The Community Service
Program participants work actively within the community by assisting the elderly, assisting families who have lost loved ones to senseless gang violence, feeding the homeless, annual Christmas toy-drive for needy families, singing at Convalescent homes during the holidays, and more.
Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where he was a star running back and one of 22 players nationwide selected to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for dedication to community service. Coprich was honored through his work with The Essence K. Coprich Library, in memory of his sister Essence Coprich who passed at age 7 in a family car accident. Furthermore, he also partnered with Microsoft for the “Collective Project.”
“Jeffrey Coprich, Jr. a UC Berkeley student giving children in Watts a chance to read and dream. Jeffrey founded The Essence K. Coprich Library at the 116th Street School, with the goal of helping children build self-confidence through literacy. To support his cause, every time students posted #IGiveABook, Microsoft donated to the library on their behalf.” – Microsoft
Through Jeffrey Jr. career as an athlete, he always gave back to the community, world wide. Everyone could feel his presence and love when he spoke. Jeffrey understood that when you were passionate about uplifting others and positively impacting others, it changed their lives and uplifted their spirits.
Jeffrey got the opportunity to speak to over 60,000 kids at #WEDAY at the Great Western Forum located in Inglewood, Ca. “WE Day is an annual series of stadium-sized youth empowerment events organized by WE Charity, a Canadian charity founded by brothers Marc and Craig Kielburger. WE Day events host tens of thousands of students and celebrate the impact they have made on local and global issues.” On this same day KPMG announced they were officially donating brand new hard cover books, A full restock on every curriculum of books, k-5 and most of all came to 116th elementary school to Essence K. Coprich Library and celebrated with all the kids.- WeDay (see photos below)