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Dear Friend:

Our society has experienced an influx of immigrants and low-income students in the urban cities and neighborhoods for the past several decades.  Immigrant parents work to earn a living and have little time to properly get acquainted with resources in their community.  Consequently, immigrant students coming from such humble backgrounds are prone to getting involved in gangs or other illegal activity. Most of this youth have a tremendous potential to be productive and agents that will positively change our society.  That’s why the Enlightened Initiative was created.

The Enlightened Initiative is a week-long leadership summer program that gives low-income immigrant  youth the opportunity to participate in network building activities, improve learning, increase cultural competence, expand science and math knowledge and develop keen communication skills while fostering friendships and ties that would be lasting and beneficial.

You or your company has the tremendous ability to make a difference on youth at risk.

I would like to formally invite you to partner with us in touching the lives of low-income immigrant youth by contributing financially or through the provision of services to the Enlightened Initiative (EI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

We are currently gathering momentum with students, volunteers, professionals, and community leaders from different states plus the District of Columbia.  The targeted populations include grades 7th to 12th immigrant and low-income youths. The Enlightened Initiative has provided the following activities to its delegates:

  • A six-day week full of seminars and activities pertaining to the development of:
    • leadership skills,
    • cultural, educational, and life-training skills,
    • communication skills
    • decision-making skills
    • character building and mental wellness
    • fostering interests in math and science
  • All of the activities are geared towards developing the whole child and teaching the students different strategies that can in turn be implemented into their lives, homes, schools, and communities.
  • Program will be located in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Please feel free to contact us by e-mail at or call us at 301-273-5866 if you have any further questions or would like to arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time to discuss your commitment with Enlightened Initiative.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to speaking with you.

*If you have already decided your contribution Please send your gift on a check to the above address or give your contribution by credit or debit card here

Enlightened Initiative (EI)
6204 Old Valley Court,
Alexandria, VA 22310

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