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KNOWLEDGE-FIRST
February 28, 2010

Knowledge-First, lead by Mr. James Allen and a superior number of artistic leaders have brought a extra special body of support to our children and families that are in critical need of training, development and tutoring. Prior to their arrival and involvement there was definitely no creative resource available to our community, absolutely none. The schools had all but stooped and the students in need or development, extra support and creative discovery were all headed into negative homes and no artistic discovery. Not only has Knowledge- First met that need, but many of the organizations are beginning to realize it is programs like Knowledge-First that are missing in their structures and needs to be replicated. Finally, I myself was creatively nurtured through a program like Knowledge- First, I played the drum in a small Christian/Community band and although I never could fully read the music and played by ear, it was the sensitive mentoring and exposure that made a tremendous difference in my life. Today, I take that seriously in realizing that many of our youth have no options and thus the results of, well you should know, if not open up the paper in any large American city. I highly support, applaud and will continue to encourage the work of Knowledge-First, its dynamic instructors and the future of its success in our community. As a ‘Preacher” for the past 30 years, I can only Thank God, that Knowledge-First is on the front lines with us and Thank You for any support, honors, recognition and resources that your organization can provide. As I always say, It’s A Blessing. If for any reason, I can add to this or present on behalf of Knowledge-First, please feel free to contact me at (281) 546-8168, I will be happy to do whatever is needed. Thank you for this opportunity to share.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Mr. Allen, because of his rich background in education, his sincere spirit for development and honest desire to prove that our at-risk youth can succeed has brought a breath of fresh air and future potential to our community and families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I am the executive director of Real Urban Ministry, Inc. We are a 501c3 that is aimed at ‘elimination of prejudice and discrimination and to work towards building a multicultural community”. Our community and faith partners’ number o.