Ebenezer Norman

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Ebenezer Norman, is a recently elected Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA) , Liberian born American philanthropist, children’s advocate and the founder/director of A New Dimension of Hope. He obtained a B.A. in Organization Development from Regis University and is currently completing his Master of Development Practice. Norman has served as a leader for various organizations, including the “Father’s Project.” In 2013, he was a nominee of the World of Children award. His passion and commitment to change the world is what drives Norman daily.  He has sacrificed tremendously to launch and maintain A New Dimension of Hope and has dramatically impacted the future scholastic opportunities for his first selected Liberian community. Ebenezer Norman is the Founder and Executive Director of A New Dimension ofHope.

Laura Smallwood

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Laura has been an educator for over 20 years. She has been a teacher, an immersion coach, and an administrator.  She has taught multiple subjects pre-school through college at universities and in private and public schools. 

 Laura was born in Romania and moved to Germany when she was 4 years old. There, she grew up among different cultures, speaking three languages. Later on, she learned four additional languages.  She went to University of Braunschweig in Germany and holds three masters (English, Philosophy, and Education).  She has lived the in Denver since 2003 where she has continued to enhance her learning about new language and cultures. Laura believes that giving students the opportunity to learn multiple languages not only is an important step to opening their doors to new career opportunities, but it also paves the way to building a better world. Learning new languages builds an understanding for different cultures and communities. By doing this, we learn how to be tolerant and celebrate diversity. In her home, four different languages are spoken.

In her free time, she enjoys eclectic music, spending time with her family, cooking for friends, and being active. Traveling and trying new foods are always on the list.

Anthony Angelini

Anthony Angelini is used to being the youngest person in the room. In fact, he has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when he ran his own company planning local rock concerts after school. At age 18, Anthony helped his father Richard Angelini launch Angelini Trading Company, the importer of the world famous brand, "Benevento Wines." ATC has quickly grown in the past 2 years to represent the highest standard in Italian goods, importing olive oil, pasta and the finest wines Italy has to offer. Anthony serves as the Vice President and the global marketing representative for ATC and has also founded his own division, Angelini Entertainment, which produces non-profit events, throws red-carpet parties, and organizes wine tastings. In the past year alone, Angelini Entertainment has helped raise over $200,000 for various non-profit organizations by consulting on, producing, or sponsoring local fundraisers. Whether it be through providing wine, or producing the event, Anthony is involved in one way or another on multiple red carpet events each week. Now, at age 20, Anthony is directing his passion outward, working directly on NDHope's education campaign in Africa. Anthony believes that "education is the root of all solution" when it comes to fixing the world's difficulties, and after traveling to Liberia in July 2015 to the dedication of NDHope's first school, he is confident that in his lifetime, education will cease to be just a luxury, but a standard in every impoverished country throughout the world.

Anthony Angelini is used to being the youngest person in the room. In fact, he has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 12, when he ran his own company planning local rock concerts after school. At age 18, Anthony helped his father Richard Angelini launch Angelini Trading Company, the importer of the world famous brand, "Benevento Wines." ATC has quickly grown in the past 2 years to represent the highest standard in Italian goods, importing olive oil, pasta and the finest wines Italy has to offer. Anthony serves as the Vice President and the global marketing representative for ATC and has also founded his own division, Angelini Entertainment, which produces non-profit events, throws red-carpet parties, and organizes wine tastings. In the past year alone, Angelini Entertainment has helped raise over $200,000 for various non-profit organizations by consulting on, producing, or sponsoring local fundraisers. Whether it be through providing wine, or producing the event, Anthony is involved in one way or another on multiple red carpet events each week. Now, at age 20, Anthony is directing his passion outward, working directly on NDHope's education campaign in Africa. Anthony believes that "education is the root of all solution" when it comes to fixing the world's difficulties, and after traveling to Liberia in July 2015 to the dedication of NDHope's first school, he is confident that in his lifetime, education will cease to be just a luxury, but a standard in every impoverished country throughout the world.

Our Liberian Team

joyce togbah

country director

Joyce Togbah was born and raised in Liberia and graduated from the University of Liberia. She is dedicated to service and social justice in Liberia, and is passionate about giving back. Joyce is NDHope’s main connection on the ground in Liberia, and oversees NDHope’s school construction, fund management, and day-to-day activities there.

Joyce Togbah was born and raised in Liberia and graduated from the University of Liberia. She is dedicated to service and social justice in Liberia, and is passionate about giving back. Joyce is NDHope’s main connection on the ground in Liberia, and oversees NDHope’s school construction, fund management, and day-to-day activities there.