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In Harlem, a New York City neighborhood, 110th Street is known as the transition point. Life below 110th Street, in the heart of New York City, is very different than it is above 110th Street. Downtown is a world of finance, fashion, and media companies that are prospering all over the world. The world above 110th Street is characterized by disenfranchised blacks facing gentrification and feeling overlooked. That said, FAMDO’s oneTEN Project acknowledges that it’s time for African Americans to transition from ineffective civil-rights tactics as marches, meetings, and a huge dependence on government, to commit to a proactive agenda focused on a do-for-self plan that generates jobs, new education para-digms (such as learning over the Internet through distance-learning courses), and youth empowerment.

FAMDO’s oneTEN Project brings the SIP philosophy to our local communities. With the oneTEN Project, FAMDO is asking every African American to make “one” purchase from the company each year for the next 10 years (until 2021). By making a small commitment each year, our communities can realize the large impact these commitments can have in dealing with black issues.

(Taken from, “The FAMDO Way: A Social Entrepreneur’s Faithfulness” by Don M. Franco)

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