mindset empowers youth to become masters of their own futures.
With a vision for the future and a goal of creating more opportunities for building generational wealth in underserved communities, the sisters created Future Cycle Breakers, a 501(c)(3) non profit with an emphasis on Entrepreneurial education.
Our story is similar to that of our youth. Our lived experience informs our programming and goals, our educational programs and keeps us rooted to our community. Through Entrepreneurial education, we're moving beyond a trend to creating a lifestyle for the next generation of Cycle Breakers and Entrepreneurs.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Charita Lucas is a Cyclebreaking Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder on a purpose driven mission to transform the world by pushing forward tomorrow’s leaders and Future Cycle Breakers after breaking her own cycle of generational poverty.
Before becoming a female founder, Charita spent 30 years in the private as a Sr Partner where she co-authored, implemented & led Diversity & Inclusion workshops centered around micro-aggressions, cultural bias, stereotyping and implicit/subconscious bias. After successfully breaking her cycle of generational poverty, Charita now elevates voices and advocates on behalf of underserved minorities.
ADMINISTRATIVE & SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
Charlotte Purnell is the 2nd oldest of the three sisters. She is responsible for administrative and spiritual oversight of the organization. Before becoming a female founder Charlotte ran a successful day care business, home schooled her three sons and spent a combined 27 years as a Christian Elementary School and a Youth Education Enhancement teacher.
In her role as teacher, she taught youth the importance of literacy, historical knowledge and growth mindset. Charlotte is a devoted Christian and advocate for literacy. She is known for her quote: Reading is knowledge, knowledge is power to create innovative, dream and achieve.
DIRECTOR OF EVENT PLANNING
Audrella Morales is the youngest of the three sisters. As the Director of Event Planning, Audrella is responsible for developing relationships with outside vendors to provide various services for the organization.
Audrella has over 25 years experience working in the private sector designing, implementing and managing college recruitment programs with an emphasis on minority recruitment.
In partnership with school districts, local agencies and businesses — focuses on empowering underserved youth to become masters of their own futures by developing an entrepreneurial mindset. A com-bination of mentorship programs, interactive workshops and constant exposure to tangible success stories and entrepreneurs equips youth to break the cycle of poverty and to overcome stifling mindset limitations.