Niambi Thomas
Her background in education, nonprofit funding, youth violence and community revitalization, ensures that we are prepared to answer the most pressing needs within urban communities.

Fitzgerald Craan
Our Chief Financial Officer spends his free time assisting in overseas missions in Haiti and in anti-violence initiatives in Chicago, IL.

our leadership team

Marlene Wright
Our Director of Development makes sure that we are were we are needed most.

As an educator and change agent, I have been fortunate enough to meet outstanding young people filled with promise and purpose. I have also watched a number of these beautiful and deserving souls be lost to death, incarceration, and the despair that accompanies the lack of access to education and economic equality. I believe that we are all called to not only bear witness and tell the tale, but to author a new reality.

Why we do this work...

Promoting Literacy & Education World-Wide!

Dr. Judith Blakely
Our Chief Education Officer makes sure that our education initiatives are directed were there is the most need, are sound, and make the most impact in the lives of those we serve.

cfpa smarty pants camp

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to revitalize, educate, and advocate for those in need.

Our founder

recent programs

Our outreach program in Chicago recently connected several high school seniors to long-term mentors in their desired fields and access to additional scholarship opportunities.

advocacy in action


Our volunteers make the difference between servicing or not servicing communities who need our help each year. Find out how to become our partner.