The Lawsons Give Back To The Community
Tina Knowles-Lawson knows that if girls are going to continue to run the world then we have to make sure we’re uplifting the next generations to come, which is why she’s on a mission to do just that. This month, she and her husband Richard Lawson are opening the, Where Art Can Occur Theater Center in North Hollywood.
“We’re both firm believers that you have to have a space for the community, especially right now, because all the music programs are being cut out of schools,” Knowles-Lawson said. “When my kids were young, there was a place called The Shrine of the Black Madonna in Houston, Texas, where they grew up. It impacted my children. I always wanted to have something like that.”
According to Variety, the organization’s initiative is to create a one-year mentorship program for boys and girls ages 12-14. Her husband’s group is named Richards Warriors and hers, Tina Angels; which consists of 15 girls from Kipp LA schools based in underprivileged Los Angeles neighborhoods. Knowles Lawson is very hands on with her group as she meets with them every Saturday. The girls are introduced to working professionals including lawyers and doctors and she personally teaches lessons on hygiene, etiquette and self-esteem.
There are some Hollywood perks that come with being in the program including, concert tickets and appearances by “Honorable angels” (both of her flawless daughters).
Over the weekend Knowles-Lawson was honored with the Community Commerce Impact award, presented by SheaMoistuire at Variety’s power of women luncheon.
“This award is about leveraging commerce to provide sustainable economic and social empowerment for women,” Richelieu Dennis, the CEO of Sundial Brands said. “What Tina has done has enabled women to rise up and stand on their own two feet.”
We’re thankful for celebrities like the Knowles-Lawson family who are always uplifting the youth. Mama Tina has all of our support!