The Martin Foundation is the charitable arm of the law firm of Attorney Warren Martin, Jr. Our family foundation serves as the primary means of philanthropy and community support provided by the law firm. We strive to develop corporate and community partnerships that are focused on supporting the youth and families.
We can make a difference
Our mission is to uplift and empower the youth and families to improve their lives. We believe that strong families are essential to building great communities. We also work to make our community better for families by supporting social justice initiatives.
To support programs that serve the youth
To engage in community outreach to help families
To promote social justice initiatives and organizations
The Martin Foundation was officially established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization in 2018. This family foundation was created out of our genuine desire to make a positive and meaningful difference in our community. Our core values are faith, family, and service. These principles guide our mission to uplift and empower the youth and families.
Warren & Ericka
Circle of Giving
CIRCLE OF GIVING
Our Circle of Giving is composed of our outstanding sponsors, donors, and volunteers. We are actively engaged in community outreach to improve the quality of life of families in our community. We would like for you to consider making a contribution to our foundation to help support our Signature Programs designed to uplift and empower the youth and families in our community.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
We are committed to providing outstanding support to our community. We are significantly involved in community service activities throughout the year. We sponsor, host, and participate in service projects and events that are focused on youth development, family services, and social justice.
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify the father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5: 16
Atty. Warren Martin, Jr.
Attorney Warren Martin, Jr. has been recognized both locally and nationally for his outstanding achievements in the legal field and noteworthy community service. He graduated from Jackson State University with honors receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. As a practicing attorney, he currently holds membership with the Mississippi Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He also serves as a Deacon at Greater Mt. Calvary M.B. Church. He is married to Dr. Ericka Martin and they have two beautiful children.
Dr. Ericka Martin
Dr. Ericka Martin is a distinguished educator and community leader. She graduated from Jackson State University with honors receiving both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English. She also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration from Jackson State University. As an accomplished educator, she has taught on both the high school and college levels. She is a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and has volunteered with Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. She also serves as a Deaconess at Greater Mt. Calvary M.B. Church. She is married to Attorney Warren Martin, Jr. and they have two beautiful children.
Warren Martin, Jr., Esq.
Ericka Martin, Ph.D.
Gwendolyn Dooley, Ph.D.
Janice Taylor Ellis
Tangelia Kelly, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Tonya Ware, Co-Chair
Tabatha Kenney, Secretary
Daphne Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Meshonya W. Coleman, Ph.D.
Andrea Dilworth, Ph.D.
Jasmine Hollinger, M.D.
F. Janelle Jefferson, Ph.D.
Colibri Jenkins, M.D.
LaTonya R. Kanonu, Ph.D.
Micca Knox, Ed.D.
Jacqueline Lovett O'Quinn
Allison Thomas Rhodes
Jennifer Young Wallace, Ph.D.
We are proud to collaborate with our dedicated community partners to offer programs and initiatives that are designed to support the youth and families.
WE Care Community Outreach is a program of the foundation developed to help families in need of food, clothing, school supplies, and other necessary items. The purpose of this program is to enhance the overall health and well-being of families. We collaborate with schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for families in our community.
Community Leadership Alliance is a program of the foundation that encourages collaborative effort among community leaders, faith leaders, and business leaders to support social justice initiatives and organizations. The purpose of this program is to ensure that all people have equal rights and opportunities. We strive to build alliances with leaders in both the public and private sector to promote fairness and equality within our society.
Our Academic Scholarship Awards program of the foundation provides merit-based scholarships to distinguished graduating high school students. The purpose of this program is to offer support to students as they pursue higher education to obtain greater knowledge and better career opportunities. The Martin Foundation Scholars are selected based on outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community service.
The Martin Foundation
Kaylyn Banks is the daughter of Councilman Aaron Banks and Latona Banks. She graduated from Forest Hill High School in Jackson, MS with a 4.2 grade point average. She plans to attend Jackson State University and major in Biology / Pre-Pharmacy in the fall. After completing her undergraduate studies, she plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a pediatrician. She has always had a strong desire to help children and save lives.
Caleab Pickens is the son of the late Valencia Bailey and was raised by his maternal aunt LaTricia Bailey-Patterson. He graduated from Terry High School with a 3.4 grade point average. He is actively involved in his community and has dedicated many hours toward worthy charitable causes. He plans to attend Jackson State University and major in Political Science / Pre- Law. His long-term goal is to attend law school and become an attorney.
Thomas Webber is the son of Michael Webber and Attorney Tanya Webber. He graduated from Ridgeland High School with a 3.7 grade point average. He plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in Software Engineering at Mississippi State University in the fall. He would like to pursue a career in technology because he believes that it is the present and future of our world.
Marlon Kidd, Jr.
Marlon Kidd, Jr. is the son of Marlon Kidd, Sr. and Keona Wilson Kidd. He graduated from Raymond High School with honors. He plans to attend Tougaloo College and major in Computer Science. He is an active baseball player and his plans to become a computer engineer.
Young Men of Integrity is a program of the foundation that is designed to foster the positive development of boys as they become men. The purpose of this program is to instill the values of honesty, integrity, and respect in their hearts and minds. We participate in youth mentoring activities to cultivate self-discipline, courage, and good decision-making skills within young men.