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.Become a Part of the Change
Pathways to Success
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Propelling towards a productive future
Years of Activism & Advocacy
Youths Engaged & Empowered
This scholarship is very significant to me, my family and my life. I also breathe with relief knowing I am aided with needed support. I plan on transferring to a four-year CUNY college with a major in Cyber Security. My intention with my associate’s degree in Information Technology and my future bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security is to build technology to help women who suffer from human trafficking.
Britney PumaAmadou Diallo Scholarship Recipient
Receiving this award has given me hope that as an aspiring, young Latina professional, I can accomplish big goals. The great thing about this scholarship is that I am not the only one who receives it. Many other dedicated students have fortunately been given the same support from the Amadou Diallo Foundation. I will be continuing my dedication to my school and community with the generosity from this award. I hope to set an example for my younger siblings as a future Software Developer in Information Technology.
Jacqueline AreasAmadou Diallo Scholarship Recipient
Your donation will help me a lot because as a person living without my family in this city, I was wondering how I would be able to have a perfect academic as I wanted. But by receiving this scholarship, it will help me work less hour outside the school and be more focus on my academic. It will make my semester as a freshman easier because the classes I have for this semester need a lot of work at home so if I did not get this scholarship which allowed me to reduce my work time outside of school, I don't really know if I would be able to combine full-time work and this semester because it asks a lot of sacrifices.
Kouadio Serge KouameAmadou Diallo 2019 Scholarship Recipient
Series of quarterly panel discussions focused on effective community policing and police accountability.
Critical Issues in Justice: We look into the deaths in recent years at the Harris County jail in Houston, Texas, and issues which have been brought up. Mrs. Jacilet Griffin-Lee whose son died in Harris County jail custody joins our moderators Mr. Graham Weatherspoon and Professor Kevin Boyle. Her son, Evan Lee's death was ruled a homicide in December 2022. We are additionally joined by Mr. Marcus “Big Herc” Timmons. He shares with us his story of rebirth; one who escaped the revolving door of recidivism.
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.
This year’s Commemoration has very special significance. It also is our 10th celebration. 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. This time, we put focus on careers in the Video Gaming industry including Esports Technology.