Learn about this group of young Americans who spend their holidays in Kenya to bring change in communities
Malaak Compton-Rock deserves to be recognized for her selfless commitment to giving back to her community. Malaak discovered her passion for service when she joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. After 3 successful years raising the visibility of the organization, Malaak left UNICEF to establish styleWORKS, a non-profit grooming and image consulting agency which helps women transition from welfare to work.
In 2008, this inexhaustible mother of 2 started the Angelrock Project, an online initiative to promote volunteerism and social responsibility. In her Journey for Change program, she partners with Global Service to extend a caring and helpful hand to at-risk youth by introducing them to global volunteer service. This program is empowering and innovative because it encourages troubled youths to step beyond the parameters of their personal difficulties and spend 2 weeks volunteering in a developing country. Upon their return, they become Global Ambassadors for one year. The powerful impact of this opportunity in the lives of these young children was aptly captured in the debut of CNN’s Black in America 2.
A dedicated wife, mother and entrepreneur, Malaak is the embodiment of her favourite quote: ‘Service is the rent we pay for living’ and for that, she is truly AMMAZING!
Written by Amma Bonsu