MISSION & HISTORY.
Thinking of ways to honor her grandparents, Reann Hines, Founder & President launched a scholarship program named the TC Wallace Scholarship. In 2007, a scholarship was awarded to a senior at Normandy Senior High School (located in St. Louis, MO) whose academic grades were below at 2.8 GPA. Our purpose was to provide a student with academic challenges for varied unconditional reasons, the financial support to embark on their collegiate endeavors. Recognizing its impact, Reann saw the need to launch a nonprofit organization that can empower and impact youth in our local communities.
SINCE OUR INCEPTION...
In 2009, Reann launched the TC Wallace Foundation in Washington, DC. Since its inception, the TCWF has:
Hosted over 100 special events for our communities
Given away over 12,000 brand new toys to children in over 6 different states (NY, MD, DC, VA, MO, NV)
Directed and Produced Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Theater Play with over 20 youth in partnership with Bruce Monroe Elementary School and Howard University
Sponsored a young person to study abroad in China for 6 weeks
Launched a PSA and photo campaign about mental heal and suicide among women
Hosted over 20 talk series named "Imma Diva: I Choose to Live" about mental health among women
Hosted a fashion show to promote AIDS/HIV awareness among youth in 2011 in DC
AND NOW...OUR EVOLUTION...
And now...to be universally inclusive, in 2019, our name changed to BIA Foundation (Behind It All Foundation), formally known as the TC Wallace Foundation. Our mission, vision, programs and events are in alignment offering our young people opportunities in the areas of entrepreneurship, business development workshops, pitching opportunities, project support and sponsorship, games, fun, love and genuine support. The partnerships we have in place are going to help our young people in ways that that it brings them an abundance of wealth and knowledge that lasts for a lifetime, not just for a "moment".
IN THE MAKING.
Our partnerships helps us to launch and sustain our programs. We are truly thankful for all of your support and we know that we cant do it without you!