The Eagles continue to support nonprofits that work to reduce barriers to opportunity and end racism. In support of Black History Month, the Eagles are proud to recognize the work of one of these nonprofits each day.
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagles safety and 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee Rodney McLeod and his wife, Erika, began Change Our Future as a way to empower people through education advocacy, youth development, and community enrichment.
Change Our Future received a $10,000 grant from the Eagles via the Social Justice Fund and hit the ground running by getting involved in a number of initiatives in a variety of areas.
Change Our Future is helping youth sports with the Student Health Impact Project, which delivers specialized mobile health and wellness programs on-site to athletes.
Through its Game Changers initiative, Change our Future looks to prepare the youth to become the leaders of tomorrow by opening doors to educational and job opportunities.
According to the foundation, it distributes 40,000 pounds of healthy food to local communities each month through the Everybody Eats Every Month program. With My Voice, My Vote, Change Our Future empowered people to use their voice in the polls.
And the Rise Up for Research campaign continues the McLeod family's ongoing quest to eradicate cancer once and for all.
"When the pandemic started, it was apparent that helping the youth was our calling," Rodney McLeod said. "We felt like education and health care needed to be at the center of it all. Education provides so much opportunity for a lot of these underprivileged kids. There's also a great disparity in health care in underserved communities. There's a correlation there when you look at the two and there's a common denominator – It's our people, the African American community, the minorities of the world. That's where we decided to devote our energy."
Learn more about Change Our Future on Instagram.