project leader
Samaria R
location
6117 St. Clair
(St. Clair / Superior)
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the project

The vision of the Tamir Rice Foundation is to invest in the growth and enrichment of children. 

We envision a world in which all children feel safe, nurtured and valued—especially in their darkest times.

The stakes have never been higher in the fight to protect our young people—a sweet sixteen is a coming age celebration marking a teenager’s transition from childhood to young adulthood. However, it is a milestone that Tamir Rice and a growing number of young people will never reach.

On June 14, 500 invited distinguished guests, youth, and a host of family and friends will gather at the Cleveland Museum of Art for an evening of  encouraging words and performances that will uplift the spirit and reaffirm our commitment to make the world a safe and more just place—especially for children.

Our goal is to raise $21,000.00 for Tamir’s Sweet Sixteen and to renovate the old Slovenian Daily News building into the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Center. The Center, located in Cleveland's St. Clair neighborhood will provide arts, cultural, and educational programs for children from ages 10-19 years old. 

Tamir and his young sister,Tajai, loved the arts because it helped them to express their feelings in postive ways.

With your support, we can create world in which all children feel safe, nurtured and valued—especially in their darkest times.

the steps

APRIL

The Tamir Rice Afrocentric Center:

  • Transfer Title
  • Building Inspection 

Tamir's Sweet Sixteen:

  • Finalize Contracts
  • Public Announcement 
  • Marketing
  • Ticket Sales Open

MAY

The Tamir Rice Afrocentric Center:

  • Hire Contractor

Tamir's Sweet Sixteen:

  • Community Engagement
  • Give away 100 complimentary Tickets to students 16+
  • Ticket Sales Continue
  • Engage Volunteers

JUNE

Tamir's Sweet Sixteen:

  • Wellness session for mothers affected by state sanctioned violence
  • Tamir's Sweet Sixteen at Cleveland Museum of Art

why we're doing it

Young black men are 9x more likely than other Americans to be killed by law enforcement officers.

On November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice, was shot and killed by Cleveland police officers outside of the recreation center where he frequently played. The Killing of Tamir Rice sparked national outrage and has influenced police reform and juvenile rights reform efforts across the country.

Since then, Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, has joined the fight to protect our young people. In 2018, she founded the Tamir Rice Foundation.

The Tamir Rice Foundation's Afrocentric Center, set to break ground in 2019, will provide arts, cultural, and educational programming for children to achieve self-determinarion.

budget

 

  • Cleveland Museum of Art Space rental and tech consultant $6000
  • Event marketing materials $300
  • Lodging, Transportation & Wellness session for mothers affected by state sanctioned violence $7,200
  • Drywall and Painting of the Tamir Rice Foundation Afrocentric-Center -  $6,500

Subtotal =

20,000

ioby Platform Fee 

$35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)

$1,000

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)

$600

Total to raise =

$21,635

 

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donors

  • Ben Mahnke
  • Aimee Lambes
  • Shin-pei Tsay
  • SARAH LIDGUS
  • Nadia Owusu
  • Bethany Wall
  • Amy Keresztes
  • Anonymous
  • Greg Schisla
  • Evelyn A Burnett
  • Naomi D.
  • Jeremy V.
  • J. Schwartz
  • Kate Warren
  • Elodie
  • Monique A.
  • J. Barricelli
  • Gabrielle S.
  • Luke M.
  • Alithia
  • Terry B.
  • Lori Flynn
  • Mathew Helman
  • Anonymous
  • William E Toms
  • Brynne Zaniboni
  • Jenny Sanchez
  • Anonymous
  • Justin Garrett Moore
  • Jeffrey Sleasman
  • Charlotte Kaiser
  • Ken Nadolski
  • Erin Barnes