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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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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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Equitable Tech Training for Sustainable Development

Technology is a key platform that can be leveraged to solve pressing socio-economic issues; and, the ADF, along with key partners, is on a mission to support the training of the next generation of technovators and techpreneurs.

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Preparing Young People to Lead the Future

The ADF sees the empowerment of young people as the key to building stronger, equitable societies for all. The ADF supports young people with scholarships, leadership development and mentorship opportunities in positioning them to lead in their communities and the future.

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Propelling towards a productive future


Scholarships Given


Years of Activism & Advocacy


Youths Engaged & Empowered


upcoming events
September, December, March, June

Community Policing Series

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

January 2024, check back soon for date & time

The next forum will focus on trauma. Check back soon for more information.

September 9, 2023, 12:00pm-1:30pm EST

Critical Issues in Justice

September 12, 2023, 9:00am-11:00am EST

Community & College Completion: Impact Issues

The CUNY system in New York City attracts wonderful students. Nevertheless, successful transfers to senior colleges for community college students and graduation rates remain important topics.

February 3, 2024, All-day event (Roughly 9:00am-4:00pm EST)

Amadou Diallo Youth Arts and Sci-Tech Day

Location: Bronx Community college, NYC, New York. The year 2024’s Commemoration also has very special significance. It marks 25 years since Amadou died. We share Amadou's vision for success and brilliance with thousands of young people in the United States and Africa. Middle school, high school, and college students participate in art, science and technology activities.