WE POUR INTO THE COMMUNITY.
We throw an event called LA Homecoming, a formal fundraising event that brings HBCU culture to Los Angeles, while raising funds for HBCU scholarships to support Black students. This year's theme is "All White Soiree" featuring a special performance by Travis Porter. Let's turn up while we give back! Check out our previous events.
Date: Oct. 22, 2023 - 3PM to 9PM
Attire: All White, Dress to Impress
Ticket Includes: Open Bar + Food by Krunches
No other community is as marginalized as our Black youth. We believe it is our responsibility to make sure the next generation is not only well equipped to establish a prominent future but discover wholeness in the process. Our mentorship program, "Becoming" will involve bi-weekly development workshops, college and career prep as well as mental and spiritual support. Becoming, will be launched officially in Jan. 2024.
Melissa Eno Effa is a filmmaker from Atlanta, based in LA. She is a half Nigerian, half Bahamian, first generation American. She grew up well immersed in all things Black culture.
She discovered that there were very little programs that focused on mentoring Black youth in Los Angeles. That's when she decided to do something and start Whole & Seen.
After seeing Beyonce's Coachella performance, she was inspired to bring HBCU culture to LA, with a Black Tie event that raises money towards scholarships for Black youth in low income areas, while funding this mentoring program