“Kile is and will always be my muse. He inspires me to do great things both artistically and in general to help others. He was a guiding genius,” says Raymond of her late son.
To honor Kile, his mother, Tameka Raymond plans to carry out her son’s well-laid legacy by fulfilling the blueprint that he set with his infinite devotion to the arts.The desire of Kile’s World Foundation is to give young artists the priceless opportunity to be taught and encouraged while developing their skills with great leadership and support.
In 2008, Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt, Dee Dee Abdur-Rahim, and Tameka Raymond, all natives of Oakland, had a vision for their city and Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. (ONGB) was created. Driven by their passion to serve, their dream was to give back to families in the community in which they were reared.