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Be the Change

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

— Nelson Mandela

The Amadou Diallo Foundation (ADF)—founded to promote racial healing and provide pathways to success for Black youth—was established in honor of Amadou’s academic dreams, before his promising life was cut short by police brutality on February 4th, 1999. In the spirit of Amadou, the foundation has proudly given away scholarships to students of African descent who are achieving their college degrees.

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our causes

Pathways to Success


Bridging the Divide and Raising Global Citizens

Through the Bridging the Divide Initiative, the ADF strives to give young global citizens the tools needed to take a seat at the table and build the networks needed to become change agents in the world.

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Leveraging Tech as a Tool for Success

Technology is a key platform from which innovation is launched and in partnership with Volkeno Senegal, the ADF’s Computer Training Center aims to train 4,000 African youths in web and software development skills over the next four years, setting them up for success in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Education For All Campaign

The ADF understands that encouraging education for women and girls leads to stronger, healthier societies for all. Through its Education for All program, the foundation empowers females in Guinea and Senegal to achieve their economic goals as productive and self-sufficient members of their communities.

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Propelling towards a productive future


Scholarships Given


Laws Changed


Youth Empowered


upcoming events
September, December, March, June

Community Policing Series

Series of quarterly panel discussions focused on effective community policing and police accountability.

September 10, 2022: 12:00-1:30pm ET

The ADF will present a virtual program featuring the organization "Family and Friends of the Wrongfully Convicted."

February 2, 2023, Transforming tragedy into Opportunities

reBirth Gala

ADF's biggest fundraising event and scholarship drive commemorating Amadou's life and legacy.

December 2022

ADF Youth Summit

To set off our year-long Bridging the Divide Initiative, the ADF Youth Summit is a half-day virtual conference that brings together youths from across ADFs global community to share their ideas and concerns, connect, and build community in finding solutions for pressing social issues that continue to undermine global development.

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