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SUPPORTING THOSE WHO HAVE DISABILITIES, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, RAISING AWARENESS AND BEING A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL FOR THE YOUTH
WHAT IS THE MANGUM FOUNDATION?
The mission of the Mangum Foundation is to improve inner-city and blighted communities through outreach initiatives in education, health, and recreation. The main goal for the organization is to provide supportive services, such as academic and athletic training for the youth; career readiness for adults; hygiene and housing assistance for homeless and less-fortunate; as well as facility development to improve safety, access and quality of life for our service sector in marginalized communities in Philadelphia.
The founder of the Mangum Foundation is Tariq Mangum, who was born and raised in West Philadelphia. Graduated from Strayer University 2012 bachelors in Business Accounting and I started the Mangum Foundation in December of 2012. The reason I started this organization is because I was injured in a car accident in my 12th grade year of high school. The car accident left me as a quadriplegic. This was the hardest time of my life. The only way I got through this time was help and support from other people. So now I want to help others because I know how important it is to have someone in your corner at a time of need. Mangum Foundation will be here to help other who will be in need of assistants because everyone deserves help. When I became disabled at the age of 17 from a car accident in April of 2006, it changed my perception of life. It gave me a passion to give back and help people in need. So my goal is to open a non-profit organization and uplift communities while giving back to others in need.
MANGUM FOUNDATION PROVIDES PROGRAMS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Young intellects uses tutors to assist youth in academic and self-esteem development. Tutors work with children after-school on homework assignments, as well as engage in mentally stimulating exercises in math and reading, to provide extra support and practice for the participants. Young Intellects partners with existing programs to provided additional support to staffs for youth development.
ASSISTING AUTISM FAMILIES
Assisting Autism Families Initiative is a program made to provide a support group of volunteers for families of children with autism. Additionally, it facilitates programming, community outreach, event coordination, and increasing public awareness of autism, and its effect on families and children’s learning and social development. Every year, AAF hosts an Autism ball, wherein it partners with a local school for autistic children, and donates a percentage of the profits to the school to develop its programming.
The Athletic Club of Fairhill is a youth academy co-founded by the Mangum Foundation to focus on youth fitness and development, with its initial program, youth soccer. AC Fairhill will be operated and funded through Mangum Foundation, and supported by partnering organizations for coaching, equipment, training facilities, and curriculum. More information can be found on here.
Help Homeless Initiative
The Help Homeless Initiative is a program created to provide food and clothing support for Philadelphia-area homeless persons, at various shelters throughout the city. The program is ran monthly, and is powered by volunteers of Mangum Foundation.
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