Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, his message is still just as significant. It is my hope his legacy last another 50 years and beyond.
He taught us that there is validity in protest and that you can change the country through meaningful, constructive civil engagement. He even noted that everyone has the potential to be great through service.
Let’s also not forget King was stressed about the progress being made in the United States. There were some gains but there was also loss – including death.
Dr. King was perhaps one of the greatest human beings to ever grace this earth. Chief among the characteristics of being a human being is that he was human – not perfect, but certainly spiritually aware of our nature and the need to improve how we treat each other.
He showed a natural ability to exercise reason and sound judgement. His ideas were modern and his outlook on society was well-informed. Keenly aware of the traits of being human, Dr. King was often tired but persisted in his nonviolent resistance despite his frustrations.
In his own words,
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
Tonight, I will have the distinct honor of meeting members of the Valley Economic Alliance accepting the nomination for featured “Non-Profit of the Year” from The World Networks. I will accept this nomination knowing that it is the result of the hard work of our community of dedicated individuals believing we all have a responsibility to contribute to the work of building stronger, more resilient communities.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to be brave in our endeavors and never stop doing and believing in what is right. Because of his sacrifice, we see so many people of color taking on positions of service all across the United States. In 2017, Virginia elected its first Latina and Asian-American to their House of Delegates, Minnesota and Montana voters elected their first African-American mayor, North Carolina voters elected their first African-American female mayor, and New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor. Because of Dr. King’s contribution, the United States is a much better place.
Together, we commemorate Dr. Kings life, legacy, and sacrifice.
Let us remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name and sacrifice for centuries to come.
Founder, Board Chair
On Saturday March 24, 2018, members of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation will be participating in the Creekside West Small Business & Craft Fair. If you are in or reside in the Ontario, California area, stop by and meet the volunteers and supporters making #socialgood happen in your community.
2601 Deer Creek Loop
Ontario, California 91761
Creekside Beach Clubhouse (intersection of Day Creek and Deer Creek Loop)
Vendors will be open from 11am to 3pm. We hope to see you there.
According to 2010 census estimates, Creekside West Village Master Association is a homeowner association encompassing approximately 410 acres in the southeast portion of the City of Ontario. With an approximate population of 55,000 residents, the median age is 28.7.
The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers for their recent contribution of time to the Ontario Arbor Day Celebration on March 10, 2018. This event could not have been a success without their dedication and hard work. Despite the rain, Lampkin Foundation volunteers were able to help plant 165 trees throughout Ontario, California.
We are happy to report more than 40 Ontario residents, students, and community shareholders came to support Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and CIRCLE 2.0‘s larger effort to plant over 1650 trees across California and Ontario’s effort to reduce and limit carbon emissions.
Thanks to volunteers, supporters, and stakeholders, the city of Ontario is well on it’s way to retaining it’s status as a “Tree City USA“. Furthermore, many homes will benefit from the developing shade and carbon emissions are being reduced.
For more information about the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation and it’s mission, visit:
The 2018 Social Good Scholarship Fund Application Is Closed
Thank you everyone who participated in the 2018 Social Good Scholarship Fund Essay Contest, who hosted or attended a presentation at your organization or who shared this opportunity with their friends, neighbors, classmates, students and colleagues.
Thank you especially to all of the students who applied to the Social Good Scholarship and who continue to pursue interest in building stronger communities through service that benefits society. Thank you for believing that together we can transform communities and bring people from a place of stale ambition to their greatest potential. You play a critical role in our work to have a significant impact in areas education, economic development, climate change research, health and wellness, and proving resources for under-served communities.
The 2018 Social Good Scholarship application is closed (as of 02/15/18 12AM PST deadline). We are now getting to the work of application evaluation and we’ll be in touch with everyone who submitted an application by this year’s deadline with an update on the status of their candidacy. Until then, we hope that everyone stays engaged in working to improve the world around us through volunteer work and supporting causes that matter to you.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have at email@example.com.
Together we can transform the communities we live in and improve communities around the world from what they are today to what they could be tomorrow.
This Christmas season, we are so thankful for you!
This month, we were able to purchase and power 120 solar lamps for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and facilitate accommodations for 2 evacuees because of your amazing support!
When shopping for Christmas gifts this season, please keep the Lampkin Foundation in mind. There may be people on your list who might truly appreciate having a donation to the Lampkin Foundation made in their name, rather than receiving a tangible gift. This is a perfect option for people who “have everything” or whose lives have been impacted in some way by pulmonary fibrosis, recent disasters, or lack of access to fresh food, which our organization works to bring awareness to every day.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the most recent wildfires occurring in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County, California region. We understand how burdensome natural and man-made disasters can be on residents, entire communities, and municipalities. We too were affected by the wind driven fire activity when a nearby plant nursery caught fire causing several acres of land to burn in its path.
Giving Tuesday Donors gave something that meant something!
Congrats on an amazing #GivingTuesday! We’re seeing some great initial results and stories about how people gave time and dollars to the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation on #GivingTuesday. We are so inspired by your generosity – thank you for all the work, creativity and compassion you put into our campaign and into spreading the word about our movement.
We are getting ready for Giving Tuesday. We want you to get in on the action!
What’s #GivingTuesday? What’s the big deal?