Mission Statement:

Unconditional Love for Children’s mission is to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children to become empowered through educational enrichment programs, life skills training, athletics and access to health services, propelling them to live a holistic life.


Founders:

Dr. Earl Glenn, a retired dentist, has a strong family philosophy nurtured by his immediate and extended family and community in which he grew up and felt immense love.  His grandmother, aunt and mother were educators.  He was a mentee of Rev. Leon Sullivan, founder of Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) that educated unemployed and underemployed citizens in the USA and several foreign countries. After meeting Dr. Sullivan and understanding the value of OIC, Dr. Glenn founded the Gold-Wayne OIC in his hometown that trained and placed more than 400 residents in jobs and cared for their children in two OIC daycare facilities. From these experiences, his spirit has been connected to helping children.  Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, a retired high school teacher and administrator, was inspired early-on by her grandfather who purchased land and built and maintained a school in his segregated county to give all children the opportunity to get an education. Four of his daughters later taught in this school and others throughout the county.  Surrounded by and in the spirit of these ancestors, Carolyn was always the subject of lessons, inside and outside of the classroom. She continues the tradition and seizes teachable moments to uplift and inspire children wherever she encounters them. The Glenn’s have one son, Christian.

In response to God’s call and Dr. Earl and Mrs. Carolyn Glenn’s passion to make a difference in the lives of children and youth, they founded Unconditional Love for Children, Inc. (ULC) in 2008.  Located in Stone Mountain, GA, ULC is a 501(c)3 organization that is experiencing success in carrying out its mission.   The Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation, Inc., (ECGF) also a 501(c)3 organization, provides resources and raises funds to operate ULC programs.


Board of Directors and Team:

Dr. Earl Glenn, a retired Dentist and co-publisher of The Champion Newspaper, is Chairman of the ULC Board and Executive Director of The Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation, Inc.

Mrs. Carolyn Glenn, a retired educational administrator and co-publisher of The Champion Newspaper, is Executive Director of ULC and Chair of the Earl and Carolyn Glenn Foundation Board.

Dr. Betty Palmer, an educational administrator, life coach, nonprofit consultant, is director of ULC.

 

Board Members

Boykin Edwards, Esq. is secretary of Unconditional Love for Children. He has been voted best attorney in DeKalb County by Crossroads Newspaper.

O’Daniel Outlaw, CPA, is CEO of O’Daniel Outlaw Accounting and is treasurer of ULC .

Dr. Catherine Turk is a retired educational administrator and a foundation program officer.

Mrs. Patricia Walker is a retired educator.

Dr. Dee Taylor is an educational administrator and teacher training consultant.

Mrs. Delphyne Lomax is a market research consultant and co-owner of V & L Research and Associates.

Rev. Dr. Danetta Sparks is president of Harvest Lodge Home, Sparks Christian Academy and pastor of Harvest Tabernacle International Church.


Our History:

In 1997, upon one of their visits to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Dr. Earl and Carolyn Glenn discovered an orphanage, the SOS Children’s Village (SOSCV), and the opportunity for them to get involved.  Subsequently they partnered with SOSCV because they believe “one of the greatest forms of child abuse is abandonment or rejection.”

From 1997 to 2010, the Glenn’s were faithful in providing financial donations to SOSCV.  In 2008, the Glenn’s were led to begin exploring opportunities for strategic partnerships with other organizations. They decided that “it was time to devote this phase of their lives to their purpose — to contribute their time, talent and resources to help enrich the lives of disadvantaged children with special emphasis on aiding promising candidates for higher education, orphans and foster children.”

From this early vision, a number of organizations, programs and partners have materialized, making an impact in the lives of young people.