Member's Tiffani Artis and Reema Hoshan take one last glimpse of our autism quilt

Photo of The Day: Two members gaze at our autism quilt portrait, which we are set to give away on 4/25/12 to Rutgers SPAA

On April 25, 2012- The Gem Project will give away, through a special gifting ceremony, our autism quilt portait.  The autism quilt portrait’s pieces were made in 2008, when the statistics were 1 in 150. Two years later when the quilt was built, the statistics became 1 in 110 children would be affected by autism. Today [...]

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[The Gem Project Define Real Beauty Campaign]- Was a cover story in FGBG Magazine, earlier this year!

  ( Visit The Gem Project Define Real Beauty Campaign Official Website Here) The Gem Project Define Real Beauty staff has some updates for you! We had several this year. Today, we want to share with you some tear sheets from a recent magazine feature. We were featured in the January/February edition of For Girls By [...]

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The Future Of Education Depends On Innovation, Hello Khan Academy

  Our students are willing to fight for the more traditional approach to education, keeping more teachers in the classroom, according to a recent debate competition conducted by the Gem Project’s interactive literacy program. February sparked an interesting question for young students who are enrolled in New Horizon Community Charter School. One February afternoon, students gathered to [...]

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The Gem Project Youth Public Debate Competition: March Topic- Instituting a ban on ‘Saggy Pants’ in the nation’s largest school system!

Program Info: Through the Gem Project Interactive Literacy Program, we are hosting a series of youth led debate competitions! March’s Debate Topic: Should the largest school system in our nation, New York City, institute a ban of wearing  ‘saggy pants’  in schools? Background Info: Serving over 1.1 million students, New York City is the largest school [...]

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The Gem Project’s Guest Post on Friends of Ebonie: a resource for philanthropists, nonprofits, and leaders!

  A message to our friends and supporters: We recently found out yesterday that our founder, Amanda A. Ebokosia, was chosen by Ebonie Johnson Cooper, founder of http://friendsofebonie.com, to feature a guest post as part of her Women’s History Month highlight. It is truly an honor that Friends of Ebonie gave us the platform to talk about [...]

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The Social Media Buzz: @ The Gem Project Mini “Write” Summit

The Gem Project Mini “Write” Summit: We highlighted and  raised funds for 4 organizations: The Gem Project, Inc., She’s The First, FP Youth Outcry Foundation, and The Miss Newark Pageant.  It was a great event  that  garnered the interest of many aspiring writers and social media mavens! Yes, everyone was tweeting with our event hashtag, [...]

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