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Welcome to I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation, a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds. Explore our initiatives, delve into impact stories, and discover how you can become a part of our community dedicated to creating lasting change.


In the heart of the North Bronx, I’RAISE sprouted its roots in 2012, initially as a mentoring program. Under the nurturing guidance of CEO Shanequa Moore, we reached out to 40+ at-risk female youth in New York City Authority Housing. From those humble beginnings, we burgeoned into a force for change, incorporating in 2013 and attaining Tax-Exempt Non-Profit status in 2014.

Our legacy tells a story of triumph, as we've touched the lives of over 7,500 vulnerable youth, guiding them through the shadows into the light of opportunity. I’RAISE has been a catalyst for transformation, a source of strength for those who would have otherwise faced insurmountable hardships.



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I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life.



At I’RAISE, our commitment is embodied in the multifaceted support we provide:

  • EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT: Illuminating pathways to knowledge.

  • SOCIO-EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience.

  • MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT: Fostering mental well-being and strength.

  • PARENT SUPPORT: Strengthening families, the cornerstone of our communities.

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