""The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." – Albert Einstein. The Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation is an organization geared towards community development. It will in the near future assist students financially to acquire a better education. Youngsters will benefit by gaining skills that will enable them to be more productive and allow them to become well rounded in life."
August 15, 2016 Jamaica Observer: Helping Mount Waddy - Michael Folkes gives back to his community
April 13, 2016 The Cincinnati Herald: Michael A. Folkes’ life is more than rags-to-riches tale
August 6, 2015 WLWT-TV Cincinnati: Foundation donates school supplies to Envision Children program
August 5, 2015 WLWT-TV Cincinnati: Foundation helps Envision Children students gear up for school
December 17, 2014:
April 20, 2014: Successful US-based Jamaican gives back to his roots
It was a celebratory atmosphere at the Mount Waddy Primary School in Friendship, Moneague, St Ann last Monday, for the launch of the Melbourne and Michael Folkes Foundation, more popularly referred to as MIC (Mighty in Character).
The Foundation, which is expected to empower the children at the school, as well as community members, was launched by Michael Folkes in honour of his grandfather, Melbourne Folkes. Folkes said that he launched the foundation in order to share his success with people from his roots. Read full story