Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc. A Delaware Corporation

Rating: 4 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Philanthropy

Location: 9100 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 700 E Beverly Hills CA 90212 USA

Mission: To support community-based organizations that serve health, educational, and social needs of children residing in ethnically diverse urban communities. These goal are met through our scholarship program, community empowerment centers, HIV/AIDS granting and social programs.
Programs: The Magic Johnson Foundaion is committed to supporting healthy communities, successful college learning and empowerment, via community empowerment centers, on a national level; the Foundation addresses each of these concerns through a variety of targeted programs and proven initiatives. 1. EDUCATION: Through the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides support for deserving minority high school students who exemplify a strong potential for academic achievement, yet face socio-economic conditions that hinder them from reaching their full potential. The Foundation provides them with support throughout their entire undergraduate experiences, providing not only monetary assistance, but also mentoring, internships, and life skills programs. In this way, they are fully prepared for college studies and rewarding careers, following graduation. To date, over 250 students nationwide have received assistance from the Foundation to attend their college of choice. 2. COMMUNITY HEALTH AND AIDS SUPPORT: The Magic Johnson Foundation grants to non-profit organizations that focus on prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS. To date the foundation has granted millions of dollars towards this effort. These efforts are supported through HIV/AIDS testing events and the award winning "I Stand With Magic" campaign.3. COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTERS: The Magic Johnson has 19 fully-equipped technology centers in ethnically diverse communities nationwide. These centers offer a comprehensive range of educational, personal and professional development, empowerment and employment services. The program reaches more than 240,000 individuals annually and all services are provided free to local residents.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A Christmas Wish" Prayer" For The Greatest Mom In The World!

First let us tell you a little bit about why we have the Greatest Mom In The World. Our mom tries to help everybody family members and friends. Our mom took in 3 of her God children for over a year and took care of them. She didn't ask for any money from anybody for help. My mom treated us the same. Our mom tells us that she loves us 2 to 3 times a day gives us hugs and kisses every night before we go to bed. As well as when we wake up in the morning. In Maryland our mom did volunteer work helping the homeless, the Step Ahead Program for children, every 2nd and 4th Sat and Sun we helped feed the homeless, she taught children how to read, took them out on outing. Our mom was also the Director of our church Youth Group the Assembly of the Saints for years. Our father sister and mom dead about a year a part she took in our cousin and raise him. Our mom's dad was sick, she took him in and took care of him too. While doing all of these things helping others, our father would fight our mom. She also worked as an GNA/CNA Hospice Care. She made a promise to her client that she wouldn't leave her. Our mom kept her promise to Mrs. Hayes, she dead in Jan and we moved in Feb to Alabama. Here our mom still tries to help others. She is a foster mom of 2 little girls, one in which she will be adopting, she goes back to court in Jan for her. This old man don't have insurance to get home care so our mom does it for free, she cooks for him, take him to doctor appointments, make sure he takes his meds, check his sugar, blood pressure and more. We could go on and on about how great our mom is but we think you get the message. We had an Home Invasion Last year, now we are too scare to stay at home without our mom. The Home Invasion changed our life. Our mom had a good job, but she had to leave it and take a job with less pay so she could be home with us. Our mom never does anything for herself she says helping others gives her a job that no price can be put on it. In a lot of ways. We don't sleep good anymore at night and we used to love it here before that happen. Now when we hear sounds or the next door neighbor dogs barking we get up. We used to takes family trips FL, go to see our grandma in Uniontown,AL, go to Mich go to the Henry Ford Memorial and sight seeking taking our foster sister with us.Our mom and grand mom are really close they talk everyday,sometimes twice a day, our grandma is old as well as sick. We missed last year Christmas being with her and our family down there. It looks like we are going to miss this Christmas too. We know that our mom is sad and hurt because even when we lived in Maryland we never missed Christmas and New Years with our mom and grandma being together. We just want our mom happy again have our mom and grandma back together For Christmas and New Years. A house that we can call home again. Our mom smiles and laugh but it not like it used to be before the Home Invasion a year ago next month. Our mom tells us not to be scare but we cant help it. Now let us tell you the reason why we are writing to you in Hope That You can ( will ) help our mom because she needs an investor. The products are cups, mugs, base and basketball caps, wristbands, car tags, backpacks and more with this saying on it. Davison Turning Ideas in Products want to market and make the products. Our mom is offering 10 % the same that Davison is asking for in royalties for life to an investor. Our mom has also paid a lawyer to look over all the paperwork and he told her that they are good. If you can help us find an investor for our mom so we can give her the best Christmas Gift of her life than she can buy a home large enough to start a In Home Night Care Service for Single moms like her to have a Safe and Loving place to leave their children while they are working at night. Also she can offer more foster children a loving home like we have and be able to adopt some more of them too. Please help us make The Greatest Mom in the the world Dreams come true Helping others You Can text us at Jas @ 240 462 8292 and Sha @ 256 213 6187 call after 4:45 because we are in ROTC Mon- Thur. Davison Turning Ideas Into Products 595 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 2911 and www.Davison.com. When you find an investor you contact us and we will give you the person name at Davison to contact and her direct phone number. The products are only step One. They are also talking about turning the Idea into a Reality TV Show. Like the lawyer told my Mom this is Something Big!!!!

Thanks In Advance 4 Blessed Girls Of the Worlds Greatest Mom.

P.S We can fax you proof ( verification ) of everything that we have said and more. Please, please help us give our Mom the Best Christmas That she has ever had. Please Reply Even If You Can Not Help!

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Life-changing

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2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

heyyyy, my name is Michael, and i think these people went to far, way tooooo far.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Michael Jackson foundation is ridiculously overpriced and they ONLY accept money from African Americans.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

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Rating: 5 stars  

Though this is my first year being a recipient of the Magic Johnson Foundation scholarship, the opportunities that have come forth from being a member already have benefited me in so many differents aspects of my college career. Every summer there is scholarship conference for the scholars which is very uplifting. It gave me the opportunity to be around young people that share a common good, whether that may be attending to the needs of low-income communities or helping unprivilaged families suceed through tough times, all while attaining degrees for ourselves so that all of those options may be possible. The professionals that surround the scholars during the summer not only inspire us to be sucessful, but also make the possiblity of becoming a better person within a reasonable reach. Magic Johnson scholarship has by far been one of the most significant in my life. This program is definately worth every penny!

TMSP-MJF Scholarship Recipient (2010)

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Leadership Conference Summer-2010

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