will.i.am launched the i.am.angel foundation in 2009 to TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. As a part of its mission the i.am.angel foundation administers charitable activities and programs targeted towards providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship), financial literacy (i.am Home) and college preparation and student life (i.am College Track). i.am.angel has a passion to promote and expand education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Athletics and Mathematics (i.am STEAM).
In February of 2012, will.i.am and the i.am.angel foundation held its first TRANS4M conference and benefit concert targeting the TRANS4Mation of will.i.am’s home town community - Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, California. In 2013, TRANS4M grew to include the inaugural class of 60 i.am College Track students and a visit from President Bill Clinton. The 2014 TRANS4M conference and benefit concert on Thursday, January 23rd will continue to chart our growth and expand our potential.
An annual conference that seeks out large, chronic problems and leverages collaborative efforts to accelerate new thinking and solutions
will.i.am walks us through his hometown of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles.
will.i.am addresses students at NASA's JPL during an event celebrating the first time in history a song has been beamed back to Earth from another planet.
On October 15, 2013, will.i.am and College Track unveiled a unique, state of the art after-school facility in Boyle Heights.
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Jan 24, 2014
will.i.am announced today that his third annual TRANS4M Concert benefiting the i.am.angel Foundation raised more than $2.5 million dollars last night, January 23, 2014. Concert proceeds benefit the i.am.angel Foundation’s mission to continue and accelerate TRANS4Mation in the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, and the promotion and expansion of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education around the world.
Feb 8, 2013
Rock stars have plenty to brag about but only will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas can say his song is literally out of the world. "Reach for the Stars," made history by becoming the first track to be played on Mars through NASA’s Curiosity Rover. Now will.i.am continues to push boundaries closer to home—and he’s doing it with help from a different kind of star, former President Bill Clinton.
Feb 27, 2012
Bringing in support from the rest of the Black Eyed Peas (excluding Fergie), Stevie Wonder, Ne-Yo, K’Naan, and Flo Rida, the “Trans4mation Experience” event raised $5 million for the foundation. During the performances, videos played bringing attention to students in U.S. neighborhoods, including Boyle Heights, where the rapper grew up, struggling in poor educational climates.