Making A Difference While Making Her Mark

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Amanda A. Ebokosia, 26, Founder and CEO, The Gem Project

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.

Read the Forbes story, then learn more about Amanda and The Gem Project.