211 Community Impact (211Ci) has worked tirelessly in the City of Newark for the last decade to improve the social, economic, and political status of the underserved population in the community. Founder Dupre 'DoItAll' Kelly and Executive Director, Rahmean ‘Pops’ Moore have given out nearly 300 Chromebooks, hosted several toy donation drives, collected hundreds of non perishable food items and sponsored coat drives that have assisted almost 1,000 families. 211Ci has two main goals; (1) to educate youth and adults through community education programs, public policy information, forums and resources that build the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective exercise of civil rights in a democratic society and (2) to build our community's civic capacity to support, monitor and advocate for policy reform and provide forums for the community to be informed about public policies that impact their daily lives and engaged in the policy-making process.
To accomplish these goals, 211Ci is setting out to partner with other community based organizations and businesses to create targeted results-based initiatives that help to narrow our target market and provide better results. While these goals aim to assist youth and adults, 211Ci wants future initiatives to specifically benefit niche audiences, like women in the Essex County, NJ area. After working on several community projects together, and considering their long-standing history of service to the community, it became apparent that International Youth Organization (IYO) would be the perfect partner for 211Ci's first initiative, the Women's Impact Network.
IYO is the first partnership named in the WIN Initiative. Co-Founder & Executive Director, Carolyn B.T. Wallace, has been referenced as a matriarch in the City of Newark for her 50+ years of service to the community, her consistent love for her people, and her outpouring of spiritual wisdom & guidance. Mrs. Wallace has been leading an organization that influenced some of New Jersey’s top women in power, including our distinguished guest and Governor Murphy’s Lt. Governor, Sheila Oliver. 211Ci aims to collaborate with IYO to ensure that businesses and organizations led by women in the City of Newark have access to resources, activities, and mentorships to assist in the advancement of women across multiple generations and cultures.
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211 Community Impact
Our mission is to stimulate interest in community issues and foster action for change by providing innovative community education programs, public policy information and resources, and forums for active community engagement and inclusive decision-making in Newark.
International Youth Organization
International Youth Organization’s mission is to empower disenfranchised youth and their families to take responsibility for themselves and their community through programs and services that promote positive social and civic values; to create opportunities for self-improvement through academic instruction, employability training, community service; and to implement intervention strategies designed to foster stabilization and neighborhood preservation.