Malcolm Jenkins was the special guest at Habitat MontDelco’s 30th anniversary celebration, where attendees enjoyed a question and answer session with the two-time Super Bowl champion. The gala was held on Thursday, April 18 at the Radnor Hotel, 591 Lancaster Ave in Wayne, PA. Emcee for the night was 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.
College Track New Orleans, in partnership with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, hosted 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 the event was to connect 9-12th grade scholars with local professionals and organizations related to their expressed career interests, who served as guest speakers and panelist, sharing stories with scholars of their career journeys.
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 email@example.com / 813.293.8969
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
"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 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/
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!
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.
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion safety Malcolm Jenkins was honored by Temple University’s Beasley School of Law’s Sports Law Program with the Love for the City Award at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 18.Jenkins and former Pennsylvania governor and current Comcast sports analyst Ed Rendell offered remarks.Jenkins was honored for his leadership in the Players Coalition.The Love for the City Award is presented annually to individuals or an organization whose contributions transcend sports.
On Friday, April 13, 2018 The Ohio State University honored a distinguished few of its 200,000+ alumni. Their accomplishments are tangible evidence of the lasting value of an arts and sciences education. Their contributions to their fields, communities, country, college and university make a lasting difference - locally and globally. Joining the ranks the distinguished few is our very own Chairman and Founder, Malcolm Jenkins, who received the Young Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes an alum under the age of 30, for their outstanding achievement and civic involvement throughout their career .[one_second][/one_second] Young Alumni Achievement AwardMalcolm JenkinsDistinguished Achievement AwardsThomas MurnaneDerek WhiddonColleen McMahonFred SilvermanShuzaburo Takeda
On Dec. 18, 2017, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl Safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) provided holiday meal baskets for 140 Philadelphia families at the Foundation’s annual Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department. Fellow Eagles defensive backs Rodney McLeod, Patrick Robinson, Jalen Mills, Jaylen Watkins, Corey Graham, and Sidney Jones were also in attendance to help anywhere they were needed. The day consisted of packing, filling and spreading holiday cheer to everyone around.In keeping with the jersey number (27) that Malcolm wears on the field, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation selected 27 local social service organizations to serve as partners in identifying five (5) families in need of a festive blessing, from within the community their organization serves. Each partnering organization picked up the festive gifts during the event, and delivered them to the families of their choosing.The event was hosted by the Philadelphia Police Department at the Police Athletic League center in Strawberry Mansion. In addition to packing and handing out dinner baskets at PAL, Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles players, TMJF volunteers, along with Philadelphia PAL and Community Relations Officers hand delivered holiday dinner baskets to several families with children under the age of 15, surprising each child with toys. Many families received toys this holiday season, thanks to the generous contributions from Hersha Hospitality, United Bank of Philadelphia, The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Damari Savile who each conducted toy drives for the Foundation.In the past year, Malcolm has continued to work with Commissioner Ross and others in the Philadelphia Police Department to explore and support department efforts to strengthen trust within the community. The ongoing collaboration underscores the spirit of giving during the holidays, and the importance of “giving back” to people living in challenged communities in Philadelphia, where 27 percent of households live below the poverty level.Thanks to the assistance of Brown ShopRite, the Foundation received select food items for the holiday dinner baskets. In addition, a grant from Keystone First was given to the Foundation to help assist in filling the baskets with the necessary food items. Also, a warm thank you to Dunkin’ Donuts (Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA and Ogontz Ave., Wyncote, PA locations) and Starbucks (Flourtown, PA) for providing all our volunteers with the necessary food and drinks to keep them warm during the packing and delivering.
The Philadelphia Eagles have named safety Malcolm Jenkins as their nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.Considered one of the league’s most prestigious honors, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field as well as excellence on the field.Three of the 32 nominees will be selected as finalists for the national award, renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back. Finalists will be announced in January 2018."I'm so proud to be the Philadelphia Eagles' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award," Jenkins said."I think it's important for athletes on any level, but especially pro athletes, to use their platform for more than themselves, more than the monetary gains, but to really make an impact."Jenkins leads the team tied for the best record in the NFL with 93 tackles. He also has two interceptions and a sack.One of the best free agent signings in Eagles history, Jenkins has four interception returns for touchdowns since joining the team in 2014 which ranks second just behind Eric Allen for most in the team record book.In 2015, Jenkins earned his first Pro Bowl nomination after career highs in tackles (120), pass deflections (15), and forced fumbles (3).Jenkins was previously recognized for his community work back in February as the recipient of the NFLPA's Byron "Whizzer" White Award. Jenkins joined Eagles Hall of Famers Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincent, and Reggie White as previous winners.Vincent and fellow Eagles Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael are former winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.