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The Impact of the Layers of Black History Events

To Date, We Have Hosted The Following Events:

  • The Layers of Black History Gala Series

  • The "Little" Layers of Black History Gala Series

  • A Brunch of Haircare Workshops

  • "Pages & Plates" 

What's Else Is Coming In 2024:

  • The "Men Raising Black Boys" Conference Series

  • School Visits & Classroom Readings

  • Free Community Book Fairs 

  • Layered Conversations: A Podcast Series 

Donation Recipients

Sooo...where have we donated to?


Since February 2021...

Schools & Education Organizations Impacted:

  • 315 books donations to the Palmyra (PA) Area School District

  • 50 books to Steelton-Highspire (PA) 

  • 175 books to Cambridgeport Elementary School (MA)

  • 400 books to Harrisburg (PA) Area Schools

  • 40 books donated to Arapaho Charter School - Wind River Indian Reservation, (WY)

  • 1,325 books donated to children and individuals while serving as vendors at events

  • 300 books in "Free Libraries" in Palmyra (PA), Harrisburg (PA), and Cambridge, (MA)

  • 100 books donated to Friendship Ideal Charter School in Washington (D.C.) 

  • $4,000 of scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary careers

Community Organizations Impacted:

  • 400 books donated to The Caring Cupboard Food Pantry 

  • 100 books donated to Friday Night Hype -Equity Roadmap (Cambridge, MA)

  • 50 pounds of non-perishable food items donated to The Caring Cupboard

Businesses Impacted

  • 120 books placed in Central Pa. and Greater Boston Area coffee shops

  • 1 bookshelf placed in Sweet & Savory Cafe Hershey (PA)

  • $7,000+ spent with local, small businesses to cater, host, and vend our events ​​

Do you have an organization, business, or school that you feel would be a great partner? Contact us via email at

Scholarship Impact

In 2022, our first year of giving, we were able to award three students for their hard work and in the classroom and their post secondary education path. The scholarship dollar amounts between the three recipients totaled $2,500. These funds were raised through grassroots initiatives and the Inaugural Layers of Black History Gala. Each year we are looking to exceed the previous year total. Our scholarship impact sectors are: Education & Post Secondary Success, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Family Support, Media & Journalism, and S.T.E.A.M. 

Pictured are the winners of the "Black Boy Brilliance" Scholarship. A scholarship awarded to two Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school Seniors that are furthering their education in the field of STEAM.

Pictured is the winner of the Johnna Tansimore and Corey Dupree "Ethos" Scholarship. This awarded is given to a Milton Hershey School Senior that is furthering education in the field of Community Service.

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