M.O.M.I.E’s TLC Co-Founder, Ayize Sabater, established Mentors of Minorities in Education, Inc. (M.O.M.I.E), to give back for how youth-based organizations in his Brooklyn community helped him while growing up. M.O.M.I.E is a DC-based nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing low-income communities.
In 2000, M.O.M.I.E developed M.O.M.I.E's Total Learning Cis-Tem (T.L.C), in response to the educational deficiencies that far too many low-income children experience. Specifically focusing on early childhood and school age development, M.O.M.I.E's preventative programs address the tremendous and critical need for high-quality educational services, implementing a "new" model geared towards developing low-income children of color.
M.O.M.I.E has grown from being a one-man operation with a $10,000 budget to a multi-staffed team with a budget of over $1,000,000. Since 2000, M.O.M.I.E has served and supported almost 12,000 children and youth ages 3 to 18- the majority who are low-income African-American children living in Washington, DC and Maryland- through our in-class, After School and Summer Camp programming..