Our signature program RAINBOW of MOTHERS was established to develop ‘collective impact’ through the proactive engagement of multi-cultural/multi-ethnic mothers who like Mike Mike’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, have suffered and sustained the devastating and unthinkable pre-mature loss of a child. Whether from excessive police force, street or domestic violence, illness, or unforeseen tragic circumstance; Rainbow of Mothers will provide a support system of hope that includes wrap-around resources and services including but not limited to counseling, group sessions, legal advice and helpful information to assist in the restorative process of rebuilding and repurposing life after loss. Key funding implementations also include a support fund for mothers who have also sustained lost wages in the face of tragedy along with other much needed health related funded resources.
S.T.R.I.V.E.E. INSTITUTE (SIBLINGS THRIVING AND READY TO BE INVOLVED AS VALUABLE EXAMPLES OF EXCELLENCE) a RAINBOW OF MOTHERS sister program providing trauma-informed evidence based social-emotional and developmental curriculum and training for children and adolescents as they face a “new normal” in the wake of the loss of a sibling or parent. This also includes opportunities for scholarship to the “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” summer camp experience engaging youth through community service learning and group counseling opportunities.