THE REGIONS TOP RESTAURANTS AND WINERIES JOIN MALCOLM JENKINS FOR TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS FUNDRAISER ON SEPTEMBER 24 AT THE PAVILLION OF TWO SISTERS
NEW ORLEANS (SEPTEMBER 14, 2012) — Beginning at 7p.m. on Monday, September 24th, at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park, New Orleans Saints Safety Malcolm Jenkins will host Taste of New Orleans. The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's (TMJF) first fundraising effort, Taste of New Orleans, is designed to celebrate the regions best food, paired with the nation's top wineries, all coordinated to raise awareness and funding support for TMJF R.E.W.A.R.D.S. programs.
Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. is dedicated to cultivating and creating service, education and character development programs and initiatives for area youth and teens. The Greater New Orleans Urban League College Track program is one of the R.E.W.A.R.D.S. program partners. In addition, the TMJFTaste of New Orleans fundraiser will also help to support the recovery efforts of recreational play areas in St. Tammany and St. John the Baptist parishes damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
Taste of New Orleans Participating
Restaurants, Wineries and Sponsors
- Wolfe's Gulf Coast Grill
- Ruth's Chris
- Markham Lapostelle
- Chimney Rock
- Rutherford Hill
- Maple St Patisserie
- Praline Connection
- St James Cheese
- Cafe Giovanni
- Domaine Carneros
- Entergy New Orleans
- Red Stick Prosthetics
- 98.5 WYLD
- Spears Consulting Group
To attend Taste of New Orleans, visit,http://new.mj4youth.com/or call 504.366.8063
About The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's
(Reinforcing Education with Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports)
Founded in 2010, TMJF is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of youth, particularly in underserved communities; by providing resources, innovative opportunities and experiences that will help youth develop skills to succeed in life and become contributing members of the community.
TMJF has engaged and participated in several programs and activities in the Greater New Orleans area through its R.E.W.A.R.D.S initiative. Program activity include, honoring and rewarding a Behrman Elementary School student for citizenship, donating books to the Bethune Elementary School library, to its more formal partnership with The Greater New Orleans Urban League – College Track Program.
TMJF and The Greater New Orleans Urban League partnership, actively engages students in grades 9 – 12. The partnership is centered on a curriculum focusing on Self-Confidence, Health and Wellness, Strategic Thinking, Leadership Development Skills & Mentoring. Students who successfully complete the Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. curriculum will be considered for scholarships. In May, TMJF awarded ten – $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Greater New Orleans Urban League College Track Program.
Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Scholarships are awarded annually to help deserving youth, in pursuit of higher learning, with the financial assistance to attend an accredited college or university.