Our vision is to create a better community in which families thrive and flourish.
Ulysee CDC, Inc. provides assistance in the area growth and prosperity of business start-up, growth, and sustainability, holistic services for families and the communities in which they live, economic development, job training, placement, and creation as well as community revitalization.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Mr. Ulysee Studstill Jr.
Ulysee Studstill Jr. is the elder son of Ulysee and Ethel Studstill Sr. He had a passion for his family and grew up being the protector of his seven siblings. He along with our father was the founder of our Family Reunions initiated in 1985 to current. His life had a positive impact on all of whom he came into contact. He was an excellent communicator. Ulysee was a natural born leader and business entrepreneur and succeeded in all of his endeavors.
He was true to his religious beliefs and participated in many of the ministries where he exercised his faith until his death.
In 1954, at age 18, he was employed by the Coca Cola Company in West Palm Beach, Florida. Very shortly after his employment, he was the first Black in Palm Beach County, to become the Coca Cola delivery truck Route Salesman for all the businesses in West
Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Jupiter. He attended and graduated from Dale Carnegie School of Business Management. Ulysee continued to achieve promotions at the Coca Cola Company, becoming the first Business Salesman, first Special Market Salesman, and first Sales Manager, responsible for increased territories,
Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Riviera Beach and Jupiter. Continuing with promotions, Ulysee became once again, the first Black to become the Coca Cola Plant Manager in Pahokee, Florida. He later became the first Black to become Area Manager, serving Dade County to Martin County. Ulysee held this position until his health failed at age 49.
Ulysee loved and supported his family and always worked hard to encourage his family to be all they could be. With this in mind, in 1972, he initiated and established The Family Enterprises, Inc. with four of the heads of his sibling families. The corporation was a real estate development corporation with residential and commercial properties in
two states. This corporation contributed to efforts to promote human welfare. Between the years of 1961 – 1963, Ulysee owned a neighborhood and operated a convenient store on Tamarind Ave. West Palm Beach.
Ulysee was a son, brother, uncle, husband, father who gave 110% of his love and time. The Lord picked him to be with him at age 50. His legacy continues in the lives of them who he warmly touched.