The Caribbean Community Service Center (CCSC) serves to support, empower, and advocate for a beneficial, welcoming, and inclusive environment to Caribbean Nationals as they adapt to life in the United States. By fostering strategic alliances with likeminded organizations, CCSC works to provide programs to connect community members to Community Services, Professional Development, Sports, Arts, & Culture, Education Development and Community Advocacy in hopes of helping to build individual social and economic resiliency.
Sophia ChueExecutive Director
Doreen DankerluiMembership Development
Wayne RamocanProgram Director
Robert ShimkoskiProgram Director
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica until the age of 16. Sophia Loraine Chue migrated to The United States of America in May 1982. A Veteran of the United States Army, Sophia serves as Commissioner for the City of Detroit Entertainment Commission (DEC); Secretary of the Southwest Detroit Community School Board, Founding member of the Caribbean Community Service Center and former board member for Global Detroit. She has served in the capacity of President of the Caribbean Cultural & Carnival Organization (CCCO) of Metro Detroit also performing duties as Carnival Manager, Program and Project Manager for the various Educational and Cultural activities this Non-profit organization provides to its diverse community and supporters. She was intimately involved in the branding, marketing and advertisement for CCCO. Sophia also participates in numerous networking events and opportunities to educate various agencies and organizations as to the colorful, unique and eclectic cultures of the over 28 countries of the Caribbean region. She is also a past President of the Jamaican Association of Michigan, participates in various capacities as needed.
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Doreen Dankerlui moved to Detroit in 2012, after receiving her Master of Public Health from the University of Washington (Seattle). Doreen has been engaged in global health for over 12 years, primarily in HIV/AIDS training and education throughout the Caribbean region. She currently works as a Program Manager for Henry Ford Health System’s Global Health Initiative. Originally from Suriname, she has also lived, studied and worked in Europe (the Netherlands) for many years, and brings a multi-cultural perspective to her work and life. In addition to serving as a representative for Suriname, within CCSC Doreen coordinates membership and health-focused activities. Doreen loves to travel (Suriname and Salvador, Brazil are her favorite locations), eat (roti and saoto are among her top 5 dishes) and dance (Zumba, reggae, dancehall and soca)..
Wayne is the founding pastor of Promised Land Ministries International, a ministry that mentors other churches in the USA as well as in Jamaica and Ghana. He is also the Director of Operations & Admissions at Cornerstone Schools and one of the founding members of Starr Detroit Academy, Harper Woods MI. His 40 years of experience with outstanding business and customer satisfaction with almost 20 years in the education arena makes him one of the most sought after experts in regards of school administration and student retention. Wayne currently serves as Director of Admissions at Cornerstone Schools.
Robert Shimkoski is the Director of Planning and Resource Development for the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC), a Michigan Works! Agency that administers Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) Programs in the city of Detroit. He holds a B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Scranton and a M.A in English from Wayne State University. He has served as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked for the city of Detroit’s Workforce Development and Housing Departments. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for theUnited Community Housing Coalition and Mary Turner Center. In 2017, Robert was selected to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Detroit Workforce System Leadership Development Academy. He has been an enthusiast of West Indian culture for quite some time.