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Empower’em is an organization run by Women of Colour (WOC) to help WOC build confidence through personal and professional growth. Nayaelah Siddiqui was part of our 2020 Summer Amplified cohort after noticing a gap in the services offered in her community for Muslim women like herself. Soon, the organization would grow to include all women of colour.
Cuts for kids was created by Ibrahim Musa, who was inspired by his experiences growing up as a refugee and feeling different from his peers. From taking the scissors to his teddy bear’s fur and then his own hair, to creating this organization that provides young kids from low-income families with haircuts free of charge, he aims to help kids feel confident in themselves no matter what.
Run by another Summer Amplified alum, Abdul Muse, Woke Studios is a music company that provides Afro-diverse artists with opportunities to develop their skills, produce and promote their work.
As an award-winning Afro-soul artist known as KAR33M, Abdul creates narrative-style music inspired by his favourite genres like Afrobeat, Hip Hop, R&B and Soul.
Hope is Famous is created by one of our most recent Summer Amplified Fellows, Nathan MonPremier. The organization aims to spread a message of hope through their clothing, and has since partnered with the Salvation Army and has been recognized by the Orleans Star.