We Cancerve's Camp Happy 2015
MISSION: The We Cancerve Movement, Inc. brings happiness to some of society's most vulnerable youth: children experiencing homeless, who are hospitalized or in active medical treatment for catastrophic illness and who are in foster care.
VISION: Our vision is to change the way adults think about youth leadership in philanthropic and business communities by influencing a generation of social changemakers determined to provide solutions that bring vulnerable children happiness ... swiftly!
Managed by an all-youth board of advisors and supported by a board of directors, We Cancerve has reached more than 26,000 children from Ohio to Africa providing more than $26,000 in cash grants and more than $400,000 in in-kind donations to organizations that serve children we serve. We Cancerve's projects and initiatives are supported by communities rich in service and kindness, and eager to pool resources and skills to make a huge impact on children who need our help most. We Cancerve is a registered 501c3. Our EIN is 81-3073247. We have also established a fund with the Community Foundation of Harford County. Donations to the We Cancerve fund through our website and/or to CFHC are tax-deductible.
We Cancerve is led by a dynamic group of young people - ages 8 through 18 - who serve one year terms on the board of advisors. These youth exhibit strong character traits and various leadership qualities, and provide fresh ideas and unique perspectives to helping us achieve our mission. Because of their individual attributes and contributions to the community, our board of advisors help us bridge gaps, build bridges and strengthen our networks to better serve some of society's most vulnerable children. Click each member's nameplate to access bios.
2023-2024 Board of Advisors
Our Board of Directors
Grace Callwood, Founder & Director
Grace E. G. Callwood created the We Cancerve Movement, Inc. in 2012 at age seven to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster youth. A May 2023 graduate of Edgewood HS's Global Studies International Baccalaureate program, she has been named a Howard University Humanities & Social Sciences Scholar. She received $1.9M in academic scholarships, and has won more than $155,000 in national and global prizes for her service work. She's raised more than $400,000 in in-kind and individual cash donations. She is a sought-after motivational speaker and sits on the board of directors and advisory teams of a handful of regional and national nonprofits.
T'Jae Ellis, Director
For more than 30 years, T’Jae Gibson Ellis has shaped the strategic direction of major programs and initiatives for public, private and nonprofit organizations by specializing in the intersections of project management, change management, and strategic, integrated communication. She's working with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense on a number of policies and programs covering education, children and youth services, family advocacy, food insecurity and mortuary affairs that enhance the quality of life for military service members and their families. She is the past owner of a boutique public relations firm that included a diverse portfolio and talent management services. The Ohio native holds a bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University and a master's degree from Florida Institute of Technology. She is the mother of We Cancerve Founder Grace E. Gibson Callwood.
Jerrell Price, Director
Jerrell Price is Vice President, Partnerships at Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, RISE inspires leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality. He previously served as the Director of Partnerships and Operations at UNICEF, working closely with the President & CEO, providing support and leadership on strategic initiatives. Jerrell is involved in key decisions across the organization, manages the National Board of Directors, and works closely with key constituents to raise vital financial and public support to enable UNICEF to provide life-saving programs to children in 190 countries. Jerrell is also lead for the Soccer Aid for UNICEF partnership, a celebrity soccer match that raises funds for UNICEF’s work. Before joining the UNICEF family, Jerrell spent time working in college athletics having been at the NCAA and Big Ten Conference.
Michelle Brockwell, Director
Michelle Brockwell, a Billinge, England native who grew up in Dyersburg, TN, brings several successful years of experience in retail management, cosmetology and food service to the We Cancerve Movement’s board of directors. A graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s of science degree in Family Consumer Sciences, Michelle moved to Maryland in 2005 with her husband Jason and daughter Ashlee, who’s a member of We Cancerve’s all-youth board of advisors. She sees her role as an advocate for the board of advisors, ensuring those young people have the very best experience serving their community as possible.