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To be frank these amazing projects that I’m involved in need our money to do more great work! I’ve personally vetted their ethics and effectiveness.
I promise when you donate you are helping grassroots heroes do the work that they were born to do!


16 Bars Real Life House

We’re excited about the REAL LIFE HOUSE and REAL LIFE Community Center in Richmond, Virginia, but also through expansion in other jails/prisons and our newly implemented program. For pregnant women battling addiction. Your donation and support will directly support our ability to carry out our mission to assist individuals who have been impacted by incarceration or those battling addiction to overcome barriers and obstacles faced within the community that hinder their prosperity and their ability to have a thriving future.


Dr. Terence N Thomas Scholarship

Lifting up young, gifted and Black students! 

Students must maintain a 3.0 annual GPA in order to continue their scholarship award into the following academic year. This scholarship has an average retention rate of 98% annually! We presently have doctors, lawyers, communication specialists, clergy, accountants, international business specialists, elected officials, educators, social workers, business owners and pharmacist graduates! And most return to Milwaukee to become community thought leaders. It’s working! Established in 1992 after the tragic death of Speech’s older brother Terry, the Dr. Terence N Thomas Scholarship was endowed with $20,000 by the Thomas family and another $25,000 was given by Speech the following year. The Scholarship fund was incorporated in Wisconsin as a 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation. Next year we will surpass the $ 1 million dollar mark in stipends to students from neighborhoods often described as at-risk.