Diamond In the RAW

The Diamond in the RAW organization encourages teen girls to dream big and pursue extraordinary S.T.E.A.M. professions, executive level and entertainment related careers.

Founded in 2005 as a Non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization, Diamond in the RAW Foundation serves as a deterrent to gang violence, date rape, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy and abuse that often lead to destructive cycles in at-risk communities. We accomplish our mission through our HIP/N/SMART, Job Development, Sista2sista mentorship, Concepts in a BOX Leadership & Film Boot Camp, and our Financial Fitness Programs.

Within our programs we use creativity and the arts to inspire positive change and encourage those who are in doubt to find their own self worth and believe in unlimited possibilities. Additionally, we host a variety of fundraisers to support our mission, such as the Diamond in the RAW Celebrity & Stuntwomen’s Awards Luncheon.

Our intent is to enhance and nurture at-risk youth by nurturing their ambitions for future endeavors. In addition we seek to educate, provide resources and information, as well as promote professional development that will build an integrated network of service systems compatible with our mission. In order to accomplish this vision we will need you.  For more information visit the Diamond in the RAW website.


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