The GRASS – ROOTS INDEPENDENCE PROJECT (G.R.I.P.)
*SEEKING ‘SEED CAPITAL’ INVESTMENT: $25,000.00+ (USD)…
The Grass-Roots Independence Project (G.R.I.P.), of The Universal Faith Ministries (U.F.M.), is an organized, (non-denominational) faith-based,Grass-Roots Movement for Social Change.
Our Community Action Teams (C.A.T.’s) missions are to seed & develop community advocacy organizations & grass-roots organizing efforts to effectuate long-term resolution of the pervasive social, political, economic, spiritual, and psychological ills which manifest throughout and encapsulate (i.e.: “suffocate”) primarily urban (yet, also, rural) American communities… – with a view toward re-creating, maintaining, and proliferating healthy, viable, and sustainable communities through home-based, faith-based, and independent income opportunities.
In this arena, U.F.M. / G.R.I.P. both embody the Vanguard of said Movement.
Our Real Estate Investment (REI) entity is entitled: UJAMAA (“Cooperative Economics”). UJAMAA seeks to establish itself as this hemisphere’s most complete real estate investment entity – by acquiring, rehabilitating, and reselling pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, real estate-owned (REO)/bank-owned, probate, abandoned, and tax-delinquent…residential, commercial, and luxury properties, within North/Central/South America, and, the Caribbean (then, worldwide).
*GOALS: To transform poor urban (and, rural) neighborhoods into working communities: – by establishing safe, healthy, and effective neighborhoods; – by increasing both the amount & the quality of employment therein; – by improving the quality of all urban (and, rural & suburban) schools & school-systems; and, – by revitalizing poor neighborhoods through mixed-income community development.
*ROOT CAUSES: – the steady & continuing decline of wages, benefits, and mobility for those with “high-school or LESS” education; – the abject fact that low-income & national racial ‘minority’ children are forced to attend ‘inferior’ schools, which possess ‘inadequate’ resources which would ensure ‘equal’ educational opportunity; and, also, – public policies & private practices prevent low-income & national racial ‘minority’ households from having REAL access to housing in mixed-income communities which provide REAL opportunities to build assets.
*AREAS of WORK: – improving wages & benefits at the ‘low-end’ of the labor market; – focusing training & job-placement programs on ‘growth’ industries, which produce ‘higher-wage’ jobs, with REAL opportunities for mobility; – ‘unbiased’ research & advocacy which sincerely address the need for ‘adequate’ financing for TRUE educational ‘equity’; and, also, – REAL support for institutions & policies which TRULY promote ‘affordable’ housing for mixed-income communities.
Our Website is: http://GRIP.GKOlufemi.com/.
Thank you for considering The Grass-Roots Independence Project(G.R.I.P.) as a worthy cause for your financial assistance.
Rev. Geoffrey Kamau Olufemi (Founder/Executive Director)
The Grass-Roots Independence Project (G.R.I.P.)
700A S. White Horse Pike #334
Somerdale, New Jersey 08083-1247