A L EFFICACY MOVEMENT INC

place Houston, Texas, USA
language https://www.alefficacymovement.o…

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Mission

Our mission is dedicated to positively impacting the minds of Black and Brown youth by countering the strategic influence of negative stories and imagery targeting them in film, communication and media arts, and the arts and entertainment industry. With deliberate intent, we amplify positive and productive voices from the African Diaspora through live theatre productions, dance, video streaming, and golf.

Additionally, we seek to globally celebrate Black and Latino excellence through digital film, tv, and video distribution.

Our mission is not simply to entertain; it's to empower.

What We Do

We are a professional theatre and dance entity that is also Dedicated to Outreach to Underserved Communities:
A notable aspect of the A.L. Efficacy Movement Inc (ALEM) impact lies in its Founder's commitment to outreach in underserved communities. By actively targeting these communities, the organization addresses disparities and works towards creating equal opportunities for personal and collective growth. This deliberate focus on inclusivity aligns with the broader mission of fostering positive change and ensuring that the benefits of the programs are accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic background.

The ALEM's impact is nuanced and far-reaching. By seamlessly integrating arts, education, golf and community engagement, the organization is actively contributing to the positive development and empowerment of youth, creating a ripple effect that extends into communities and society at large.

For the past three years, Founder, Mr. Alde Lewis has worked as a sole proprietor offering dance instruction to two of the Charter Schools in metropolitan Houston, TX. This program has directly served more than 2000 students and is presently on track to be a permanent asset with continued funding.

Mr. Alde Lewis began in Flint, Michigan, and subsequently moved to New York City before landing in Houston, Texas.

New York City: Fostering Creative Expression and Inclusivity
New York City, known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, has been a canvas for Alde Lewis to implement programs that foster creative expression and inclusivity. Recognizing the diverse and dynamic nature of the city, the Alde Lewis initiatives in NYC aimed to provide platforms for young individuals to express themselves through various artistic mediums. These programs contribute to the cultural tapestry of the city while promoting inclusivity and empowerment among its youth. While in NYC, more than 5000 individuals were affected by his projects through professional performances, dance, and choreography workshops.

Flint, MI: Empowering Resilience Through the Arts:
In Flint, Michigan, Alde Lewis was deeply involved in local educational institutions and the United Way's initiative, Bridges to the Future. This involvement was instrumental in the establishment of ALEM, an organization conceived under the auspices of a program known as Amistad. The Amistad After School Academy, a vital component of the Sylvester Broome Technology and Training Center and an affiliate of Career Alliance, was a significant part of this endeavor. ALEM's professional performances, dance, and choreography workshops, which reached an estimated 500 students over a two-year period, were designed to foster positivity, cultivate resilience, stimulate creativity, and inspire a sense of optimism in a community that had endured substantial hardships.

Houston, TX: Bridging Communities Through Arts and Education
In Houston, Texas, Alde Lewis has worked to bridge communities through the ALEM programs, emphasizing the intersection of arts and education. The initiatives implemented in Houston focus on providing educational opportunities and creative outlets for young individuals, with the goal of fostering unity and understanding among diverse communities. Through these programs, Mr. Lewis strives to positively impact the lives of Houston's youth, emphasizing the importance of education and the arts as catalysts for change. Since his move to Houston, ALEM has touched more than 2000 students.

Last year, ALEM received $1000 from the Starbucks Foundation as part of their neighborhood grants program after being recognized as a positive influence in the community where support should be considered. After a warm conversation on the matter the neighborhood store manager took it upon herself to nominate and submit a proposal to the foundation on behalf of ALEM.

Alde Lewis, as founder and artistic director of ALEM has dedicated his efforts to serving a diverse range of constituents, with a particular focus on empowering and mentoring youth. One significant facet of his service is an after-school program where he assumes the role of teacher and mentor for immigrant students. In this capacity, Lewis plays a crucial role in providing educational support, guidance, and mentorship to students navigating the challenges associated with immigration. The after-school program not only addresses academic needs but also serves as a platform for fostering a sense of community, belonging, and empowerment among immigrant youth. He has impacted over 2000 youths in his 5 years with the ALEM school program in Houston.

The after-school program includes students from diverse backgrounds. The following countries represented by the students: Mexico, Honduras, El Salvadore, Panama, and Guatemala. There were also Nicaraguan, African American, Nigerian, and East Indian students in the program.

In his most recent project in two Middle Schools, Alde Lewis continues his commitment to serving students by actively engaging them in the ALEM initiatives. This project underscores Lewis's dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of young people, providing them with opportunities for personal and artistic growth through dance. Involving students in the two Houston Charter schools is contributing to the development and empowerment of a new generation of individuals through education, mentorship, and creative expression. Through these initiatives, Mr. Lewis demonstrates a commitment to inclusivity and the belief that every student, regardless of background, deserves access to quality education and mentorship to unlock their full potential.

Mr. Lewis assesses his students' progress by aligning their academic achievements with the district's instructional guidelines. In his role as a faculty member, he undertook the responsibility of grading students in accordance with the established guidelines set forth by the district's instructional framework. Through his role as a part-time after-school instructor, he receives feedback directly from the students at the end of the semester. Using a simple survey, he can assess his performance and that of his students. For documentation purposes go to our archive page on the website. Note the links section.

Staff

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Founder/Executive Director
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