Amanda A. Ebokosia

The Gem Project

Amanda A. Ebokosia is Founder & CEO of The Gem Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that boosts high school and college student engagement, through youth organizing and service-learning initiatives, which take on a social justice approach. Since inception in 2006, The Gem Project has directly impacted the lives of 2000 youth and young adults. Through a peer-based fellowship between high school and college students, youth have various opportunities to impact their communities and try to influence policy, through various forms of direct action. Honored by The White House, The City of Newark and making the annual FORBES Magazine 30 under 30 list, Ebokosia and her team have demonstrated a great ability to engage communities and young people in ways that develop their leadership skills, which has the capacity to change their lives. The Gem Project and Ebokosia have been featured in National Journal, The Atlantic Media, News 12 New Jersey, Black Enterprise.com, Forbes Magazine, Forbes.com, GOOD magazine, NJ.com, Rutgers Magazine and others.