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Jonathan Vilma Discusses Upcoming Charity Event and Knee

 

New Orleans…October 23, 2013-Jonathan Vilma spoke on Tuesday at his celebrity server media event in Morton's Read more>

 

Academy for Peace and Justice Opens in Haiti

The Academy for Peace and Justice, supported by the Jonathan Vilma Foundation, opened last week to over 700 new students. Country director, Bryn Mooser, was on the ground taking it all in, and shares his thoughts:

"It has been an amazing week here at the Academy for Peace and Justice. Last week teachers from all street schools did a training session at our secondary school.  It's great to see our school used by the whole community.  The uniforms were completed by Father Rick and his St Luc programs at Francisville and look great.   We opened on Monday with 754 students and three grades.  Currently staffed with 60 full and part time teachers and 12 staff members, cooks, administrators and maintenance. The school is a real joy to see and Father Rick and his team have been working so hard to open on time.  In a country where secondary education is so scarce it is amazing to see how far we have come.

"The surrounding community is really happy with how the building has turned out.  Everywhere I travel people stop me to tell me how beautiful the school is.  There is a pleasant look of happy surprise on their faces as they see a promise followed through.  I wish you all could be there to watch as the students see their new school for the first time."

 

NFL Star Jonathan Vilma Named as Celebrity Ambassador for Operation HOPE’s Five Million Kids, a Youth Initiative to Stem Dropout Rates

Los Angeles…July 29, 2011 - Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant along with FIVE MILLION KIDS (5MK) Initiative Co-Chairs Quincy Jones and Ambassador Andrew Young recently welcomed Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Founder of National CARESCARES Mentoring Movement Susan L. Taylor and New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma as 5MK Celebrity Ambassadors. In these roles, Taylor and Vilma will lend their celebrity and philanthropic voice to promote the importance of education for inner-city youth.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

 

December 2013

Where Y'at Magazine
Helping Haiti

 

November 5, 2013

The Examiner
New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma Hosts 4th Celebrity Servers Charity Dinner

 

November 2013

The Advocate
Service with a Mission

 

October 17, 2013

ESPN
Vilma says he'll practice Monday

 

October 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints
Jonathan Vilma to host 4th Annual Celebrity Servers event at Morton's the Steakhouse

 

December 11, 2012

Times Picayune
Times-Picayune posts gallery of Celebrity Servers at Morton's

 

November 13, 2012

The Times Picayune
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma discusses Falcons and upcoming charity fundraiser

 

April 25, 2012

Artists for Peace and Justice
Jonathan Vilma visits Academy for Peace and Justice in Haiti

 

July 27, 2011

The Miami Herald
Ex-Miami Hurricane Jonathan Vilma donates $450K to UM

 

April 15, 2011

Look to the Stars
Legends Weekend: Celebrities For Charity

 

December 28, 2010

The Times-Picayune
Jonathan Vilma humbled by selection as New Orleans Saints' Man of the Year

 

November 1, 2010

Morton's Steakhouse of New Orleans 
Jonathan Vilma to Wait Tables for Charity