The Innovative Community Engagement Foundation was founded in 2014 with a steadfast resolution to aid those in low-resource areas throughout the state of Florida. Over the years, our impact has grown nationwide but we have remained focused on what we truly seek to have the most impact on: the lives of children. As a true charity, we help everyone in need with no exception. In our pursuit to remove the impediments that keep students from getting the most out of their education, we learned that we have a duty to try our best to remedy the deleterious effects of the systemic inequalities woven into our society. These have been built through the brutal legacy of institutionalized inequities like slavery, Jim Crow laws, voter disenfranchisement, housing redlines, and police brutality, to name a few. We cannot achieve our mission of stimulating different segments of society through mentorship, service, and professional development if we do not fully address, without mental reservation, these fundamental issues.
We unequivocally stand on the side of the protesters who are protesting not just the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, but all Black people and people of color who have been killed, and, frighteningly, could be killed, as a result of racial prejudice.