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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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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.

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

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.

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 4, 2023, 9:00am-4:00pm EST

Amadou Diallo Youth Arts and Sci-Tech Day

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.