Shining Star Youth & Community Services is here to promote, provide, and encourage, quality early learning experiences and family support services to at-risk families. 


At Shining Star Youth & Community Services, we give acknowledgment and solutions to address the issues of at-risk families and their children.


Mission & History
Programs & Services

The mission of Shining Star Youth & Community Services is to provide quality early learning experiences, health, education, and family support services to at-risk children and their families.

Shining Star Youth & Community Services was created to at-risk youth and their families to have access to life changing opportunities. Some of our services include early childhood education program and family support services.

Gicele Wray-Lindley is the Executive Director and founder of the Shining Star Youth & Community Services. Mrs. Wray-Lindley, originally from the Republic of Panama is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Education.

Mrs. Gicele Wray-Lindley completed a Masters in Human Services Administration and has recently completed a Masters in Non-Profit Management & Organizational Leadership in December 2013.

Mrs. Gicele Wray-Lindley plans to pursue a PH.D. in nonprofit management & organizational leadership in January 2017.

Mission & Statement