Malaak Compton-Rock, the wife of comedian Chris rock, is the founder of The Angel Rock Project, “an on-line e-village promoting volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change.” Recently on CNN’s “Black in America” series, Malaak was spotlighted for her humanitarian efforts. More specifically, Malaak’s charity, “Journey for Change,” was featured for sponsoring 30 underprivileged teens for a trip to South Africa where the teens did voluntary work for the even less fortunate.
Malaak’s commitment to service has taught her daughters about giving back. For instance, just this month, Zahra and Lola participated in Journey for Change’s second annual car wash fundraiser to benefit the educational fund in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and to raise money for an orphan in South Africa.
Malaak has written a book about voluntarism. If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too is Malaak’s latest effort to teach citizens about service and voluntary work.