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We give them the tools to shine like the Diamonds they are.

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Our Mission

The Diamond in the RAW is a 501 C3 organization devoted to empowering and transforming the lives of foster care and at-risk teen girls between the ages of 12-18 through the Arts & S.T.E.A.M. education.

Our Purpose

The Diamond in the RAW organization encourages teen girls to dream big and pursue extraordinary S.T.E.A.M. professions, executive level and entertainment related careers.


The organization has an array of programs such as Concepts in a BOX Leadership and Film Boot Camp, HIP/N/SMART, Make Money & Millions & Sista2sista series that builds confidence, personal responsibility, communication skills and violence prevention.


The organization works with foster care, at risk and low income teen girls who are in need of guidance and role models for success.


The organization specializes in job development, S.T.E.A.M. Education and introduces business basics for the next generation of CEO, Executives and Entertainment Professionals.


The organization works with inner city and charter schools students throughout the year.

Our Diamond Team

LaFaye Baker

Executive Director DITR

Founder of Diamonds in the Raw

CEO Stone Cold Action Productions


Michelle King

Treasurer DITR

Director in Office of Workforce and Economic Development


Ceret Daramola

Program Consultant DITR

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach

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Arna Fulcher

Advisory Board Member

CEO & President

Alford Consulting Group 

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Dianne Shorte

President of DITR

Founder and CEO of L.O.V.E. Ladies Operating Very Effectively


Pamela Daves, Esq.

Board of Directors

Special Education Attorney


Danielle Green 

Advisory Board Member

Director of Production Finance,

A & E Networks


Lauren Sutton

Vice President of DITR

Director of Consumer Experience at Brighton Collectibles


Celestine Palmer 

Social Responsibility Advisor 

CEO/CFO at Celestial Global Enterprisses


Carrie Henley 

Advisory Board Member

Sr. Vice President and General Manager, MARIKA


We accomplish our mission through our Precious Stone Mentorship Program and Concepts in a Box Leadership & Film Boot Camp and by collaborating with several organizations such as McGrath & Abrams Family Foundation, The Greenwod Family Foundation, Mixed Chicks, Coach Art, Grace Hopper Academy, STEM Academy, Inglewood Unified School District, Living For Forgiving, Baron Jay Foundation, Bessie Morris, Legacy Ladies and foster care organizations. 

Additionally, we celebrate the achievements of these unrecognized heroes and our Diamonds in the RAW by honoring them at our annual Awards Luncheon. After the events, we follow-up with our teens via letters throughout the year to monitor their accomplishments and assign mentors as needed.

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