This week on the Africa Leadership Dialogues, Julie Gichuru speaks to Malaak Compton-Rock, Founder, Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, on her work with at risk young people in the US and Africa.
Malaak Compton-Rock Profile
Malaak Compton-Rock is the Founder, Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service. It’s a program that takes at-risk youth from Brooklyn, New York to Johannesburg, South Africa for two weeks of global volunteer service.
She has worked for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF spearheading and overseeing the Special Events and Celebrity Relations Department
Compton-Rock is also the Founder, The Angelrock Project, an online e-village that promotes volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change.
She created and managed the Champions for Children Committee, a prestigious group of well-known individuals committed to raising awareness about the signs and prevention of child abuse.
She also filmed the Harpo/ABC-TV reality show “OPRAH’S BIG GIVE.”
Compton-Rock holds a B.F.A. in Arts/Production Management from Howard University and received an honorary doctorate degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University in May 2009.
She also sits on the Board of Directors of The Children’s Defense Fund and The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.
She is a Global Ambassador for The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Global Promise Fund
Malaak Compton has been honored to be a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel who selected the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year and to be
Chosen as one of Ebony Magazine’s 2009 “Power 150, Change Agents We Can Believe In.
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