A D KING FOUNDATION INC. NIGERIA
The A.D.King Foundation Inc., non-profit (IRS 501 (c) (3) status)
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming and empowering youth and women through entrepreneurship, emerging leadership training, skills acquisition, artisan training and certification, apprentice programs, solar energy installation and training, pharmacy Tech, mentoring, non-violence strategies and positive media messages for success and progressive development in the 21st century. The A.D. King Foundation is a non-violent conflict resolution entity formed to revolutionize the mindset, attitude and behavior that promote peaceful solutions.
The mission is to promote youth/women empowerment development and non-violent social change strategies as a way of life throughout the world.
The goal is to build a beloved community with “Social Justice and Entrepreneurship” as the center core.
Rev. A.D. King believed that war is never the answer and non-violence means will always overcome all means necessary. He believed that building bridges of mutual understanding, cooperation, goodwill, respect and love for humanity across gender, race, religion and culture will achieve peaceful coexistence and bring us closer to building a peaceful loving and gracious beloved community of humanity.
Rev. A.D. King never sought fame or popularity but he was a true soldier of great transformation through nonviolent social change, commitment to serve by leading the poor people’s campaign and dedication to the movement for equity, freedom and justice for all. He paid dearly with his life for preaching love as an instrument of change not war.
Through the establishment of www.adkingfoundation.com the foundation can promote the teaching of Rev. A.D. king’s methods of nonviolence and conflict resolution throughout the world. The foundation will become a resource for conflict resolution, building bridges of mutual understanding and creating the beloved community in every culture across the globe.
The A D King Foundation Entrepreneurship Center will house residential auditorium suites for the emerging leaders, citizenship, entrepreneurship, and leadership programs and activities. The question is what are you doing for others is our motto as well as building a beloved community.
Naomi Barbara King, widow of AD King made a commitment to bring to lime light the contributions and legacy of her late husband Dr. Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams King. Dr. Rev. Babs Olusegun Onabanjo, one of the originators of the idea, was commissioned to develop and manage the project in January 2007.
The documentary “AD King: Brother To The Dreamer: Behold The Dream” was initiated in May 2007. The AD King Foundation Nigeria, will be established in December 2020.
FOUNDATION'S Goals & Missions
To build a beloved community with “Social Justice and Entrepreneurship” as the center core.
To promote youths and women empowerment development and non-violent social change strategies as a way of life throughout the world.
A.D. KING FOUNDATION – YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
THROUGH POSITIVE MEDIA INTERNSHIPS
The A. D. King Foundation is committed to transforming the culture with positive media messages that equip our youth and young adults for success in the 21st century. Through our mentoring and internship relationships with our youth and young adult population, we teach them to create, own, produce and market television pilots, positive imaging, positive music and lyrics, poetry, You Tube projects, Internet blogging, book publications, radio shows, Internet talk shows and reality shows, and other creative projects. Working with the finest professionals in the various industries outlined above, we provide attainable and sustainable tools for success for our youth and young adults. Entrepreneurship, good citizenship, global awareness and successful interaction with other cultures, positive purpose and beneficial quality of life are major themes of this initiative.
“A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” and building a beloved community is a glorious task that must be done.
Contributions: (Rev. A.D.Williams King)
Rev A. D. King (brother to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.) dedicated his life to building a beloved community. He was also committed to the ideals of non-violent social change and direct action as a means of effecting change.
About The Documentary: Rev. A.D. King: Brother To The Dreamer: ” Behold The Dream”. “The story is compelling, relevant, valuable and practical. A legend of immense proportion as one of the greatest Civil Rights Activists of his time in his own right”.