Natasha Love Foundation – Accomplishments
The NLF awarded 4 high school students in Providence: Cumberland High School, Juanita Sanchez, Providence Career & Technical School, and Classical High School and Cranston High School East in the arts with their representation of non-violence with a stipend in continuing their passion for the arts.
Awards given to 5 of the Youth Ambassadors of The Natasha Love Foundation for their hard work in community involvement and leadership spreading Love, Peace, Unity and Awareness.
Five students were awarded monetary awards, citations, recommendation letters to the college of their choice and other small gifts in helping pursue their dream in the arts promoting non-violence.
Schools awarded: Central Falls High School, Trinity Academy for Performing Arts, and Johnston Academy for Performing Arts
Education and Identity
Education and identity isn’t seasonal, which is why our year-round contributions get so much attention. Devote some time and see first-hand, alongside family and friends, the work our youth create as we empower them to pursue their dreams.
2014 – Central Falls High School – Inspiration of Love Awardee Ash Mendoza wrote a book on bulling based on his true life experience edited and published with the help of The Natasha Love Foundation had an open book art exhibition for others to realize that they are not alone.
The student is now in Emerson College, pursuing a career in the arts as an animator. He resented his model of “The Falling Down”, at an unveiling of his inked sketch collection associated with his model. It is Ash’s hope that through his book presentation and exhibition others dealing with bullying on develop the skills outlined in the model to cope and learn to love you. “This event was truly an inspirational presentation.”
Locally, Nationally, and Internationally
The Natasha Love Foundation is a vocal advocate for our young people. We give globally to educate our underprivileged young people in the arts with the understanding of non-violence.
2016 – La Casita Familiar Virgilio Davila, Bayamon Puerto Rico – received financial support from (TNLF) to help the orphans and underserved youth at risk to improve their quality of life.
2014 – The Natasha Love Foundation sponsored scholars at the Summit Foundation in Cambodia to help children in need of education and pursue their dream in the area of their choice who cannot afford to attend school or purchase school supplies.
2013 – Victims Services Outstanding Commitment and Contributions Award -Attorney General’s Office (Patrick Kilmartin) in helping our youth in Rhode Island promoting peace and unity through the arts
2012– John Hope Settlement House – A day of learning Education making a difference
2011 – The Providence Center by giving our time in helping youth with behavioral and disparities teaching therapeutic poetry in order to help release challenges and difficulties they face as young people.
Boys and Girls Club – Kick Off for girls on bullying and self esteem
Lincoln School for Girls in Providence – Poetry and self- esteem building
2008 – The MET School – Early morning inspirational kick off