Mission Statement: Lockett Family Charitable Foundation strives to educate, encourage, and empower children and families living in economically disadvantaged communities in Fort Worth, Texas and throughout the world.
Vision Statement: Lockett Family Charitable Foundation envisions a world where all children and youth have access to the resources necessary for achieving success.
Motto: Educate, Encourage and Empower.
Core Values: Love, Optimism, Compassion, Kindness, Empathy, Transparency, Truth.
Programs and Special Projects: We have three programs in place that are designed to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children and their families:
- The Coats of Love Project provides coats and winter jackets to children in Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area who are not able to purchase winter wear.
- Fresh Fruit Friday is our project that provides fresh fruit and healthy snacks to young students in economically disadvantaged areas of Fort Worth, Texas.
- Community L.O.C.K. is our special project that is designed to reach underserved communities by actively exhibiting the first four of our core values: Love, Optimism, Compassion, and Kindness. Through this program we are currently fighting child hunger and food insecurity by sponsoring food pantries on the campuses of C.C. Moss Elementary School and Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School. By providing non-perishable food items to the families of students at both campuses we are taking steps to eliminate the trauma of hunger and food insecurity that makes it difficult for many students to reach their maximum potential academically.
History and Summary of Community Impact:
Lockett Family Charitable Foundation was founded by Jerome Carlos Johnson, an active community servant in Fort Worth, Texas. Johnson wanted to honor the memory of his maternal grandparents, Leroy “Red” Lockett and Magnolia Williams Lockett. His desire was to honor his grandparents legacy in a tangible way that would impact the lives of others in a positive way. After careful consideration, Johnson decided to launch Lockett Family Charitable Foundation on August 16, 2016. The first community project sponsored by Lockett Family Charitable Foundation was the distribution of winter coats to 35 children in Fort Worth, Texas.
In our efforts to build stronger families and communities, Lockett Family Charitable Foundation contributed to the local community in 2017 by:
- Supplying snacks and school supplies to students at Briscoe Elementary School and Highland Hills Community Center in Fort Worth.
- Providing coats and winter clothing to children throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Communities impacted include the following neighborhoods in Fort Worth, Texas: Highland Hills, Como, Hallmark, Camelot, Summer Creek, Glen Park, Echo Heights, Stop Six, Eastwood and Morningside. Coats were also provided to students in Arlington, Texas, as well students at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.
- Donating supplies and resources to support the After School Program and the Teen Advisory Council at Highland Hills Community Center (Fort Worth).
- Giving gift cards to disadvantaged families to help purchase groceries, gas and other life necessities.
Here is a list of a few of the great things that Lockett Family Charitable Foundation accomplished in 2018:
Provided brand new Kindle Fire Tablets to 45 youth participants in the After School Program at Highland Hills Community Center.
Provided Christmas gifts to 4 children in Ukraine.
Provided Christmas gifts to 4 children in the DFW area.
Provided brand new winter coats to 83 children & teens in Tarrant County.
Provided fresh fruit and healthy snacks to children living in several economically disadvantaged communities throughout Fort Worth.
Provided financial assistance for enrollment of three children in Summer Camp at Highland Hills Community Center.
Assisted two economically disadvantaged families with purchase of groceries.
Assisted two families with purchase of gasoline to commute to job interviews.
Formed a community partnership with Edward J Briscoe Elementary School, with the goal of increasing parental engagement. Through our partnership with Briscoe Elementary School, a new chapter of All Pro Dad’s was established.
So far in 2019, we have provided backpacks to over 350 local students and we are currently sponsoring food pantries on two elementary school campuses in Fort Worth, Texas.
Our Executive Board of Directors:
- Chair: Tamara Lockett, Non-Profit Professional
- Secretary: Debra Walton-Johnson, Banking Professional
- Treasurer: Jamika Allison, Law Professional
- Amy Rhodes, Education Administrative Professional
- Talitha Davis, Transportation Finance Professional
- Executive Director: Jerome C. Johnson, Young Adult Career Counselor & Advocate
Lockett Family Charitable Foundation does not, and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.