In September 1996, Amadou departed for America seeking the opportunity to attend college. He left behind a handwritten note for his mother that had only two lines, “The solution is U.S.A. Don’t leave my brothers and sister here.”

I was thrilled to hear the excitement in my son’s voice when he called me January 31, 1999 from New York City.
“I’m so happy right now, Mom! I am going to do it.”
“Do what?” I asked from my home in Guinea.
“Enroll in College,” he enthusiastically replied.
I asked him if he needed my help, and he said, “No, I only need your prayers.”
That was the last phone call I had with my son.

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Now, more than ever, with the devastatingly drastic number of police shootings and other racially motivated crimes capturing news headlines, The Amadou Diallo Foundation is needed.

David Dinkins, Former Board Chair

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The Amadou Diallo Foundation Scholarship Program was established in honor of Amadou’s academic dreams. In the spirit of Amadou, the foundation has, thus far, proudly given away 27 scholarships.

Amadou will always have my prayers, as he requested. And part of that prayer now is to support other eager students in realizing their academic dreams. While Amadou’s dreams may never be realized, through this scholarship program, and with your generous support, others will be.