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Anthony Browder is a renowned author, publisher, cultural historian, artist and educational consultant and has lectured extensively throughout the USA, Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Japan and Europe, on issues related to African and African American history and culture.


Mr. Browder is the founder and director of IKG Cultural Resource Center. He has traveled to Egypt 54 times since 1980 and is currently director of the ASA Restoration Project, which is funding the excavation and restoration of the 25th dynasty tomb of Karakhamun in Luxor, Egypt. Browder is the first African American to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt and has

conducted 23 archeological missions to Egypt since 2009. All of his publications are currently being used in classrooms around the world.


African Ancestry, Inc. ( is the pioneer of genetic ancestry tracing for Black people around the world. They utilize the largest database of African lineages in the world to accurately assess present-day African countries of origin and tribes for people of African descent.


African Ancestry is a Black owned company and employs Black scientists, geneticists, and staff. Their work has impacted the lives of more than 1,000,000 people including consumers, communities, and renown notables to help them connect with the roots of their family tree. African Ancestry does not research, sell, or share DNA results or any customer information, period. All samples are destroyed at the lab following analysis. 

Partnering with ALI is fundamental to our mission of transforming the way that Black people view themselves by understanding the roots of their family trees. We look forward to contributing to the transformative effect that the ALI program will have on the young people who participate.

Dr. Gina Paige

President and Co-founder

African Ancestry


Crucial Learning (formerly Vital Smarts), is an award winning learning and development organization whose training programs have been used by more than two million people and over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies to improve productivity, relationships, and overall performance. The behaviors that are taught help people to engage in healthy and beneficial dialogue around risky topics that often lead to unhealthy and/or damaged relationships, poor and non-productive outcomes, or even worse, violent outcomes.


When Crucial Conversations skills are learned and implemented, dialogue becomes compassionate yet honest; wherein mutual purpose and mutual respect are found and created, and outcomes are healthy and productive.


Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County has been making a positive impact on Mercer County youth for more than 80 years. Their

programs focus on overall youth development in building youth's "40 developmental assets" to help them make the successful transition into adulthood. The Club utilizes evidence-based and best practice programs to reach these outcomes.


To this end, Club members are more likely to graduate from high school and enter into college, volunteer for community service, and perform better in school. Club members refer to the Club as their second home, and count Club staff as key influencers in their lives.


Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County serves more than 2,600 youth each year.


Global Connections Foundation (GCF) NJ Corp’s mission is to foster global citizenship by advancing educational diplomacy through reflection and ethical action in local, national, and international communities. Since 2007 GCF’s sister organization, Global Connections Kenya has been linking teens across the globe with enrichment and community service trips between the U.S. and Kenya.


Global Connections Foundation earned GuideStar's 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

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