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Bizzell Sponsors CLIA Inspiring Voices Awards

Bizzell Sponsors CLIA Inspiring Voices Awards

Community Law in Action (CLIA) is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to become transformative leaders, decision makers, and inspirational voices for social justice. CLIA’s programs use a youth–adult partnership model in which young people and caring adult professionals work in true collaboration and achieve collective impact through learning, advocating, and inspiring change. CLIA leads two programs for young people—CLIA’s Law & Leadership Academies at Baltimore City high schools and the statewide Just Kids Campaign. CLIA’s Law & Leadership Academy introduces Baltimore City students to law and policy while teaching them to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, active citizens, and community leaders. The Just Kids Campaign is a statewide advocacy campaign working to stop the automatic prosecution of youth as adults in Maryland. To learn more about CLIA’s programs, visit www.cliayouth.org.

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The Bizzell Staff Donated Computer to Walker Jones Education Campus

Walker-Jones Education Campus is a prekindergarten through 8th grade community-based school whose mission is to provide each student with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning through the four core principles of knowledge, service, leadership, and character. In 2018, in an effort to support this learning environment, the Bizzell staff donated a few dozen computers to this Education Center.

Bizzell Provided Sponsorship Support for the Annual Fortune Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser

Bizzell Provided Sponsorship Support for the Annual Fortune Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser

The Fortune Foundation hosted its first annual Fortune Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Society Lounge in Silver Spring, MD, from 3 pm to 7 pm.  The event boasted a guest list of more than 250 attendees who experienced an afternoon of food, live music, guest speakers, raffles, and much more. The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) was one of the many sponsors for this charitable event.

The Fortune Foundation—established in 2013—is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enrich the lives of minority youth by offering educational scholarships, leadership development, mentoring and tutoring, and college preparation to high school students living in South Florida and the Washington metropolitan area. The goal was to equip the participating youth in these areas with the resources to become next-generation leaders and positively impact their surrounding communities and society as a whole.

The event was held to support the Fortune Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded each year to three graduating minority high school seniors who excel academically and exemplify outstanding leadership. Donations and contributions to the organization will also allow the organization to offer minority students a range of enrichment opportunities, such as college fairs and field trips.

The Fortune Foundation focuses primarily on the areas of academic excellence, leadership, mentorship, and college readiness. “Bizzell believes in giving back to our community, particularly our youth, who will be tomorrow’s leaders,” Bizzell CEO, Dr. Anton Bizzell, said in a statement. “When presented with this opportunity, we jumped at the chance to offer support as a sponsor.”

To learn more about the Fortune Foundation, visit: http://www.fortune-foundation.com.

The Fortune Foundation was established in 2013. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of minority youth by offering educational scholarships, leadership development, mentoring and tutoring, and college preparation to high school students living in South Florida and the Washington metropolitan area. Through the Fortune Foundation’s programs, our youth will be groomed to become next-generation leaders and make a profound impact on their communities and society as a whole.