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Wheel of Hope

Wheel of Hope Initiative

The Newwave Foundation is a proud supporter of the Wheel of Hope Initiative (WOHI); a non-profit organization that believes in creating sustainable activities and services that will alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life of women, children and youth in rural and underserved urban areas. Their 3 focus pillars are education, health, and economic empowerment and they support this through their educational, health and youth & woman empowerment programs. Based in Beltsville Maryland, WOHI has done amazing things in their community and in Nigeria for the youth. A few of their programs that fall under their contribution to education, are mentorship programs, scholarship programs and their sponsor a child program, where donors provide recurring financial assistance to cover school supplies and uniforms for students in need.

 

In 2020, NWF sponsored back to school initiative that the WOHI hosted in partnership with the Boys & Girls club of greater Washington as a COVID-19 relief response. They were able to purchase face masks, hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, sponges, deodorant and healthy snacks to serve 100 children in the Washington, D.C. area. Along with the back to school bags, they provided each student with a brochure on safety tips to practice at home and in school. Their work has positively impacted many children and families in both the DMV and in Africa. Learn more about the amazing programs that the Wheel of Hope Initiative has to offer, here.

Howard Community College

Howard Community College

NewWave Foundation is a proud partner of Howard Community College (HCC). An integral part of vibrant Howard County, HCC’s mission is to provide its students with a place to discover greatness in themselves and others.

HCC is the primary hub for higher learning in one of the most vibrant, best-educated counties in Maryland. They are proud to serve our community and to provide pathways to success for everyone whose life goals can be realized through education. HCC makes higher education accessible with multiple locations, flexible scheduling and online, hybrid and accelerated learning formats. Their campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a vibrant cultural and arts scene, and an incredibly dedicated faculty and staff that make it all possible.

 

NWF was a proud sponsor for HCC's 2019 Code-A-Thon hosted. We welcomed 30+ students for a day of coding, problem solving and competition! Participants utilized Microsoft’s cognitive service solutions to create presentations which showcased gesture recognition and interactive information extraction. Teams presented their final projects to a panel of judges including NewWave Tech’s own Patrick Munis, Vignesh Rajan, Donghwa Kim and HCC representatives.

 

 

Thread Inc.

 Thread Inc.

At the Newwave Foundation, we believe in pursuing educational equality and doing everything we can to foster students’ academic advancement. This fall, we are proud to partner with Thread Inc., a local nonprofit organization in Baltimore. Thread mentors help students receive tutoring, finance and health education while also connecting them with opportunities to serve in their local community. These connections weave a new social fabric by connecting students who are at the bottom 25% of their class with mentors, educators and other students to help empower them through their high school career and beyond.

 

 

Today, Thread is working with over 200 students in their Level 2 Community; Students who have graduated high school and are enrolled in college or professional training. NWF has awarded an education grant to cover book fees and support tuition expenses for Thread’s community of students. Just this year, Thread has supported 527 students and alumni, building relationships that transcend barriers and enrich the lives of everyone involved.

Thread is changing the fabric of Baltimore and the Newwave Foundation is excited to support Thread and the relationships the organization has woven to give students an even greater opportunity to defy the odds. 

 

 

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Morgan State University

NWF is excited to support Morgan State University’s Economics Department! MSU’s economics program provides first-class educational opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds master economic literacy and make wise choices in a global world of accelerating change.

The Department of Economics is responsible for broadening economic literacy among Morgan State University students and is geared toward providing a comprehensive program of studies as a discipline for students planning to get into the job market in the private and public sectors as well as those who plan to go to graduate and professional schools.

 

Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.

 

GRANT ED

Grant Ed

The Newwave Foundation is proud to support the GrantEd Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded as a way to ensure that public school teachers in Washington DC would no longer have to spend their own money to keep their classrooms supplied, to provide out of classroom experiences for their students, or to access the professional development necessary to keep DC classrooms current and effective.

GrantEd Foundation focuses on three specific challenges: Access to funding, disparity in the District of Columbia’s low - income Warts 7 and 8, where collectively t eachers spend $1.2 million out of pocket each year, and overall cost, where D.C teachers total more than $3.4 million in personal spending each year for their classrooms.

NWF proudly supports the work of GrantEd through their annual fundraising event, Taste of H, which provides grants to local DC public school teachers. Since 2012, Taste of H has raised over $250,000, Keep up the great work, GrantEd Foundation!

 

GrantEd Foundation was founded as the vehicle to ensure that teachers would no longer have to spend their own money to keep their classrooms adequately supplied, to provide out-of-classroom experiences for their students, or to access the professional development necessary to keep DC classrooms current and effective.

They stay focused on this singular purpose, certain that this simple and efficient model that puts educational philanthropic dollars directly into the hands of teachers will revolutionize how communities support their schools.

Collegebound Foundation

 College Bound

The Newwave Foundation is proud to support the CollegeBound Foundation. CollegeBound works exclusively in Baltimore City public schools to encourage and enable students to pursue a post-secondary education. Since 1988, CollegeBound’s nationally recognized college advising model has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of high school students in Baltimore. 

Every year, CollegeBound works with thousands of Baltimore City public school students to guide them to and through college. CollegeBound advises students every day in Baltimore’s public high schools and annually awards $3 million every year in college scholarships.

NWF proudly supports under-served Baltimore city students with scholarship opportunities and is honored to partner with the CollegeBound Foundation and we have launched two scholarships for students who are committed to service and demonstrate resilience. Learn more about our scholarships and how to get involved with NWF by visiting our

Get Involved page.

BENIN EDUCATION FUND

 Benin Education Fund

Newwave Foundation (NWF) is proud to support the Benin Education Fund (BEF). BEF is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization providing scholarships and educational support to ambitious in-need students in the Benin Republic.

Through our Inaugural Reach for the Stars Gala, NWF was able to provide tuition funds and school supplies for more than 30 children across Primary, Secondary and Collegiate levels of education.

 

Meet a few of our NWF Scholars with BEF: N’co, Annick and Gail!

N’co Solange N’Tcha is the eldest in her family and the first girl to attend school. In 2016, she traveled to Ghana for a year to study English. Upon returning to the Benin Republic, N’co started studying at the University of Parakou where she is majoring in Business Management. Through NWF’s scholarship, N’co is now pursuing her entrepreneurial spirit and dreams of owning her own business, focused on exporting local products to other countries around the world.

Annick Sotire graduated from high school in June, 2017. Since then, she’s been studying and pursuing higher education at a private professional health school in Burkin-Faso, West Africa. She is 19 years old and dreams of becoming a State Registered Nurse.

Gail is a 21-year-old student studying Finance, Accounting and Auditing at the School of Commerce and Management of Bohicon, a town in South Benin. She is an only child who lives with her mother. One day, she wants to become an expert Accountant!

G.I.R.L.

Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead

NewWave Foundation proudly supports Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead. GIRL is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mentor and empower teen girls for future success by promoting academic excellence, leadership skills, community service, career preparation, and self-esteem.

Newwave Foundation is a proud sponsor of Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead’s (GIRL) sixth annual summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp held at George Mason University! Through our Golden Age of Hollywood Gala, NWF provided GIRL with a grant for 11 students to attend the camp on a NWF scholarship.

 

GIRL’s week-long STEM camp provided over 70 middle and high school girls an opportunity to experiment with virtual reality, learn about careers in STEM and network with positive role models who empowered the campers to feel confident in their knowledge and skills with STEM.

Through its workshops and activities, GIRL provides educational and social enrichment opportunities and positive role models so girls can feel confident in themselves and supported in achieving their dreams.

 

Go Therapy

Go Therapy

NWF is proud to support GoTherapy, a nonprofit organization providing rehabilitation education and services for people in developing counties. GoTherapy achieves its mission by working alongside healthcare systems and universities, building capacity and improving clinical training for local rehabilitation professionals, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities.

One of GoTherapy’s signature programs is its Stroke Community Re-Integration Program (SCRIP). In this program, GoTherapy delivers occupational, physical and speech rehabilitation services and education to the doorsteps of individuals who would otherwise be unable to receive quality rehabilitation education and services. Additionally, SCRIP provides community education classes focused on stroke prevention and overall health and wellness.

 

Through Newwave Foundation’s 2018 Golden Age of Hollywood Gala, NWF provided GoTherapy with a grant for 14 individuals to attend GoTherapy’s Stroke Community Re-Integration Program (SCRIP) and 10 blood pressure cuffs. These materials are crucial for GoTherapy’s programming and we are humbled for the opportunity to support Robin and her team!

COLLEGEBOUND DC

CollegeBound DC

NewWave Foundation is a proud supporter of Collegebound DC through our scholarship program. As a 501(c)(3) organization, their mission is to help provide resources and prepare students grades 8th-12th to attend and graduate from college. Founded in 1991, they have made it a point supply their resources to the students of public schools and public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Programs like tutoring, mentoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and academic and career guidance are offered free of charge to each student.

 At NewWave Foundation, we are passionate about supporting organizations that are paving the way in education for the youth and making a difference in their community. Their work has helped hundreds of students get accepted to some of the top colleges in the United States, with multiple scholarships. They have impacted on many students and their families in the D.C. area, and we are proud contributors to future of their students.  Learn more about what CollegeBound DC is doing for their community here.

Project Search

The Arc of Howard County: Project SEARCH

The Newwave Foundation is proud to work with Howard County’s Project SEARCH to provide scholarships to students with disabilities. Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program for young adults with disabilities in their last year of high school. The program goal is to help prepare individuals for full-time employment, through training and coaching workshops. Project SEARCH focuses on providing young adults, who are on an Individual Education Program (IEP), the tools and skills they need to obtain a full-time job.

Project SEARCH began as an isolated program site at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In 1996, the Director of the Emergency Department hired individuals with developmental disabilities for entry level positions, in an effort to provide equal opportunity. This idea inspired a partnership with a special education teacher to launched Project SEARCH, a program designed to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Project SEARCH began as an isolated program site at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In 1996, the Director of the Emergency Department hired individuals with developmental disabilities for entry level positions, in an effort to provide equal opportunity. This idea inspired a partnership with a special education teacher to launched Project SEARCH, a program designed to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

NWF is a proud sponsor of CWRs Annual STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) Golf Outing to assist teachers at two public high schools, the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and the Baltimore School of the Arts. Both schools are committed to preparing students for success by providing a rigorous STEM curriculum.

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute prepares highly motivated students for success in college and in life by providing a rigorous STEM curriculum and instruction from faculty who are experts in their fields. Their vision is to combine a rigorous academic science, technology, engineering and math curriculum with the arts and humanities to prepare students for success.

 

Poly was founded in 1883 as a school for male students interested in manual arts. It quickly became recognized for preparing boys to enter careers in math and engineering. In 1952, Poly became Maryland's first public high school to racially integrate the student body. The school moved to its current location on Falls Road and W. Cold Spring Lane in 1967; women became full-time students in 1974. The six words that all Poly alumni and students live by: Freedom, Responsibility, Perseverance, Achievement, Goodness, Mercy.

The Newwave Foundation is proud to continue supporting innovative educational programs like this is Baltimore City.

 

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Instagram post 17938892443486011 Today we’re featuring some of our current NWF Scholars; Taylor, Justice, Luisa, Kayla, Shamiya, Fahd and Maynor. Over the last few years, we have partnered with like-minded organizations Collegebound Foundation in Baltimore, Collegebound D.C., Howard Community College and Project SEARCH, to make our scholarship opportunities possible. We are so proud to be supporting them through their college journey and can’t wait to meet our 2021 Scholars!

If you’d like to learn more about each of our Scholars, check out our spotlight blogs on http://www.newwave-foundation.org under ‘the latest’

Today we’re featuring some of our current NWF Scholars; Taylor, Justice, Luisa, Kayla, Shamiya, Fahd and Maynor. Over the last few years, we have partnered with like-minded organizations Collegebound Foundation in Baltimore, Collegebound D.C., Howard Community College and Project SEARCH, to make our scholarship opportunities possible. We are so proud to be supporting them through their college journey and can’t wait to meet our 2021 Scholars! If you’d like to learn more about each of our Scholars, check out our spotlight blogs on http://www.newwave-foundation.org under ‘the latest’ ...

Instagram post 18081016678300877 It's that time of year again and we are excited to invite you to join us in selecting our 2021 Newwave Foundation Scholars!✨ If you are interested in volunteering with the Newwave Foundation, please DM us to sign up. We want our NWF community to be a part of supporting the next generation of dreamers & achievers.

It's that time of year again and we are excited to invite you to join us in selecting our 2021 Newwave Foundation Scholars!✨ If you are interested in volunteering with the Newwave Foundation, please DM us to sign up. We want our NWF community to be a part of supporting the next generation of dreamers & achievers. ...

Instagram post 17882622800108361 Today is World Autism Awareness Day!💛 With the ever-growing community of children with autism, it's so important to continue spreading awareness as every child is unique and all have different learning styles. Some children learn how to read easily with phonics, while others learn best by memorizing words. Both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder are individuals with diverse talents, strengths, and needs!

Today is World Autism Awareness Day!💛 With the ever-growing community of children with autism, it's so important to continue spreading awareness as every child is unique and all have different learning styles. Some children learn how to read easily with phonics, while others learn best by memorizing words. Both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder are individuals with diverse talents, strengths, and needs! ...

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