Welcome to the Official Website of WCMAD

We Can Make A Difference

We Can Make a Difference (WCMAD) is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and support the youth.
Learn more about how we empower and guide the youth through our proven and signature programs, events, and award-winning team.



Cybersecurity is a growing and imminent need in our nation, and there is a critical talent shortage. Our Cybersecurity program helps the youth explore cybersecurity career pathways and stay safe and secure online by learning best practices and cybersecurity basics. more

Superhero 9 Program

The youth discover their inner hero through our Superhero 9 program. By learning about the MI9 Team superheroes and exploring the qualities that define each superhero, participants learn to embrace the super powers within themselves. more

eGirl Power

Did you know that only 1 in 3 girls with low self-esteem is confident in having a successful career? Girls who participate in our proven program for success showed average gains of up to 20% improvement in self-esteem. more


Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has held many events over the years, including community events, educational workshops, youth leadership summits, film screenings and our special awards gala held at The Yale Club NYC. more

Meet the Founder

Founder of WCMAD, the latest chapter for the DMV area. Mintz is also Founder of the NYC chapter and headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, where our 501(c)3 nonprofit programs have been operating for close to a decade. more

Pay It Forward Program

This special program helps the youth gain a sense of belonging, instill a sense of community as well as promote the spirit of paying it forward and giving back, so that the community as a whole can benefit and thrive. more




"Amy Mintz is a nonprofit founder and an educator who incorporates MI in her lessons as a means to improve students' self-esteem and performance.

She has also drawn upon MI to create a [program] about superheroes entitled MI9 Team."

—Dr. Howard Gardner
Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels.

"The challenge for youth is to feel as smart as their peers and that they have the chances to use this intelligence. This is especially true for youngsters who lack encouragement where and how they live. Discuss Amy Mintz's new book with youngsters and let them recognize the super hero in themselves."

— Allan Luks, Founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University
Allan Luks is considered a top expert on volunteerism, and how helping others can benefit one's emotions and physical health. For decades he has directed well-known organizations dedicated to helping others. Luks has authored important books which are credited with having significant national impact, and has initiated and led the passage of laws that have had a significant impact on society.


"I strongly endorse Amy's work."

—Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author. He is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

"I am so impressed with the work of this [nonprofit]."

— Paul Hovitz, Community Board #1 Manhattan




Help Make a Difference with WCMAD

There are many ways you can get involved! Learn more about our programs and opportunities.