Who we help.
The Foundation primarily provides grant support to graduating high school Seniors and recent collegiate Graduates.
How we help.
Harris Scholars Program
The Harris Scholars Program was named for the late Drs. Rudolph and Janette Hoston Harris who believed in education, community service, and the enrichment of the lives of youth in the District of Columbia.
CLF provides financial support to local organizations to provide scholarships. Additionally, the program annually funds an HBCU based scholarship and the President’s Fund which are renewable collegiate scholarships.
Youth Leadership Summit
The CLF Entertainment Industry Youth Leadership Summit is a free program designed to provide an opportunity for underrepresented students interested in non-traditional fields of entertainment. During the summit, our goal is to help the students learn to develop a greater understanding of how the entertainment industry works, discuss the characteristics of leadership, and be prepared for what it takes to be successful in the entertainment industry.
With a combination of dynamic speakers and engaging interactive activities, YLS participants will gain understanding of how the industry works and learn about possible career paths in this exciting and ever-changing industry. The Summit is conducted semiannually in the Fall and Spring. To Register or for more information go to www.YLSInstitute.com
The YLS Institute is a unique program that creates opportunities for participants to get practical experience in three areas, film/tv production, music production, and event production. YLS students have an opportunity to design, create, and execute an entertainment event project from start to finish. To be eligible to attend the Institute, you must have a certificate from the Youth Leadership Summit.
The Event will have a musical performance element, live stream production element, and be planned by the youth event production department. Mentors, along with technical professionals will work with the group to help plan and execute the event. Virtual team and group meetings will be held over a three to five-month period.
Where we help.
This list reflects a partial listing of groups, organizations, colleges and universities currently receiving and scheduled to benefit from this program.
Technical Design and Production Department – Duke Ellington High School
The Ivy Foundation
Washington DC Hall of Fame Society
“If you can somehow think and dream of success in small steps, every time you make a step, every time you accomplish a small goal, it gives you confidence to go on from there.”
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