Bronx woman dedicates her career to giving students the resources they need to succeed

News 12 spotlights a Bronx woman who has dedicated her career to serving underprivileged children by starting her own organization that gives students the resources they need to succeed.

For Shanequa Moore, bringing resources to children in underserved communities is more than a passion. Founding her organization I’RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation in 2012, Moore hopes to nurture the success of young people by providing programs ranging from STEM to recreation and counseling services.

“I just wanted to throw something in the community that I knew was missing,” she says. “In underfunded communities, black communities – there aren’t enough programs that actually care and are effective and invested in the well-being of children and their future success.”

She first started the program in the Bronx to help at-risk youth living in the city’s housing authority.

She soon decided to take the organization to public schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn, hoping to have a greater impact on students.

PS 178 in Brownsville is one of the participating schools where the organization serves nearly 100 students.

Moore is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people, one student at a time, and breaking down barriers so they can thrive.