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About Grace Callwood

Grace E. G. Callwood, age 19, is the founder and chief executive of the We Cancerve Movement, Inc., a nonprofit organization she founded in 2012 at age seven to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster youth.  Her nonprofit's programs and initiatives have reached more than 33,000 children to date. 

She garnered more than $176,000 in national and global prizes, microgrants and cash donations for her service work, and service projects executed through her inspired leadership, and she’s raised more than three times as much in in-kind and individual cash donations. She helped raised nearly $26,000 for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patient Assistance Fund she created in 2016 at Sinai Hospital. Since 2015, she has granted more than $10,000 in “Make Happiness Happen” and other microgrants to nonprofits that provide direct services that bring joy to homeless, sick and/or foster children including Maryland's Believe in Tomorrow Foundation, Anna's House and Harford Family House.


She is a 2023 Stephen  J. Brady Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Scholar, a 2023  Hormel Foods 10 Under 20 Food Hero Alum, a 2021 Baltimore  Ravens Community Quarterback, a 2019 World of Children honoree, a 2019 CNN Young Wonder. Grace is a member of the inaugural class  of Humanities and  Social Sciences Scholars at Howard  University. The first-year student is majoring in political science and double minoring in  sociology and Afro American studies. h


She is a member of St. James AME Church-Green Street in Havre de Grace, Md, She is the daughter of T’Jae and Theodore Ellis, Jr., and Winston Callwood, and granddaughter to NeAnni Y. Ife.

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