The Henry Armstrong Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization, founded by Edward Scott, Jr., grandson of Henry Armstrong.
Henry Armstrong was born Henry Jackson, Jr. on December 12, 1912, in Columbus, Mississippi. Armstrong graduated with honors from Vashon High School in St. Louis.
His dream to attend college and become a doctor was thwarted when his father became disabled and the family needed a breadwinner.
Nicknamed “Homicide Hank”, “Hammerin Hank”, "Perpetual Motion" and the "Human Buzzsaw".
Armstrong was an international phenomenon. He is the only boxer in history to hold three world boxing titles simultaneously, in three different weight divisions within a 10 month period in the year 1938. His record remains unbroken.
Armstrong’s boxing career spanned 14 years, from 1931-1945. He was managed by Eddie Mead, Jazz singer Al Jolson and Actor George Raft, and was one of the first three fighters inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954.
After retiring from boxing, Armstrong worked with at-risk youth through his foundation and became an ordained Baptist minister. He died in 1988.
The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for those who are less fortunate.
82.1% of all donations received will go towards helping us maintain our outreach programs, which include our scholarship program, positive thinking mentoring youth program and our adopted non-profit organizations -The Midnight Mission, Feed the Children and other established non-profit organizations, dealing with the plight of hunger and at-risk youth.
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Mr. Henry Armstrong received help from this same mission, located in downtown Los Angeles, before he became champion of the world.
The ultimate goal of the Foundation is to acquire a youth center in the
name of Henry Armstrong. The youth center would be a replacement to the
Henry Armstrong Youth Center, originally founded by Henry Armstrong in 1952.
The center will empower and enhance the self-esteem of youths, by providing
entrepreneur/vocational training, and sports programs, in the city of Los