About the iCan Foundation | Board of Directors
Thank you for your time, support, and willingness to collaborate with us in an effort to empower the hearts and minds of today's youth and young adults. The iCan Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the educational and professional advancement of youth and young adults. Since its founding by visionary Eddie L. Bland III, the foundation strives to become the nation's premier youth, young adult, and community empowerment organization. As part of a community wide effort that offers life skills, professional development, financial literacy, community outreach seminars, and service learning initiatives, the iCan Foundation distinguishes itself through its leadership that is comprised of educators, parents, entrepreneurs, and community leaders who overcame the challenges of rural and urban America and went on to excel in diverse career fields.
Today, 54% of our communities populate America's inner cities, and of that 54%, 36% are youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. The mission of the iCan Foundation is to provide young people with the opportunity to maximize their potential through participation in comprehensive education, employment, and prevention and intervention based programs that promote leadership development, hope, and healing. Young adults learn how to develop healthy lifestyles, a positive self-image, practice responsible citizenship, and how to envision productive futures that ultimately lead to meaningful, self-reliant lives as contributing members of society.
The foundation uses 90% of every dollar received by supporter’s to fund humanitarian service and educational programs provided by the organization. The iCan Foundation is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time and money to do its work.
The iCan Foundation is headquartered in N.E. Washington, D.C., Ward 7, Warda Davis is it's Executive Director, and is governed by a dynamic and experienced Board of Directors.