Jarvis Johnson

short description for the scroller
Short Description: 

After the sudden death of its founder, Jarvis assumed leadership of Phoenix Center where he works without pay to provide 60 low income students with mentoring, tutoring, and computer training.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Winner
State: 
TX
Describe what this winner does/did: 
After the sudden death of its founder, Jarvis assumed leadership of Phoenix Center where he works without pay to provide 60 low income students with mentoring, tutoring, and computer training. His efforts have resulted in 73% percent of his students reaching the honor roll for the first time.

Jarvis currently continues supporting his community as a member of the city council of Houston, Texas. He has been a positive inspiration in the lives of many young people but after being elected, resigned from his position as executive director of the Phoenix Outreach Youth Center (which is still going strong) to focus his efforts on District B as a full time city council member.

Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2000