Focus On The City


Greetings. I'm forever grateful to the City of East St. Louis for their hospitality during our Boys Empowerment series held on April 9th at the City Hall Building. We were blessed to be in the presence of 11 world 🌎 changers. They received brand new suits and shoes and resources to help them to achieve their God's given potential. All photos courtesy of Christopher Mikals Photography and his team. Thank you. Thanks to Vantage Credit Union for opening savings accounts to each boy so that they can learn the importance and values of money and also for their generous donations. None of the kids owned a suit prior to this event. Thanks to everyone who gave and supported this event. God truly blessed this event. Nashville is next in 2023. God bless everyone and stay safe. See podcast about event at this link:

Toni and Alonzo Perrin Scholarship Award

Greetings. August 6th at our Back to School Event at the JJK Center, we honored an exceptional student and person with the TAP(Toni and Alonzo Perrin) Scholarship Award. The award was named by my lovely niece, Alexia Harrison. This award was given to Quentayla Stepney , a 2022 graduate 🎓 of East St. Louis Senior High School. She is attending Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is aspiring to be a nurse. She received $1000 in Funds and Resouces. Included was a Samsung Chromebook, 6 Essential Books to start a small library, Tennessee State University Backpack, Walmart gift card and a Longhorn Steakhouse Gift card. Special Thanks to Kenya Frye and Kim Jones-Riley of East St. Louis Senior High School for their assistance with this award. God Bless and stay safe. To see the video presentation of this award, go to the following link:

Backpack Giveaway and Health Fair at the JJK Center in East St. Louis Illnois.

Greetings.  I received amazing pictures from.  Christopher Mikals Photography and Dana Morgan from our August 6th event held at the JJK Center in East St. Louis.  I was able to take pictures as well and converse with a lot of the families. There are some beautiful families in East St. Louis, Illinois. Here are some pictures of the beauty and potential in East St. Louis. This will be an ongoing series in order to highlight my hometown. This is why we "Focus on the City." God Bless and Stay Safe.



Phone: (615) 310-0861

East St Louis mailing address:
7809 Lake Dr,
East St Louis, IL 62203


Donations can be received via Paypal(The Yellow Donate Tab) and CashApp($Focusonthecity).

Thank you for partnering with us. Your %100 percent taxable donation is much appreciated and your giving will continue to enhance our goals to add a focus on the families that God brings into our lives. Thank you for continued support and God Bless.

We want the families to feel loved and receive blessings from generous people.

Please see this article (click here) about the August 2019 event.

Donating Clear Backpacks

Backpacks can be ordered in bulk and individually from the following websites:, and Please send all backpacks to 7809 Lake Drive, East St. Louis, Illinois 62203. Thank you for your continued support.