MISTAKEN IDENTITY – When a person is defined or labeled by society based on their ethnicity, appearance or current circumstances such as lack of education, living arrangements, past experiences, etc.


The Mistaken Identity Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, corporation that raises awareness and funds to help reshape the mindset of low-income citizens and children who have incarcerated parents (C.w.H.I.P.) through our free and low-cost programs and services.


To advocate, support and create productive pathways using emotional intelligence, alternative workforce development skills, vocational education opportunities and job placement.  



To help participants understand how to translate their barriers, frustrations, emotions, and fears into a productive lifestyle that benefits them and their community.

Maryland Urban Education and Barrier Assessments


Identify real-time gaps in the community, local, state and federal government support services and advocate for                necessary reform

Develop strategies that mitigate or greatly reduce the gaps identified

Encourage individual development not group conversion

Notice potential barriers to individual success and create obtainable pathways to education, social and/or services

Team with local and state representatives, as well as news media, to advocate and bring awareness to issues relative       to our mission statement

Incorporate business owners and other nonprofits with similar missions to multiply and strengthen resources

Take advantage of grants and contract opportunities that focus on our mission

You-tilize our emotional intelligence and dedicated persistent to generate equality and equity to all members of the           community, ensuring circumstances define who people are or what they want to accomplish.


  1. Our "Community Tree of Life " program is free outreach training provided both locally and nationally at partnering activities centers and community colleges. 

    • Using Life Experiences to Build Your Best Resume (4-hour Workshop) 

    • Legitimizing Your Hustle -Turn your hobby into a job then your job into a business (3-day workshop)

    • Changing your Mindset: Translating your frustration and fears into a more productive lifestyle (3-day Emotional Intelligence and Awareness workshop)

  2. Our M.I. Awakening Program (“MY” Awakening) provides schools, organizations and other non-profit agencies the opportunity to offer their participants emotional intelligence, social awareness skills as well as self-paced online career certifications and diplomas online using a cloud-based platform that is in-step with societies current and more preferred form of eLearning.

  3. Our "C.w.H.I.P. Program (Children who have incarcerated parents)  is a support function that provides children with the opportunity to meet and bond with other children in similar positions in life as well as young adults who can share stories of survival and coping skills.