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New and Noteworthy

The 1954 Project

The 1954 Project has awarded $10 million in grants to Black leaders in education.

As a part of this project, Leverette Weekes had the pleasure of writing the script, managing production, booking the speakers, and providing media and communications coaching for the luminaries.


Don and Liz Thompson, Ervin "Magic" Johnson, comedian Cedric the Entertainer, actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, education advocate and musician Pharrell Williams, and actor Jay Ellis have participated in the virtual program. 

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Upcoming events

Positioning Your Power 

September 19, 2022

2:00PM - 2:45 PM

What do you stand for? Why should consumers or companies do business with? Creating and amplifying your personal or organizational value proposition has never been more important. It's time for people and businesses to lean into opportunities for meaningful change and ensure a more inclusive world. Learn how to position your power and start being the change you want to see.

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50 Over 50 Celebration Event 

October 25, 2022

4:00PM - 6:00 PM

Check out the #50over50 list of people who are shattering myths about aging and changing their communities for the better.

There will be a brief program starting at 4:15 PM, during which honorees will be recognized on stage, followed by a reception at 5 PM. 2020 Disruptor Wokie Weah will be our emcee for the evening, along with a special performance by 2020 Arts honoree Diane Jarvi. Small bites and a cash bar will be available during the reception. For those who are unable to attend in person, we do plan to share a video recording of the awards ceremony after the event. 

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