Our History

Our History

The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation was founded in 2011 as an educational advocacy organization for parents who needed help in advocating for their children with IEPs in the public school system.

In 2012, The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation launched the No More Tiers Homeschool Cooperative to provide a social network for homeschool children with learning differences and a support network for their parents.

In 2013, the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation launched the Back2Us Radio podcast network as a tool to share the message of how to advocate on a global scale; and, Back2Us Radio gained international recognition.  In 2014, it became the first African-American female owned podcast network to obtain syndication with Switzerland owned Voice Republic.

In 2015, the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation officially launched the Tiers Free Homeschool Academy and enrolled 8 students in its first quarter of operation. During this time, Dr. Mabry also began studying evidence-based alternative diploma programs of 14 surrounding states. This became the model for the Tiers Free Alternative Diploma Program. Unlike the previous programs of the Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation, the Tiers Free Alternative Diploma Program would focus on students who had dropped out or aged out of the public education system.

By May 2016, the Tiers Free Alternative Diploma Program had awarded over 12 high school diplomas which allowed four students to enroll in the local technical college, three students were promoted to full-time positions in their current places of employment, and five students were able to obtain new employment opportunities that they had been unable to apply for in the past due to the lack of a high school diploma.

On September 01, 2016, The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation obtained IRS approval as a tax-exempt IRC section 501(c)(3) organization and entered an academic partnership with New Rock Sports Prep Academy to provide credit recovery courses for student athletes.

Today, the mission of The Dr. Annise Mabry Foundation is to provide support in the areas of community development and alternative high school diploma programs for at-risk k-12 students.