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Our Mission

AWOKE produces community development projects, arts and athletics programming, and cultural events to empower youth and young adults to become local leaders. By engaging scholars, artists, and athletes as educators, mentors and changemakers, AWOKE builds community capacity to drive social change.

Our History

AWOKE was founded in 2017 by Eric "Roxswift" Chapman, Lorenzo "Devious" Chapman, and Pierre "Pierre Boogie" Arreola. The trio initially joined forces in 2010 as “The GR818ERS”, a grassroots collective dedicated to improving racial and cultural tensions in the San Fernando Valley, CA and beyond.

Our Vision

AWOKE is a global leader in youth and community empowerment through creative transformation, civic engagement, and community healing. As a community development organization, AWOKE envisions a world anchored in the principles of collaboration and cultural equity.

Origin Story

Featuring Lorenzo "Devious" Chapman | Co-Founder & Creative Director of The GR818ERS | Credits: Invisible Children

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