First Kingdom Management & Be A King Lyfe Foundation
Bernice's 60th Birthday Celebration
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TO BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING CHARITABLE EFFORTS:
The King Center
The Martin L. King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change is the official, living national and international memorial dedicated to the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Led today by his youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, the King Center focuses on educating the world about Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology through Nonviolence365 education and training experiences and the rich historical, cultural and intellectual resources of the King Library and Archives. Please refer to the King Center’s website for more information | Website
Southern Youth Development Center
Started almost twenty years by Civil Rights Activist Doris Crenshaw SYLDI has served as an incubator for leadership development to youth from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. Guided by Doris’ vision SYLDI teaches young people to combat the iniquities in education through civic literacy, social & emotional empowerment, and critical thinking. SYLDI inspires, cultivates, and teaches young people with leadership potential to believe in their voice, imagination and sense of self to bring a more disciplined & creative approach to problem identification and resolution of issues that impact education policies. | Website
Be A King Lyfe Foundation
Founded by Dr. Bernice A. King in July 2012, Be A King Lfye Foundation is a public philanthropic nonprofit organization that seeks funding to enhance other nonprofits whose mutual interest is to educate and promote the social welfare of all human beings so that each individual can “Live Your Full Essence (LYFE)” as God intended life to be. Key areas of interest include youth empowerment, environmental and social justice and sustainability, and home ownership.
Our Neighbors House Educational Center in Liberia
Our Neighbor’s House Educational Center (ONHEC) is an ongoing current development project for the creation of a multi-faceted, multi-generational facility in Liberia, West Africa. ONHEC’s vision is to inspire and educate Liberia’s youths; provide vocational skills to help increase job opportunities; and develop the next generation of leaders who will help meet the critical, social and, economic needs of the West African nation. The Center, located in Marshall, Liberia, will include a junior high academy, a senior high academy, computer & professionalism classes, sewing classes, a leadership institute, and auto mechanic classes. | Website
Be A King Scholarship
Be A King Scholarship was established by Dr. Bernice A. King. The endowment scholarship at Spelman College was created in honor of her mother’s memory who was an author, influential national and international civil rights leader, human rights advocate and, the architect of the King Legacy and founder of the Martin L. King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students with financial needs who major in psychology or education and who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to civic engagement, community service and volunteerism. Please refer to the Be A King Scholarship on Spelman College’s website | Website
Christine King Farris Scholarship
The Christine King Farris Legacy Scholarship was established by members of the King, Farris, and Watkins families and supported by the Christine King Farris Legacy Foundation in honor of Professor Emerita, Dr. Christine King Farris; in recognition of her fifty-six years as a Spelman Education Professor, seven years as an Atlanta Public School educator, and her life-long service as a leader in the Atlanta community. Eligible candidates will be full-time, sophomore or junior undergraduate students who are pursuing either of the education concentrations. Preference will be given to a student who is or has been a part of the Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS) program, that may include the Women of Excellence in Leadership series and others. The student(s) must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.