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Our Impact

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou


Vogue Italia

College student, Kennedi Carter was invited by Vogue Italia to showcase her photography at a festival in Milan, Italy.


Each One Reach One

The Gragg Family Fund donated $500 to support students in the Each One Reach One Youth Coalition.


Power of the Purse

4 Owen High School students attended the Power of the Purse conference with guest speaker, Astronaut and educator Dr. Mae Jemison,


Batala Durham, an international samba reggae music project

Batala Durham,  an international samba reggae music project based in Salvador de Bahia in northeastern Brazil where Mavis travels frequently.


Student travels to London with Theatre Club

Kailah Solomon, a member of the Middle Creek High School Theatre Club in Raleigh, NC. Kailah and her theatre troupe are traveling to London, England to learn more about theatre.


Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Company

Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Company, an organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Afro-Cuban culture through dance. Students took a trip to Cuba with the dance company.

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Village Hands Foundation

Village Hands Foundation, a non-Profit health and fitness education organization with the mission of shaping the health of our community. Our goal is to educate at risk individuals and families on the benefits of being physically active and nutritionally conscious.


Dispute Settlement Center

Dispute Settlement Center, a non-profit providing many valuable conflict resolution services and education including empowering youth with communication and conflict resolution skills to battle the school to prison pipeline.


High School Junior Visits Rural China

Once again we partnered with Ballou International for their 2015 service trips. This time we raised $1,000.00 to help a bright student go to rural China. It was her first trip on a plane and out of the country! Check out their blog!


Group of Students Head to Zambia

Our second gift came soon after we heard WAMU 88.5's story about the Ballou International program at Ballou Senior High School in southeast Washington, D.C. This extraordinary program takes high school juniors and seniors to countries all over the world on service trips


UNC-Greensboro Student to England

Our first gift was to a student at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Monica's alma mater. This student minored in African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies and studied for a semester at the University of Hull in northeastern England

Impact: Programs
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