Chairman's Message

I am excited about what this Foundation will become and the young men we will be able to inspire to become leaders in their communities.

The Diamond Empowerment Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as specified in section 501(c) (3) of the internal revenue code to conduct activities that are charitable within the meaning of the code.  The corporation’s charitable and educational objective is to develop leadership skills in children between 10 and 18 years of age while monitoring, encouraging, and rewarding outstanding academic performance.  We aspire to assist parents by offering these children mentoring, tutoring, and occupational and career guidance. These educational activities are delivered through workshops, conferences and extra-curricular activities.  

The early accomplishments of this foundation have been the result of the dedication and work of professional men located in the New Jersey communities of Maplewood, Orange, South Orange, West Orange and East Orange.  Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers, Mayors, Police Officers, Sheriffs, Students, Architects, Business Executives, Entrepreneurs, Municipal Workers and men from all professions are dedicated to help these young men achieve their dreams.

There is so much to accomplish with these young men and we will achieve our objectives because like a diamond their lives and their hopes and dreams are precious.


Thanks for reading,

Jerry Graves