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The 1862 Project

Through the movement that is Reclaiming My Time, we are committed to bringing forth the unheard voices of women who fought for righteousness and in justice, progressive, empowering women who collectively envision a world whereby women of color have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive.

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Why the Number "1862" ?

The number is symbolic of the year in which Mary Jane Patterson became the first African-American woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Also, that number signifies the targeted goal The Shadow Foundation would like to reach in order to send 1,862 young women ranging in ages 18 through 21 (whose mothers are incarcerated) to college over the next decade. After all, knowledge is power.

By and large, this event serves as a golden opportunity to change the narrative of our communities. Therefore, we can come together and exemplify the meaning of love for our community by reminding the world of our longstanding inheritance of strength, wealth and power of our ancestors. As a result, clearly, it is time that our voices are heard.

This historical event is scheduled for August 7, 2022 in Atlanta and will be held at the Legacy Center. We are, in fact, planning a small gathering with participation via YouTube along with a Zoom Conference as a strategic way to reach those around the globe. In addition and most importantly, our organization would love for you to participate in this historical event.

You too can help The Shadow Foundation and The JAS Connection unite by way of One Million Women of Color worldwide in hopes of supporting the mission of this credible non-profit organization.

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Why the number "1862"

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The Mango Tree Girls School

The Shadow Foundation will also donate a percentage of the proceeds to The Mango Tree Girls Secondary School.

The Mango Tree Girls School

The school is located in Homabay County, in Rachuonyo North Sub-county in Western Kenya.

The school  is intended to offer quality world class education to 360 girls when fully functional, with the capacity to expand to 420 girls from all walks of life.

All classes will have three streams of 30-35 students running from Form 1 to Form 4 under the Kenyan secondary school education system. The school facility will become the safe space within the entire region for all girls and young women.

You can find out more from their website by clicking on the button below.

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