Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc. 901 H STREET SUITE 120 Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 934-2273 info@legacybu.org
OUR COMMITMENT

empowering experiences

We are dedicated to empowering institutions and individuals with the tools and strategies they need to create immersive, inclusive, and empowering VR experiences that connect communities with educational and inspiring experiences.

In addition to our virtual art galleries, libraries, and archives, we extend our mission to offer heritage travel experiences that immerse travelers in the rich cultural legacies of West Africa. Through sustainable stays and cultural immersion, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of heritage, connecting people with their roots.

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I enjoy exploring Legacy virtual spaces and attending the annual events. The are very inspiring, and innovative.

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Abby Pine

OUR VISION

a world where technology enhances accessibility and engagement, allowing the rich tapestry of arts, culture, and heritage to shine brightly.

Welcome to Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc., where innovation meets cultural preservation, and technology harmonizes with heritage. Founded by Aisha Abdul Rahman, a visionary with a passion for healing, empowerment, and the profound potential of technology, Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc., is a dynamic force for positive change in the digital age.

We believe in harnessing the power of VR to transcend traditional boundaries, creating opportunities for immersive experiences, meaningful dialogue, and the amplification of cultural heritage. Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc. envisions a world where technology enhances accessibility and engagement, allowing the rich tapestry of arts, culture, and heritage to shine brightly. Together, we build a global community founded on deep understanding and genuine appreciation of our cultural legacies.

Our mission revolves around the acronym “C.E.U.H.,” which signifies a signal to initiate something truly transformative. At Legacy Designs Studio Inc., we aim to:

C.E.U.H Celebrate Empower Uplift & Heal

Celebrate: We celebrate the rich tapestry of human experiences, embracing diversity as a source of strength and unity.

Uplift: We uplift communities by preserving and sharing their cultural heritage, fostering a sense of pride and connection.

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Empower: We empower individuals to unlock their full potential, harnessing technology and innovative approaches to promote personal growth.

Heal: We provide spaces and resources for healing, recognizing the profound impact of art, culture, and self-expression on emotional well-being.

Our Vision

We envision a future where immersive technologies such as VR and AR, along with heritage travel experiences, empower organizations and institutions to bridge the gap between heritage and modern narratives. Our vision fosters inclusivity, education, cultural preservation, and a deeper connection to the diverse legacies of the world.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the transformation of GLAMs and heritage travelers by providing innovative solutions that leverage technology. We aim to empower institutions and people by enriching experiences and enhancing accessibility to cultural heritage for generations to come. 


Our History

In the midst of one of the most profound pandemics the modern world has ever faced and the dawn of a Black civil rights revolution ignited by the tragic public murder of Mr. George Floyd, a wave of powerful Black Lives Matter artwork emerged on social media. It was also at this time that Aisha Abdul Rahman, the founder of Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc., also embarked on a transformative heritage trip to Ghana. For a month, she explored various regions within the country and experienced the rich tapestry of Ghanaian culture.

 

This journey coinciding with the protests and uncertainty,  Aisha envisioned a platform to bridge the gap between heritage preservation and modern narratives. The powerful experience of the pandemic, the impact of the civil rights movement, and her travels inspired the launch of Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc. What began as a modest 24-hour Black Lives Matter Virtual Art Exhibit soon blossomed into a transformative five-day event, coupled with a Fourth of July boycott that drew over 200 registered guests.

 

The following year, Aisha embarked on another profound journey, this time to Sierra Leone. Through the remarkable science of genetic genealogy, she obtained citizenship, establishing her ancestral connection to the Mende and Temne people. This immersive experience deepened her reconnection to her heritage, igniting a passionate desire to empower others to embark on their own journeys of cultural rediscovery.

 

The year also marked a pivotal moment as Legacy Designs Studio Inc. embarked on its first Annual Juneteenth Festival, coincidentally aligning with the year Juneteenth achieved federal recognition as a holiday. This juncture in history inspired a shift in focus toward the healing potential of art and self-development while embracing a profound passion for emerging technologies and virtual spaces.

 

As our organization continued to grow we expanded our horizons. broadening our focus to include support for galleries, libraries, museums, and archives, with the aim of leveraging immersive technologies to enhance accessibility, engagement, and cultural preservation. Our journey continues, guided by the enduring commitment to celebrate, empower, uplift, and heal; while shaping a future where technology and heritage coalesce in harmony. 

 

In 2024, we expanded our mission to include a unique offering – Legacy Arts & Culture Travel. This extension provides individuals with the opportunity to physically immerse themselves in West African culture. Guests can stay in one of our modest middle-class homes located in the heart of West African communities. This immersive experience allows them to fully connect and reconnect with the vibrant cultures that are an integral part of our heritage.

 

Driven by innovative technology as its foundation. The mission is clear, encapsulated in the acronym C.E.U.H. (pronounced cue): to signal the beginning of a transformative journey. This journey is one of celebration, empowerment, upliftment, and healing.

 

Founder, Aisha Abdul Rahman


Our Philosophy

If an idea, program or brand does not C.E.U.H, it is NOT the right fit for us.


Our Values

  • Innovation: We believe in pushing the boundaries of technology to unlock new possibilities in LAMs.
  • Inclusivity: We advocate for diverse and inclusive narratives, ensuring that everyone can access and engage with cultural heritage.
  • Empowerment: We empower GLAMs to embrace immersive technologies and use them as tools for education and preservation.
  • Connection: We foster connections between the past and present, enabling meaningful experiences for patrons.

Accessibility: We prioritize making cultural heritage accessible to all, including those with disabilities.

Problems We Are Solving and Solutions:

  • Problem: Limited access to historical records.
    • Solution: Digitize and present archival materials in VR/AR environments for convenient exploration.
  • Problem: Decreased patron or student engagement.
    • Solution: Create immersive exhibitions and virtual tours to captivate and educate audiences.
  • Problem: Lack of resources to adopt VR/AR.
    • Solution: Offer cost-effective VR/AR solutions and consultancy services to GLAMs.
  • Problem: Inadequate accessibility for diverse audiences.
    • Solution: Design immersive experiences with accessibility features for all patrons

At Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc., we are guided by a commitment to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, culture and technology. We invite you to explore our digital collections, engage in transformative experiences, and join us on this journey of discovery and growth.

Thank you for being a part of the Legacy Builders & Empowerment Inc. community—a place where the past meets the future.