A NON- PROFIT THAT PROMOTES WHOLENESS AND UNITY WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY THROUGH MENTORSHIP, EMPOWERING CONTENT AND CREATING EXPERIENCES.
WE POUR INTO THE COMMUNITY.
We throw an event called LA Homecoming, is a Black Tie fundraising event that brings HBCU culture to Los Angeles, while raising funds to support Black students in low income areas.
We had our first event in 2018
In 2018, 200 kids impacted through school supply care packages
In 2020 we pivoted to a virtual event.
We raised funding for computers for 100 kids who had to stay home for school during the pandemic.
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