Jenkins Joins MontDelco's Habitat for Humanity

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Malcolm Jenkins is the special guest at Habitat MontDelco’s 30th anniversary celebration, where attendees will enjoy a question and answer session with the two-time Super Bowl champion. The gala is on Thursday, April 18 at the Radnor Hotel, 591 Lancaster Ave in Wayne, PA. Emcee for the night is Emmy award-winning anchor and NBC10 News reporter, Rosemary Connors. The Montgomery County native co-anchors the 11 a.m. weekday newscast and her field reports air during the afternoons.All proceeds from the gala support Habitat’s programs to build and repair homes, revitalize communities and provide financial literacy education.  Click here for tickets.

Join Us At CTNO Network and Chill Event

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College Track New Orleans, in partnership with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, is hosting a College and Career Event for 150 New Orleans area high school scholars on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The purpose of this event is to connect 9-12th grade scholars with local professionals and organizations related to their expressed career interests. We have identified scholar interest in your particular career field and as such, we invite you to partner with us for this event by serving as a guest speaker or panelist (April 9), or round table discussion host (April 10) and sharing your story of your career journey with scholars. We also invite you, if available, to set up a partnership table at our "Network and Chill" hour from 5:45-6:45 pm on April 10 to connect with students and families interested in learning more about your organization.The attached announcement outlines the details of the event, as well as the proposed details of commitment from potential partners. We are asking that professionals commit to attending at least one day of the event from 4:00pm-7:00pm. If you are interested in serving as a partner and are able to commit to connecting with our scholars, please RSVP with your availability via email to jaime.johnson@collegetrack.org by March 29, 2019.We look forward to partnering with you to empower our scholars to not only pursue post- secondary education, but to explore diverse career fields and opportunities which may help to effectuate positive change in their lives.
Sincerely,Jaime Johnson-Duplessis, PhDAcademic Affairs ManagerCollege Track New Orleansjaime.johnson@collegetrack.org (504) 577-2021

Celebrating An Evening of Advocacy

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On April 10, the Support Center for Child Advocates will host its 2019 annual benefit reception and auction, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia. This year, Child Advocates proudly recognizes Malcolm Jenkins with the 2019 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award for his service to youth in underserved communities.To join the celebration, click HERE for ticket and sponsorship information.A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. 

Malcolm Jenkins to Champion BLACK BOYS as Executive Producer of Social Justice Film

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Los Angeles, CA (January 24, 2019) - He is a Two-time Super Bowl Champion, Founder and Chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, owner of the men’s fashion line Damari Savile, co-founder of the Players Coalition, and now Executive Producer on the upcoming social justice film by Director Sonia Lowman, called BLACK BOYS.“Malcolm Jenkins is the epitome of what you’d want in an Executive Producer as he believes in the content of the film while also being a relentless social justice advocate,” says Sonia Lowman, Director of BLACK BOYS and co-founder of LA film company, Never Whisper Justice. “This is a story about belonging, love, struggle, justice, and transformation. We need to hear the voices of black boys and black men about their journey while illuminating their humanity.”As a first-time Executive Producer, Malcolm Jenkins has embraced the role of providing insight, feedback, and guidance, all while performing his full-time job as a Pro Bowl safety for the Philadelphia Eagles.“Sonia first reached out to us back in June about me doing an interview for the film,” says Jenkins. “I did my research and realized her last film (Teach Us All) was acquired by Ava DuVernay and considered a companion piece to 13th, which I thought was very impactful. To me, BLACK BOYS takes the next step, which provides an in depth approach to issues facing black boys and young black men in America today. This is critical work and I just felt like it was a perfect fit for me as an Executive Producer, especially with the focus on social justice and social impact.”Now in the final editing stages, BLACK BOYS will officially launch a social impact campaign during Super Bowl week in Atlanta with a panel at Morehouse College, “BLACK BOYS - Brain Health and Belonging.” As part of the Never Whisper Justice production model, each feature length film is accompanied by action steps for social change, something Malcolm Jenkins embraces through his foundation and the many activities in multiple communities with the Players Coalition.“Partnering with Malcolm not only made sense from a film production side, but more importantly, because of his social justice and racial equality work through the Players Coalition.” says Sonia. “Whether it’s criminal justice reform or police and community relations, Malcolm is putting in the work while catalyzing fellow players to join him with collective purpose. Action based advocacy with sustainable outcomes is exactly what we believe in and will continue to amplify through our work at Never Whisper Justice.”“We need this film at this time, and we need the change that it desires.”Malcolm JenkinsFor additional information please contact chad@neverwhisperjustice.com / 813.293.8969

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Delivering Holiday Dinner Baskets and Toy GiveAway to 420 Struggling Families

A nourishing meal, shared with family and friends, is a holiday tradition that makes the season special. However, it can be one of the most challenging and stressful times of the year for many struggling families, unsure of how they will be able to afford all the fixings. Each year, to ensure that vulnerable families can participate in these special days of joy, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation provides festive food baskets, filled with a turkey and all the nutritional staples and trimmings to prepare a holiday feast, for hundreds of families in need.Striving to make a positive impact in each state in which Malcolm has resided, since 2011; The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise program has served more than 1805 families. This year, with a financial grant from BNY Mellon and in-kind sponsorship from ShopRite Supermarkets operated by the Brown Family, the Foundation expanded its program to include 140 families residing in the City of Camden, NJ, a community in which 35% of households live below the poverty level. Through its expansion to three states, this year’s effort supported 420 families.In keeping with the jersey number (27) that Malcolm wears on the field, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation invited 27 organizations in each community to serve as partners in identifying families in need of a festive blessing.On Saturday, December 15 and Monday, December 17,  the Foundation and its team of volunteers gathered to assemble and distribute holiday meal baskets for 420 household across the three locations, all made possible though its partnerships with Philadelphia Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PA), Antioch Baptist Church (NJ), City of Camden (NJ), and College Track New Orleans (LA). Selected families received an in-person surprise delivery of food baskets and gifts from Malcolm Jenkins himself, Captain Jarreau Thomas and members of Philadelphia PAL, Mayor Frank Moran, City of Camden, and members of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and its volunteers. Since 2011, the Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise events and collaborations have underscored the spirit of giving during the holidays and the importance of community engagement and partnerships.Each family received a 14 lb turkey, 1 box of Stuffing, 1 can of Cranberry Sauce, 2 large cans of Green Beans, 2 large cans of Collard Greens, 2 boxes of Macaroni and Cheese, 5lbs of Potatoes, a bag of Fresh Produce, 1 box of Spaghetti, 1 large jar of Spaghetti Sauce, Bread/Dinner Rolls, Cider/Punch, 1 box of Rice, a can of Milk, 1 pkg. Gravy, 1 Sweet Potato Pie, an Aluminum Pan, Paper Plates and Utensils, all festively wrapped in a reusable laundry basket.In addition to the food baskets, families residing in Philadelphia and Camden with children 15 years and under, all received toys and gifts for the holiday, thanks to the collaboration and generous contributions from the City of Camden, Hersha Hotels and Resorts, Coral Homes, Dolly’s Boutique, Philadelphia PAL, The Harrison College House at UPENN, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Chi Upsilon, and Damari Savile who each conducted toy drives in support of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's program.

Camden awards Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins with the Key to The City

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Honorable Mayor Frank Moran (City of Camden) joined by City Council members, Congressman Donald Norcross, Senator Nilsa Cruz Perez, Senator Jim Beach, Camden County Freeholder Board, Pastor John O. Parker from Antioch Baptist Church among others, honored New Jersey native and Two-time Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins with a Key to The City of Camden for his community efforts to support youth and the underserved through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.“It is truly an honor to be receiving a Key to the City of Camden today,” said Jenkins. “Earlier this year during The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation ‘Get Ready Fest’ here in Camden we were inspired by the people of this city, and today I find myself once again reminded by Mayor Moran, City Council, elected officials, Pastor John O. Parker, and the entire city to try and always lead by example.”“I’ve received a ton of awards over my my lifetime in sports, but this one that's a huge honor for me."  said Jenkins.In 2018, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation partnered with Feed the Children and other community partners to host “Get Ready Fest” at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. This community outreach event helped to provide hundreds of pre-identified families with 25 pounds of food, 10 pounds of essential items, as well as health and wellness products. In addition to providing enough food to feed a family of four for one week, this staple Foundation event offers an array of health-related services and information for the community. These services include screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, basic eye and dental check-ups, GED, job training, plus senior, veteran and youth services.Mayor Moran made it a point to show appreciation, not just for what Jenkins has done locally for Camden, but for Jenkins’ national stances on social issues, too.“It’s an historical act that really signifies what the City of Camden appreciates, and what I appreciate as the mayor,” Moran said. “Malcolm standing up for the social issues nationally, and standing up for the rights of the underserved, so I thought it was fitting for him [to receive a key to the city] and it will go down in history in the City of Camden that once there was an individual named Malcolm Jenkins who received a key to the city for these specific reasons.”

A Huge Win At The Linc! Blitz, Bowties & Bourbon

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This year’s 5th Annual Blitz Bow-Ties and Bourbon fundraiser was filled with highlights and generosity. The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation put out a call that supporters like you graciously answered. With Lincoln Financial Field as our canvas we worked together to create an experience filled with positive energy, entertainment and the spirit of giving, and best of all, you had a blast!(Click HERE to view our photo gallery and recap video from #27Blitz4Philly.)Thanks to your giving, we’ve exceeded our fundraising expectations, reaching a grand total of one hundred sixty-two thousand, nine hundred sixty-six dollars and zero cents. ($162,966.00)! The combination of your financial resources and passion will manifest in an even greater impact on our youth in all the communities we serve, in the states of PA, NJ, OH and LA.Powered by your kindness, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation will continue to create positive change in the lives of youth through programs like Get Ready Fest, Young Dragons Summer S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Athletics, and Mathematics) and Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. (Reinforcing Education With Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports). The children that we reach may not know your name, see your face, or hear you speak, but they will feel your impact and for that, we are all truly grateful.The level of appreciation we have for your contribution is hard to contain and difficult to articulate. We hope that this year’s 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-ties and Bourbon fundraiser served as an accurate reflection of our gratitude and inspires you to stay involved in our efforts throughout this continuously rewarding journey.

MOTHER'S IN CHARGE PRESENTS FAVORITE SON AWARD TO MALCOLM JENKINS

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Mothers in Charge celebrated its 15th Anniversary Gala in September and presented their Favorite Son Award to our Founder and Chairman, Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was unable to attend because of football season commitments, however, he sent a video message and his mother Gwendolyn V. Jenkins, President of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, was present to accept the award. Additional honors were presented with some of MIC members and best friends in the community. Mothers in Charge founder and executive director Dorothy Johnson-Speight presented the honors.  VIEW FULL GALLERY ON MOTHER'S IN CHARGE WEBSITE.

5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

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For over 8 years The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, fueled by your generosity, has donated over $1,000,000 in goods, coached and taught football fundamentals to over 3000 young athletes, and awarded over $115,000 in scholarships to youth in PA, NJ, OH and LA. Working together on the ground in the inner city neighborhoods, we have supplied over 6,500 families with essential resources and products, and have opened new doorways to education through our Summer S.T.E.A.M. program in partnership with Drexel University. But, our work is not yet done.The thousands of youth and families who benefit from our altruistic supporters have continuously inspired our efforts, ushering forth a path for future goals. Goals that include you!As The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation prepares for our 5th Annual Blitz, Bowties and Bourbon Fundraiser, this question remains; How do we do more? The answer is: with your help! With your influence, your financial support, and with your kindness we can continue to change lives, set bigger goals and close the gaps caused by limited resources and lack of opportunities.

On September 10, 2018, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation cordially invites you to an exclusive night inspired by philanthropy, style and sophistication. As our VIP guest you will be treated to an evening that celebrates your humanity through elegance. The Blitz Bowties and Bourbon private VIP access provides guests with a custom insider’s tour of the Linc and a meet and greet with Eagles players from past and present.We are so thankful, because as a result of your contributions to The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Malcolm is able to continue his work off the field and on the ground. As you have so generously poured into the youth participants of our programs, we have followed your lead by creating an event deserving of your donations. Complete with delectable bites from Philadelphia’s top chefs, and an endless stream of top shelf cocktails, this evening will be momentous for all guests in attendance. In addition to enjoying a wonderful night at this event, our special VIP guests will not leave empty handed. As a token of our appreciation, VIPs will also receive their very own personal photo with the Vince Lombardi trophy and an authentic Eagles Signature Logo Football autographed by Malcolm and a few of his Super Bowl winning teammates to commemorate this wonderful evening.So how do you secure the success of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation throughout 2019 and Your VIP ticket to this exclusive event? We have made it simple, One Mission, One Donation, One Linc. 

TMJF Announces 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser will be helping to kick-off the Eagles’ season in style by hosting its exclusive event on Monday, September 10 at the Lincoln Financial Field West VIP Club. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the foundation’s youth development programs and initiatives in underserved communities, including Young Dragons -Summer STEAM, a six-week long summer program at Drexel University, dedicated to educating Philadelphia elementary and middle school students living in the 'Promise Zone', in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Athletics and Mathematics.The highly anticipated event is hosted by two-time Super Bowl Champion and Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins, along with a few of his Eagles teammates, and will include Philadelphia’s most influential business leaders and celebrities. The stylish evening includes notable chef tasting, craft bourbon cocktails, soulful sounds, and exclusive live and silent auctions. VIP ticketholders will gain early access for a custom tour of the Linc, along with an autographed SB LII Philadelphia Eagles Logo Football, personally signed by two-time Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins and teammates in attendance. Limited tickets and sponsorship packages are available for this exclusive event, and can be found by visiting the Foundation’s website, www.themalcolmjenkinsfoundation.org. This exciting night of charitable giving and entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticketholders, and 7 p.m. for general admission. Please continue to visit TMJF social media channels for event updates and announcements! Twitter: @TheMJFoundation Facebook: @TheMalcolmJenkinsFoundation Instagram: @themjfoundationPRESS CONTACT: Rebecca Otto, Wasserman, (212) 710-8072, rotto@teamwass.com 

Big Impact Needs Big Collaboration

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., joined in collaboration with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, two-time Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, ESPN Commentator Stephen A. Smith, Kingsley House and Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food and resources for the local community in New Orleans, La. Five-hundred pre-identified families were invited to the Kingsley House from noon to 2:00 p.m. to receive 20 pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, backpacks with school supplies, local resources and information in addition to haircuts provided by Delgado Community College.One of our founders, Bishop Edgar A. Love said, “Uplift puts Omega Men in connection with the communities they come from and allows them to realize their responsibility to those that are less fortunate. Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. have lived up to those words by serving the underserved for over 106 years.”-David Marion, Ph.D., 1st Vice Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.Since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has partnered with College Track New Orleans providing area high school students with a life skills curriculum and scholarships.  To date, exceeding $115,000 in scholarship support.  "While I’m here to celebrate with my fraternity brothers, it is a great opportunity to give back and support local families in need through our signature Get Ready Fest TM program, which we've also hosted this past year in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH.”- Malcolm Jenkins.[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="38" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="400" gallery_height="200" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="5" show_thumbnail_link="0" thumbnail_link_text="[Show thumbnails]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

TMJF 7th Annual Youth Football Camp Offers Cheer, Combine and Sport Safety Education

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On June 22-23, Malcolm Jenkins, Two-time Super Bowl Champion and Two-time Pro Bowl Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles hosted The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s seventh annual Next Level Youth Football Camp for over 525 boys and girls, ages 7-17 at Piscataway High School. Jenkins, a native New Jersey, along with several other prominent current and former NFL players, served as mentors providing hands-on instruction and motivational lessons, with support of local area high school coaches and community partners. Participants were grouped based on age, with an emphasis placed on skill development, safety, and fun of the game. Advancing the Foundation’s mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of young people and the communities in which they live, the camp also provided parents and guardians in attendance with industry-leading resources to help them understand how to protect the health and safety of their young athletes. The FREE health, wellness and sports safety information workshops were offered through a partnership with Safe Kids-NJ.  Topics included Nutrition and Hydration, Concussion Recognition and Recovery, Overuse Injury Prevention and Care, Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes presented by Simon's Heart, and Anti-Bullying presented by Ron Shuali, M. Ed.Sport Testing Inc., a leading provider of sport specific player testing and athletic assessment technologies, provided state-of-the-art combine testing to all campers, sponsored by Dynasty Sports Group, a company founded by former New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Champion and Jenkins former teammate, Marques Colston. In addition, this year marked the inaugural Tumbling Camp for Cheerleaders co-hosted by Hall of Fame, World Champion Power Tumbler, Rayshine Harris of Shine Tumblers and the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. “Each year, we try to add unique and innovative components to the program to make it a better experience for the campers. Since 2012, the camp has grown approximately 25 percent each year and I’m grateful to have the support of my NFL colleagues and High School coaches, who give their time and effort to coach and mentor the kids, which we hope will have a positive and lasting impact in their lives,” said Malcolm Jenkins. NFL players participating in the camp include Devin McCourty (New England Patriots), Marques Colston (former New Orleans Saints), Jonathan Casillas, Troy Smith, and Donald Washington.This year’s camp was made possible through the generosity of sponsors and community partners including Shine_TumblersAT&T, Piascik, Safe Kids WorldwideSafe Kids New Jersey RWJBarnabas HealthPhiladelphia EaglesPiscataway Township High SchoolNew Jersey American WaterNorth Stelton Volunteer Fire CompanySimon's Heart Shua Life SkillsRobby WestFrito-Lay, Brown's Family ShopRite, Bash, Healthy Garden Restaurant Piscataway River Road Rescue Squad The Heldrich TACKMA Dream Factory Balloons, and a grant from the NFL Foundation.[ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="38" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_imagebrowser" ajax_pagination="0" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

MALCOLM JENKINS FOUNDATION EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH DREXEL FOR YOUNG DRAGONS SUMMER STEAM CAMP

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is expanding its partnership with Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement  to offer a summer camp for local students to learn, experiment and experience the interplay between science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics and mathematics (STEAM).Initially piloted with the ExCITe Center in 2016, Summer STEAM offers middle school students living near Drexel’s campus the opportunity to participate in unique arts-science learning activities. Starting in 2017, the Young Dragons program merged the Summer STEAM curriculum with the established literacy and enrichment programs of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement for a free six-week camp. The day camp, which is open to students entering fifth through eighth grades, will be held at Drexel this summer.“The goal of this innovative program is to engage, educate and inspire students, regardless of their background or financial resources, to explore cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics, and mathematics — STEAM — in a creative and exciting format,” said Youngmoo Kim, PhD, director of the ExCITe Center.As part of the six-week camp, students in Young Dragons will explore music technology (acoustics and sound synthesis), visual arts (geometry and drawing/painting), computer game design and coding, dance (biology and movement) and athletics (sports science and technology). New modules will illustrate the basics of engineering behind the design of sneakers and building music-playing robots.The Young Dragons program has been designed specifically to meet the needs of children living in close proximity to Drexel. This two-square-mile is a federally designated Promise Zone due to challenges it faces associated with persistent poverty.“The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is thrilled to be part of this unique collaboration which is having a tremendous impact on Philadelphia youth,” said Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles safety and the founder and chairman of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.Young Dragons is an extension of the educational programs currently offered by the Foundation, including Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S., a life skills curriculum and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholars.Young Dragons students will participate in a special Open House event on June 18th. Campers will have the opportunity to meet Malcolm Jenkins and participate in a preview of upcoming STEAM activities.About The Malcolm Jenkins FoundationFounded in 2010, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity with a mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities; by providing resources, innovative opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of their community. The Foundation is committed to youth development initiatives and programs, which emphasize character development, leadership, education, life skills health and recreation. With a presence in New Jersey, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Foundation’s work is guided by the principles of Project REWARDS: Reinforcing Education with Activities, Recreation, & Developmental Supports. For more information visit: http://www.themalcolmjenkinsfoundation.org/     About the Lindy Center for Civic EngagementDrexel’s vision of a comprehensive and progressive urban university striving to be the most civically engaged in the nation comes to life through the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is housed within the Office of University and Community Partnerships at Drexel University. In collaboration with the community, and in support of Drexel’s strategic plan, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement furthers the public good on the local and national levels while enriching the scholarship and character of Drexel students.  The Lindy Center works with more than 75 community partners on 200-plus civic engagement projects annually. The Center’s personnel also lead several student leadership programs, and support community-based learning through course development and faculty research projects. For more information visit: http://drexel.edu/lindycenter/ About the ExCITe Center The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center of Drexel University is a unique research institute that explores the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship. The Center brings together faculty and students from across the University to enable new opportunities for discovery, disruption, and innovation through collaboration, while fostering creativity, curiosity, and personal expression. ExCITe is known for its novel projects combining disciplines, such as smart “functional” fabrics, videogame displays on skyscrapers, performances with augmented musical instruments, and STEAM education efforts, which further the Center’s mission to inspire transdisciplinary research and discovery connecting technology and communities. For more information visit: http://drexel.edu/excite

Thuzio | Live and 'Unfiltered' with Malcolm Jenkins

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On Thursday, June 7, 2108, two-time Super Bowl Champion and Philadelphia Pro Bowl Safety, Malcolm Jenkins, teamed up with Thuzio Executive Club for a rare and boutique evening of dinner, spirits and  conversation at Tendenza, 929 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA. The ‘Unfiltered’ guests were treated to an exclusive seat to listen to Malcolm discuss his career, the NFL and his work off the field through an engaging conversation with Adam Lefkoe. Tickets included a live and unfiltered experience with  a full dinner, open bar sponsored by Tito's, and a live ad silent auctions which raised proceeds to support The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's youth development programs. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="37" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_slideshow" gallery_width="400" gallery_height="200" cycle_effect="fade" cycle_interval="5" show_thumbnail_link="0" thumbnail_link_text="[Show thumbnails]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] 

GET READY FEST: Helping to Feed Philadelphia

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The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, PepsiCo and Feed the Children joined forces last Friday at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia for “Get Ready Fest: Feeding Philadelphia.” The event is an effort to fight hunger and help Philadelphia families in need.

Full article By Kharisma McIlwaine: http://www.philasun.com/local/get-ready-fest-helping-to-feed-philadelphia/

The Philadelphia community greatly benefited from the event. Two semi-auto trucks were filled with food, daily essentials, books and school supplies. Free health screenings and haircuts were also available for the people in attendance. 

“[When] I first got here (Philadelphia) in 2014, we had been doing a lot of work in New Orleans and in New Jersey, where I’m from,” he said. “We were trying to figure out what we could do in Philly that could be impactful and we came up with “Get Ready Fest”. We hosted it in North Philly in 2014. We fed children with PepsiCo and we’ve been doing it every since then. It’s an opportunity for us to not only feed families, we are serving 800 families today, but also to bring resources from the community directly to these families that are in need and it’s been great. The support we’ve gotten from volunteers and community groups consistently showing up regardless of the weather has been awesome and it’s families that need it. This won’t save and change everything, but it definitely provides some relief and hopefully the resources that they need for the time being.”

Get Ready Fest - Brings 800 Camden families wellness resources, food and essentials.

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Since 2014, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has brought Get Ready Fest, his foundation’s signature charity event, to cities across the country. In Camden, New Jersey, 35 percent of households live below the poverty level and far too many children go to bed hungry. This is why The Malcom Jenkins Foundation and PepsiCo partnered with Feed the Children to kick off “Get Ready Fest: Helping Feed Camden” providing 800 Camden-area families with wellness resources, food and essentials.The event kicked off at 12 noon at Antioch Baptist Church, 690 Ferry Ave, Camden, NJ.“The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) is proud to team up and partner for this important event in the Camden area,” said Malcolm Jenkins, a New Jersey native.  Thursday's event was its first in Camden.

"We thought it was very important (to come to Camden)," he said. "It's that city that's right there on the other side of the bridge that you forget about, but me being from Jersey, we wanted to do something in New Jersey specifically and Camden just made sense to us.  Despite the rain, which Antioch pastor John Parker joked "baptized us all," about 800 families turned out for boxes of food, toiletries, books, school uniforms and supplies, and help with an array of social services.

Each family identified by Antioch Baptist Church received:

  • One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
  • One 15-pound box of personal-care items
  • One box of AVON products
  • Books from Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Frito-Lay snacks
  • PepsiCo beverages
  • Life Original Cereal
  • Quaker Standard Oats
  • Chewy Granola Bars
  • Variety of Campbell Soup products

In addition to providing enough food and daily essentials, the Get Ready Fest TM event offers an array of health-related services and information through the support of various community resource partners. These services include health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, etc., education and social service information relating to GED, job training, and senior and veteran support services. Additionally, the event includes a children’s resource area that provides services, children’s books, school supplies, haircuts, face painting, and snacks.

 

Former First Lady Celebrates College Signing Day at Temple

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama was at Temple University's Liacouras Center today along with a host of other celebrities for the fifth annual College Signing Day. About 8,000 high school seniors attended the event celebrating the student's commitment to higher education. That can come in the form of 4-year university, 2-year junior college, trade school, military, and more. It is part of Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative's "Better Make Room" campaign started five years ago "to inspire every student in the U.S. to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school." For more information visit: https://www.bettermakeroom.org/

Save the Date - Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

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Mark your calendar to join us for an upscale evening at the 5th annual ‘Blitz, Bow-Ties, & Bourbon’ fundraiser in the City of Brotherly Love!Delectable tastings from Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurants complimented with Premium spirits will set the mood as we raise funds to support  programs and initiatives of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity with a mission to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth in underserved communities. Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Jenkins and his teammates will represent the home team in our mission to uplift Philadelphia’s young people.  Will you join us?SAVE THE DATE - Monday, September 10, 2018; 6:30pmEST - 10:00pmEST. MORE DETAILS TO COME!

Jenkins Honored OIC 'Game Changer Award'

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On May 1, 2018, five dynamic leaders in Philadelphia who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others through workforce development, innovation and philanthropy will be honored at the Innovate Ignite imagine OIC Luncheon.Congratulations to our Founder and Chairman, Malcolm Jenkins recipient of the- GAME CHANGER AWARD! The Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.–or OIC–works to open opportunities for all members of the community, helping people everywhere get the skills they need to get good jobs and advance in their careers.  It's mission is to assist the unemployed, the underemployed, the homeless, and disadvantaged youth and adults to achieve self-sufficiency and empowerment, primarily through education, training, job placement, and through supportive human services, housing and economic development. Philadelphia OIC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 by the late Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, who was an internationally-recognized advocate for civil and economic rights for all.

7th Annual Next Level Youth Football Camp Adds Shine Tumbling for Cheerleaders

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Fri., June 22 (Age 14-17) and Sat, Jun 23 (Age 7-13)

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Piscataway High School

100 Behmer Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ

Registration Opens

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 8amEST