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About Us

UTOPIA OUTREACH INC. was founded by members of Salem Evangelical Free Church in 2000 for the purpose of reaching the Staten Island community with the love of God.

Since then, the organization has become a 501 (c) (3) not- for profit corporation operating with a board of directors and executive director, all of whom serve as volunteers, to oversee the administration and fundraising for its programs and services.

Over the last 17 years the organization has expanded to include ESL, and Kids’ Night, in addition to its original offerings of Upward Basketball and Summer Camp. No child is ever turned away because of inability to pay.

We enjoy and are grateful for the financial support of over 65 local business owners and for the generosity of the congregation and friends of Salem Church. Through the years, we have also received grant funding from Richmond County Savings Foundation, The Staten Island Savings Foundation, Northfield Bank Foundation and the Office of the City Council of New York, District 49.

Board of Directors & Officers

Karen Bonamo, Treasurer

Rev. Eddie Cole

Sam Figueroa, President

Larry Miraldi, Secretary

Clare Mitchell

Zulma Moreno