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The Winter 2015 Going Organic Magazine
“Making a Positive Difference” Award

Goes to Phillip Frazier

phillip-frazierPhillip Frazier understands if people hadn’t made a positive difference in his life, he could never turn what could have been a wasted life into one of self-growth and community service. That is why Phillip is committed to helping others live more positive and productive lives.

Born in Indio, Phillip was raised by a single mother and lived in an economically disadvantaged community in Palm Springs. Without direction, he hung out on street corners engaging in potentially dangerous activities.

Recognizing Phillip was heading down the wrong path, family members, friends and his pastor guided him to see the value of continuing his education. Phillip took their counsel and went on to earn degrees from College of the Desert in Liberal Studies, Chico State in Physical Education, the United States Sports Academy in Alabama, most recently holds an M.A. from California State University-San Bernardino in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, and plans to continue his studies to earn a doctorate degree.

Phillip geared his education to propel his dream of bringing hope back to underserved communities where hopelessness is the norm. He wanted to provide the help that he received to others who are lacking in the family and spiritual support that he had known. In order to create community based access to counseling, health education, community gardens and cultural activities, Phillip established his own non-profit organization called MPG Wellness Initiative Inc. and is working in partnership with the Desert Health Care District and Loma Linda University Health Institute for Community Partnerships.

The primary objective of MPG Wellness Initiative, Inc., is to establish Community Wellness Programs where faith-based organizations, governmental agencies, corporations, charitable foundations, non-profit groups, community leaders and individuals can be mobilized to reduce health disparities in underserved communities throughout Southern California.

Not only has Phillip achieved his impressive education goals and supports others through MPG Wellness Initiative, he also works at the Family Health & Support Network in Palm Desert and manages to thrive while requiring crutches due to
a debilitating illness.

Phillip is so very worthy of the Making A Positive Difference Award and all the appreciation and support we can provide.

There are many unsung heroes and heroines among us who are quietly making a positive difference. Going Organic Magazine wants to acknowledge and honor their efforts. If you know of someone whom you’d like to nominate for a “Making a Positive Difference Award” in the next edition, please contact us at: editor@goingorganicmagazine.com.