(November 11, 2015) New York, NY – On Tuesday, December 8th New Yorkers for Seeds fundraiser event featuring an exclusive DJ performance by Questlove with media partner Tadias and cocktails courtesy of Owl’s Brew. Questlove is best known as a member of The Roots – the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he also serves as the show’s Musical Director.
The event will celebrate the organization’s mission to educate and nurture children and their families by providing quality education and community development programs in Adama, Ethiopia with The Dream School Campaign. The Dream School Campaign launched in October 2014 with a goal to raise $2.2 Million in two-years to fund the creation of an Ethiopian Academy and community center to serve up to 600 students, their families and the Adama community at large. It will meet the most rigorous international academic standards and prepare its students to succeed in high school, college and beyond.
Featured in WABC, NBC, Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, D Magazine and more, Seeds of Africa is a leading organization offering a successful business model for assisting communities in Africa with the tools to accomplish educational and entrepreneurial development. Founder Atti Worku, Miss Ethiopia 2005 and a former fashion model, created the organization in 2006 after seeing a gap in the access to quality education and community development programs for children, young adults and other communities in her home country of Ethiopia.
WHAT: New Yorkers for Seeds Annual Fundraiser
Tickets can be purchased HERE:
WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6PM – 7PM: VIP Reception with Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
7PM – 10PM
WHO: DJ Performance by Questlove; Atti Worku, Founder, Seeds of Africa; Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Following, 24, The Good Wife); Cakes da Killa (music artist), Alexander Soros, Founder, The Alexander Soros Foundation; more VIPs TBA.
WHERE: Studio 450
450 West 31st Street
About Seeds of Africa (www.seedsofafrica.org)
Seeds of Africa is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate and nurture children and their families by providing quality education and community development programs in Adama, Ethiopia. We move beyond the traditional aid model by shifting from mere relief efforts, to providing students, families, and communities with the resources and skills they need to support themselves and find local solutions to fight poverty, increase civic participation, and enhance community re-investment.