James Mallard ‘15, is a strong voice for Phoenix College and the community. He was recently selected to help lead the Phoenix College Alumni Association (PCAA) Engagement Council.
Alumni Volunteer & Donor
Mallard is an active Phoenix College alumnus, assisting with on-campus events like Homecoming Week, reviewing student scholarship applications, and serving on the 2018 Alumni Bear Scholarship interview panel. Recently, he took on the role of helping with PC's Grad Trax sessions.
Grad Trax sessions prepare students for the transition from student to graduate and provide information on resources from the Alumni Association, Career Services and University Transfer offices.
Through his non-profit Brickhouse Cares Inc, Mallard has been very involved with establishing himself in the local community. Working with the Hands On Greater Phoenix non-profit, Mallard is volunteering in an 8th grade classroom as part of the Your Experience Counts (Y.E.C.) program.
On the weekends, Mallard works with Royalty Ministries youth mentor group – Boys 2 Men, providing life coaching, and performing outreach feeding the homeless and cleaning up graffiti for the City of Phoenix.
Through a collaborative effort with his production company Brickhouse Productions LLC and his nonprofit, Mallard mentors individuals wishing to pursue careers in the arts and entertainment fields. Providing advice on how to start and operate a business, and life coaching to assist with personal, family, and spiritual life.
Speaker & Author
Mallard recently became a member of the National Speakers Association with the intention of participating in a variety of speaking engagements in both the business and education sectors. He is also the co-author of a book entitled, “Cigarettes and Bad Decisions – the S**T I Wish I’d Known,” written to assist individuals in maximizing opportunities by sharing common mistakes that hinder young adults.
Additionally, Mallard is connected with Beat Street AZ, a deferment program for juvenile offenders who have committed graffiti crimes. Mallard is helping create an event to help bridge the gap between police officers and urban youth, tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.
Mallard is already planning his next community project. He recently met with the Tempe School District to discuss hosting parent workshops and coordinating student volunteer opportunities. He is also preparing to work as a paraprofessional in the Phoenix Charter Schools through Substitutes Anytime.
Community Connections & Phoenix College
Phoenix College is proud to have Mallard serve on the PCAA Engagement Council. The Community Engagement Committee connects the larger Alumni Association to Phoenix College and the local community.
If you are interested in volunteering with PCAA, or to learn more, visit phoenixcollege.edu/alumni.