The Diamond Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization. The foundation was created in 2003 with the goal of enhancing scholarship opportunities for youth in our local community. Since its inception, the foundation has provided scholarships annually. Through its scholarship programs and grants, the foundation has provided over $200,000 in awards . We believe that the investment in our youth is the greatest service that we can provide. We know that such an investment will grow multi-fold to create our next generation of engineers, educators, business leaders, physicians and lawyers. In addition to our scholarship program, we proudly support the New Brunswick Alumni Kappa League Program. This is youth development and mentoring program for young men from 7th to 12th grade which focuses on academic preparedness, leadership training and personal etiquette and accountability. The Diamond Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of the New Brunswick Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
WHAT DO YOU SEE, WHEN YOU SEE ME?
The Diamond Foundation Inc. strongly believes that Black Lives Matter. We support all individuals, organizations and programs that promote racial equality and look to help eradicate systemic racism from our society. The New Brunswick Alumni (NBA) Kappa League program created a video which asks a simple question, "What Do You See, When You See Me?" Far too often young Black males are judged based on what people see first, their skin color. The narrative of who and what they are at times seems predetermined and negative. This video asks for viewers to search themselves for biases and identifies how an initial impression based on appearance can be deceptive.
CLASS OF 2020 NBA KAPPA LEAGUE COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Diamond Foundation Inc. hosts an annual scholarship luncheon to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of young people in our community. This year, COVID-19 changed those plans. Remaining committed to service, we had to adapt to the current situation and create a new plan. For the graduating class of the New Brunswick Alumni (NBA) Kappa League, we sponsored senior gift boxes for the 11 seniors. Each gift box contained a business portfolio, their graduation Kappa League bow tie, an embroidered graduation stole and the book, The Laws of Power by Robert Greene. In addition to this, they each received a bow tie with an personalized and autographed message from teenage entrepreneur and designer Moziah Bridges of Mo's Bows (mosbowsmemphis.com). Here is their video making their college announcements.