Education Is Key is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an on-going annual campaign. NeeKKo launched the Education Is Key campaign to fundraise money for scholarships for inner city students of Los Angeles. The organization and campaign promotes education and is providing an example of self sufficiency for the community. Neekko quotes ” I want this to be the F.U.B.U. of fundraising.” In other words she’s connecting members of the area to raise money for a cause that will benefit them directly which conveys the power of unity. For the first year, NeeKKo managed to raise $5,000 with the community and grant five scholarships to five inner city students from Los Angeles. (see below)

Join NeeKKo as she commits to raise money and continue to give out scholarships annually to more inner city students moving forward! Click the donate button found on the bottom of the HOME page.



Name: Esmeralda Garcia-Castellanos

High School Senior

“I am attending the University of California, Irvine as a Biological Sciences major. After college I plan to put myself into the medical field or teaching field. I want to give back and provide help to my community, especially youth and helping the underrepresented community using my bilingual skills. I want to make an impact.”

Name: Amari williams

High School Senior

“I will be attending Cal State University of Dominguez Hills as a Interdisciplinary Studies: Comparative Cultures major. I love performing and the arts, so after college I would love to find a career that allows me to do what I love and incorporate elements that give back to my community.”

Name: Jasmine Diaz

 High School Senior

 “I graduated from Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School and will be attending UC Davis with an expected major of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. My plan is to get involved with my University, for example, join clubs and volunteer. I am considering a minor in music because I have been playing the violin since the age of 5. After completing my undergrad, I plan to go to medical school so in the future I can become a neurosurgeon. Once I become a neurosurgeon I would like to continue the legacy and help students so they don’t have to worry about high loans. I would love to make an impact in the students because I have personally gone through these circumstances and know how it feels.”

Name: Starquita Washington

College Undergrad

“I am currently attending Los Angeles Southwest College as a Psychology and Child Development major. My plan once I graduate from LASC is to apply to an HBCU. My goal is to be able to help others. My biggest goal will be to help children all around the world to let them know that they’re not alone, that yes it is someone out here willing to help and listen to whatever problem they may be facing. I want to make a difference in a child’s life and make them feel comfortable enough to open up and we can work whatever it is out to make them feel happy, successful, and cheerful about themselves.”

Name: Tiera Barber 

College Undergrad

 “I am an Elementary Education major at Howard University.  I plan to graduate from Howard University in 2021 with my bachelors in Elementary Education and move back to California. Once I become a teacher, I want to go to graduate school in hopes to attain my masters in school psychology.”