(Chicago, IL)- The Lupe Fiasco Foundation has decided to transition to a new name that will be announced on February 16, 2015. This change will highlight the organization’s dedication to inner-city communities through new programs that emphasize their commitment to youth empowerment.
Coined as one of the “Top Organizations to Save Chicago,” in XXL Magazine, The Foundation has served hundreds of youth throughout the city of Chicago. The immense impact the foundation has made in the city has created and supported youth empowerment organizations such as Project Orange Tree, launched food & liquor neighborhood campaigns, coat drives and more.
The foundation’s community partners past and present include Brown Sugar Bakery, Adidas, After School Matters, Donda’s House, DuSable Museum, Great Black Music Project, House of Blues Chicago, IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network), New Birth Christian Center, Northeastern Illinois University, WGCI Morning Riot Radio Show, Project Orange Tree, WVON 1690 AM, Youth Outreach Services and more.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: The organization’s mission is to provide warm meals and coats to families in need quickly expanded to include music education, curriculum and a host of other arts-based initiatives in Chicago inner-city communities. By 2009, Wasalu Jaco and co-founder Ayesha Jaco realized the need to organize and expand this outreach, and the foundation was born with the mission of empowering inner-city youth as artists, activists and global citizens.
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