Honored to be the 2023 kweliTVGIVES recipient!

After a round of nominations and voting, Family & Youth Initiative is proud to have been chosen as kweliTV’s kweliGIVES 2023 recipient!

kweliTV is an affordable, Black owned streaming service that offers over 600 indie films, movies, anime and more. Inspired by the lack of diversity in regular cable channels and yearning for a global view in film, DeShuna Spencer created kweliTV to celebrate global Black stories and amplifies Black storytellers from North America, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Australia. Their mission is to curate and create content that is a true reflection of the global Black experience that’s oftentimes missing in traditional media.

If you attended DCFYI’s 2014 Establishing Roots fundraiser, you will remember DeShuna Spencer as our emcee and how moved we all were by her personal story. Since then, we have followed her journey to start and grow kweliTV with awe.

The kweliGives program is one way that kweliTV gives back and supports important communities. kweliTV donates 1% of their yearly revenue to a different US-based non-profit organization every year.

DCFYI’s Executive Director Susan Punnett sat down with kweliTV to discuss how this amazing donation will help DCFYI support more youth in foster care. Read the full interview here.

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