March 2018 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Malcolm Ingram as the newest member of its board of directors.
Malcolm graduated from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2016 and now specializes in labor and employment law as an associate lawyer at Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves on the board of the African American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of both the National African American Insurance Association and the Homeless Advocacy Project. He is also fluent in Spanish and was co-captain of the men’s basketball team as an undergraduate at Philadelphia University.
“It’s all about giving back,” said Malcolm. “I went to a Philadelphia public school, so I know what it’s like to be in these kids’ shoes.”
He said he was inspired by Healthy NewsWorks’ mission to help kids build their reading, writing, and research skills while learning about health and nutrition. As a lawyer, he said, he uses such skills every day.
If he had had the opportunity to join a Healthy NewsWorks program while in school, he said, it would have helped him focus more on writing. He wants to help Healthy NewsWorks expand to more schools in Philadelphia, bringing his own student experience, personal connections, and fresh ideas to energize the effort.
“I think it has an excellent mission. We have a great board that I look forward to working with, and I look forward to helping the children of Philadelphia grow,” he said.
“It will be terrific to have Malcolm on the board,” Marian said. “He has deep expertise in multiple areas that will benefit Healthy NewsWorks, from his fluency in Spanish to his legal knowledge. I like that he’s from Philly and knows and cares about the schools. I am sure we will find a way to put his basketball prowess to work!”
To learn more about the Healthy NewsWorks board visit our Who we are page.
—By Nora Dell