Description & History

Executive Summary

 

The Real Word Ministries, Inc is a spiritually based organization that has been established with the purpose of improving and empowering the lives of those in low-income communities by provided them with education, food, and an inspirational Christ centered message. The Real Word was originally created by Rickard Jean-Noel,  the Executive Director and Founder of the company in Brooklyn, New York. Rickard like most youth in Brooklyn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and found himself caught up in the street life. After seeing many of his friends fall to the penal system and crime, he decided to change his life. Rickard was offered an opportunity to preach by his church pastor and he used that opportunity to speak from the heart. From that first sermon, a movement was born and Rickards words went on to inspire thousands of people.  Rickard started to post all of his sermons and motivational speaking on Facebook and Youtube. This resulted in several of the videos going viral, and building a large following. With the large following that was built on social media from posting videos of his sermon, Rickard felt that he should do something great with the ears and hearts of the people. One day Rickard decided to create a show. He enlisted that help of Pastor Sander Cameau, who at the time a well-known youth pastor and together they created The Real Word TV, which is an open talk show platform where everything from history, economics, politics, health, religion, and current events are discussed. The show was first filmed in Rickards basement and went on to premier on public access cable television. From the basement, the show was eventually moved to the Brooklyn Central Library. The show was evenly moved to a photo studio; however the owner would continue to raise the price of the rent because of the success of the show. During the time of the show, Pastor Cameau would stress the importance of community service to Rickard. They then came up with the idea to create a Gofundme account, which was used to fund future community service programs. The Gofundme would then be advertised on The Real Word TV and funds would be raised to do community drives. With the help of friends, family, and churches they were able to distribute a total of 2,000 diapers, 3,000 baby wipes for a diaper drive, 80 turkeys for a turkey drive, 130 toys during our toy drive, 200 coats by partnering with NYC Coat Cares, and hundreds of clothes which was collected during our clothing drive and donated to several local shelters. This all occurred in the first active year of the show. This ultimately led to incorporating the name “The Real Word Ministries, Inc” and applying for the 501c3 with the IRS. Due to the constant back and forth with the studio owners, Rickard decided to build his own studio in his new home for the second season of The Real Word TV.  During their second active year, they were able to distribute 300 coats by again partnering with NYC Coat Cares, 200 turkeys for the thanksgiving turkey giveaway, and 110 toys for the Christmas toy giveaway. On December 28, 2018, The Real Word Ministries, Inc was approved by the IRS for the 501c3 status making it an official public charity. To date The Real Word TV now has over 74 episodes and a combined 300,000 views on Facebook Live and Youtube. The Real Word TV shoots live every Monday at 7:30PM on Facebook Live, and every Thursday at 4PM on local public access cable TV in New York. With the contribution from founders, we believe that we will reach millions of people and help millions of people. Our goal is to raise a combine amount of $1million dollars the first year so that we can cement the charity and grow awareness for the brand, while helping the community and inspiring the people. Currently, our only competition is ourselves, because only we can stop ourselves from being great.

About the organization

The Real Word Ministries Inc.,

Contact:
Rickard Jean-Noel
Founder/ Executive Director
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Organization’s website:
https://www.therealwordmin...