History of the Foundation

Together, we can continue changing the world by fueling young change agents and armoring them with the tools they need to succeed within the communities, here and in Africa.

Our History

As a college senior who was both qualified and enthusiastic about a career in Journalism, Gloria was deeply saddened when she was turned down for an internship opportunity on the discriminatory basis of her non-American accent.

She realized that the road to assimilating into the American westernized community and its culture would be a challenge for herself, a proud African woman, easily distinguished by her skin tone, and rich Nigerian accent.

As she contemplated on a response to this cultural barrier, Gloria thought of the implications this obstacle will have on African and Refugee youth whose cultural identity (language, learning trajectory) are profoundly patterned by their African heritage.

It was, for this reason, Gloria embarked on establishing the non-profit organization, GK Folks Foundation.

The primary objective of this 501 (c) (3) organization is to empower African youth by providing them with invaluable tools and opportunities to successfully navigate cultural barriers and triumph within the American culture and give back to Africa.