Making A Difference While Making Her Mark
While still a student in the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Amanda Ebokosia, Class of 2008, established the non-profit Gem Project. Now her accomplishment -- and indirectly, The Gem Project -- is being recognized by no less than Forbes magazine, which has named her to its list of “30 under 30.” Forbes writes, “This Nigerian-American founded the non-profit Gem Project while still a sophomore at Rutgers University. Six years later, she's helped over 1,200 young people ages 4 to 24 give back to their communities through service-based enrichment programs, such as entrepreneurial contests and filming educational public service announcements.” Now 26, Ebokosia is Gem’s CEO.
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