Rev. Dr. Cecil “”Chip” Murray (File photo)

The Murray Institute for Empowering Excellence Program (MIEE) is underway at Christ Our Redeemer Community Development Corporation (CORCDC), 45 Tesla in Irvine.

According to the Rev. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr., CEO of CORCDC and pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, the program began March 11 and will continue until April 18 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  MIEE caters to Orange County’s youth, from 5th grade through high school.

MIEE was named after pastor and community trailblazer, the Rev. Dr. Cecil. L. Murray, and music legend Ray Charles, in partnership with the Ray Charles Foundation.

“Through the concept of F.A.C.E.S. (family and faith, arts and articulation, community service, education and career and self-awareness), MIEE focuses on developing youth to excel academically as well as holistically to become self-aware leaders ready to make their mark on the world,” said Whitlock. “Sign up your youth student today and watch the growth happen.”

To register or learn more about the MIEE youth program, call Terrell Snead at (949) 955-0014 or visit