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Motivational Assemblies with Onye Onyemaechi

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Foundations: Sebastopol Center for the Arts (501.3.c) can act as fiscal agent for grants.

A sample of Onye's program sponsors:

Hundreds of public and private schools and libraries throughout the USA

City of Zurich
Germany Public Radio
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Harvard University
Holy Names College/ICCS
Boston College
Sonoma State University
Solano County Detention Center
Sonoma County Juvenile Hall
California Academy of Sciences
College of Marin
Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA
Kaiser Medical Center
Sutter Health Center
International Medical Interpreters Association,
California Institute of Integral Studies, 
California Library Association
Open Center NYC
Sonoma Developmental Center
Esalen Institute
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Stadt Theater, Germany
60+ northern California Libraries


Onye Onyemaechi, MBA



Onye Onyemaechi has presented hundreds of school, library and non-profit organization assemblies as speaker/ performer to promote the joy of learning, self-empowerment and encourage students' success. Also, his message of village wisdom that fosters respect, cooperation, tolerance and kindness profoundly resonates among teachers, administrators and parents.

He is currently on the roster of the League of Volunteers of Newark Arts Council, El Dorado Arts Council and the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz. He has also received recognition and appreciation from Sonoma County Cultural Arts Council. Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities honored Onye with the Award of Gratitude for "special recognition for outstanding participation in Family Fest 1988." He has received grants from the California Arts Council, City of Boston and public and private foundations. In 2013 he completed the Santa Rosa Police Dept. Gang Training Seminar.

Onye earned a BA in Fine Arts from College of the Holy Cross. After receiving his MBA with an emphasis in international business from Boston College School of Management, Onye felt his real calling was to create and teach a blend of the best of traditional culture and modern life styles.

Onye's unique life journey includes early education in the Igbo tradition in Africa, losing two brothers to gang violence and earning his BA and MBA degrees in Massachusetts. His impassioned presentations are imbued with the power of his life experiences and students respond enthusiastically.

"The residents and staff here at the Juvenile Hall Detention Facility believe you have been our best performer to date... These young people have had serious law violations. Most have had excessive contact with drugs and alcohol. Their self-esteem is very low. They believe they have no future. You gave them hope, love and laughter. I thank you."
Carrie Jackson, Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall School