To change the world one kid at a time by providing them the tools and resources to meet their unique potential.
“My mother was a teacher for over 20 years, so I grew up with education being super-important. I had a lot of great teachers.”
Howard University Computer Science major Sarah Jones from Marlboro, Maryland was awarded a $50,000 FOHTA / UNCF scholarship to pursue her graduate studies. Sarah was able to spend the summer working at the FOHTA camps. Sarah had an opportunity to teach and inspire kids at each of our camps. Her infectious smile, enthusiastic attitude and…
FOHTA students worked with ad agency Victors & Spoils to create a PSA for A Partnership for a Healthier America’s Fruits N Veggies campaign “FNV” to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies. The object was to make fruits and veggies cool using the same marketing tactics big popular brands use. Victors & Spoils…
This summer FOHTA expanded to a site in Titusville, Florida. Titusville, FL is our first camp outside of the state of Virginia. Collaborating with NASA and other entities in FL, this camp operated with FOHTA curriculum under the supervision of Dr. Dames and the staff at Coquina Elementary and provided the participants with unique experiences…
Go behind the scenes with FOHTA students as they make a PSA for FNV – the newest brand in town. In order to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies, we needed to make fruits and veggies cool. So, we decided to use the same marketing tactics big popular brands use. Enter FNV, the…
Here’s a great article about FOHTA from Virginia Business
Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. gave FOHTA the Marian Palmer Capps Award for making a significant contribution to the Hampton Roads community through the promotion of educational initiatives supporting inter-racial understanding and cooperation.
Dr. Williams and Pharrell Williams present Sara Jones, a computer science major, with a UNCF/FOHTA Scholarship.
Pharrell Williams may be a Renaissance man of sorts—musician, artist, environmentalist, clothing designer, and more—but the star is also giving his time and energy to From One Hand to Another, a not-for-profit organization that develops learning programs for underserved 7- to 20-year-olds.
Here’s a great article about Dr. Williams from Coastal Virginia Magazine.
Bid on items donated by Pharrell and Friends and help fund FOHTA’s Summer Of Innovation Camp at ebay.com/fohta Auction live from May 12, 2014 7pm EST – May 22, 2014 7pm EST.
Pharrell is coming home! He will appear at Z104’s Shaggfest at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on June 7th.
The funds raised will send over 100 children to Innovation Camps at From One Hand To AnOTHER this summer.
Dr. M. Gail Derrick was recently elected to the Fulbright Association Board of Directors. She also served a term on the Board of Directors for the Fulbright Academy, a Fulbright alumni organization that helps connect scholars to institutions for research. Having written for international publications, presented papers worldwide, her term of office on the Governance…
GIVING BACK makes others HAPPY.
Thurgood Marshall’s 25th Anniversary was held at its new home in Washington D.C. This event provided a great networking opportunity for FOHTA. Pictured here is Mr. Williams, Dr. Williams (FOHTA), Georgette “Gigi” Dixon (Wellsfargo) and George Spencer (Spencer Group) with his fiance.
Dr. Alvin Schexnider has authored a new release. Saving Black Colleges: Leading Change in a Complex Organization (Philanthropy and Education) gives an account of “challenges, opportunities and prospects for change for historically black colleges and universities.” Louisa Strayhorn, Executive Director, received the prestigious L.D.Britt, M.D. Community Service Award. Dr. Britt is a world renown and…
2013 Congratulations Given by Astronaut Leland Melvin
Pharrell took a break at the studio to thank 6 camps of students and their parents. He also extended an applause of appreciation for the financial supporters of the camps.
Remember, Ms. America 2013 visited the school in May and gave students words of encouragement. Listen to them in their own words what they obtained from FOHTA’s program. “This is a stellar example of what Partners in Education can do for kids” – Melissa McQuarrie, personal testimony, July 9, 2013
Bid Now! Bring a guest to the premiere of DESPICABLE ME 2 in Los Angeles on June 22, 2013. While at the premiere, you and your guest will also meet Pharrell, who dropped the song “Happy” for the soundtrack. Proceeds benefit From One Hand To Another.
Here’s a post by Melissa McQuarrie at Just Start for Kids & Schools about FOHTA: At Parkway Elementary School in Virginia Beach, students are learning about improving their own communities and mapping their own destiny. Through a partnership with From One Hand to AnOTHER and the Urban League of South Hampton Roads, students are growing…
FOHTA partners with the Urban League Hampton Roads Young Professionals on a ThinkGreen project at Parkway Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA.
From One Hand To AnOTHER is working with Panthers in Excellence, students at Parkway Elementary, on a ThinkGreen Project. This after school program provides hands-on activities that allow students to learn about recycling, reusing, recovering and reducing solid waste; replicating Mt Trashmore; and making compost to grow their own “brain foods”. The project culminates with…
Your friends and fans appreciate and support your vision to educate youth. In honor of Pharrell’s birthday, we declare April as FOHTA month. Please join us in supporting FOHTA by making a contribution. Dear Friends, Great news!!! Entercom, who owns Z104, 95.7, 101.3, and 94.9 has agreed to celebrate Pharrell’s birthday with us by launching…
Here’s an interview with Executive Director Louisa Strayhorn and Dr. Carolyn Williams, Board Chair, on Hampton Roads Perspectives, discussing From One Hand to AnOTHER. http://fohta.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/FOHTA-HRP-Show.mp3
Here’s a great article about FOHTA board member Marco Martin from the winter 2013 issue of Old Dominion University’s Monarch Magazine.