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I C HOPE Foundation
About I C HOPE: The Making a New Reality Foundation
|The foundation is a social entrepreneur program that exists to educate, train, invest in and nourish the growth of girls and girls of color as global change leaders and to combat the negative impacts of low self-esteem, poor self-image, poor self-acceptance, underdevelopment of anger management skills, eating disorders, childhood obesity and limited access to affirmative role models and affirmative career opportunities in media, advertising, law and the entertainment industry.
We define SocialPreneures™ (pronounced: sō-shəl-prə-nûr) as individuals applying business entrepreneurial skills, experiences and training to combat social problems and challenges that are limiting their vision and ability to achieve greatness. We utilize experiential learning and new technology, new media channels and entertainment platforms to educate girls and at-risk girls ages 8-18 in developing self-help leadership skills. Using these new skills, the girls can guide themselves to healthy recoveries, interventions and sustainable core value systems that strengthen their ability to mature into healthy citizens and contribute to healthy communities. It is not a passive experience, but an aggressive personal development plan that translates into sustainable product and revenue streams by and for the well-being of the participants.
One of our affiliate programs is under the brand name G.U.R.L.S Rock. G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership is a new forum for change catalysts. We are a unique global community linked by the Internet to form a private-public social entrepreneur partnership platform. As a thought leadership program of the I C HOPE: The Making a New Reality Foundation, Inc., we exist to create and produce programs, products and services promoting social change leadership, innovations, educational excellence, volunteerism, social responsibility and sustainable change. We are multidisciplinary and seek to provide resources to align with like-minded change agents who seek to create solutions and generate measurable results and positive outcomes. We are multicultural and are committed to inclusions and generating platforms where women and people of color are engaged in and leading social change. In accomplishing our mission, we will focus on service to America, education and mentoring, wealth creation, engaging entertainment and new media paradigms engineered to transform the images of who is and who can be a leader to amply include people of color in leadership roles.
2011 Year in Review
To Promote Self-esteem and Confidence Among Girls and Women
G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program is acting in unity with the Confidence Coalition to support girls and women in building positive experiences and confidence. “We are honored to join the Coalition, which includes such prestigious members as Geena Davis' Institute on Gender in Media, Girl Scouts of the USA, The White House Project, CARE International, and others," said Dr. Raye Mitchell, CEO of the G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program.
New book supports G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership
“The Evolution of Brilliance,” a bridge to charity
Dr. Raye Mitchell demonstrates that leading women in America have much in common with girls from 8 – 18 years old. Mitchell placed words of self-respect and success from notable female role models, past and present, into the inspiring anthology. The Evolution of Brilliance: Voices Celebrating the Importance of Women (ISBN: 0-97-86658-2-1) offers refreshing views of life and the numerous roles of women in it. To extend the connection with girls even further, proceeds from the sales of this anthology support New Reality Foundation’s G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program.