- Gender: M
- Hometown: Fayette, Ms
- Location: Washington, DC
- Occupation: CEO & Founder of Duvalier Malone Enterprises
Duvalier Malone has dedicated his life to motivating, enhancing and refining the hidden success stories within communities across the country. A native of the small town of Fayette, Mississippi, Mr. Malone discovered his intuitive forte within the realm of service and public speaking while still in high school.
His stellar academic achievements provided travel opportunities; and one trip, a particular visit to the nation’s capital, brought about a paradigm shift in the young Mr. Malone's mind. It was during this Washington, D.C. trip that the 16-year-old discovered his calling— community outreach and governmental affairs.
Mr. Malone went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University. He later secured a Master of Arts degree from Jackson State University while studying Political Science with a focus in Public Administration.
After graduation, he was hired in 2009 as a Veterans Service Officer at the Jackson, Mississippi Veterans Affairs Regional Office.
Mr. Malone promoted to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Office of Field Operations located in Washington D.C. in the position of Management Analyst on the Operation Management staff in 2014, where he provides support to the Deputy Undersecretary for Field Operations (DUSB) and Executive Management Officer (EMO). In this position, Mr. Malone also provides implementation of a variety of subject matters relating to the Department of Veterans Affair field offices. He completed the VBA Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program Class of 2014.
Even though he has achieved many career advancements, the desirous pulse for providing aid to his community has consistently flowed through Mr. Malone's veins. In 2011, he created Duvalier Malone Enterprises (DME). Under the umbrella of DME, he has established Dreams 2 Succeed, a youth-oriented foundation.
Mr. Malone strongly believes that the creation of this enterprise has the potential to change the livelihood of local youth if they are simply “given new inspirational stimuli to associate themselves with.” Hence, the mission of Duvalier Malone Enterprises is to provide community services in the form of workshops, assessments, seminars, broadcasts and social events that will undoubtedly fertilize the potential of young people. In his own words: “It's up to the citizens within our communities to water and cultivate budding youth if we expect them to grow into our highest expectations.”
In 2013, Dreams 2 Succeed hosted the 1st Annual Scholarship Award banquet with civil rights leader James Meredith as the keynote speaker. Mr. Malone provided Mr. Meredith with the Mississippian Achievement Award for his brave steps to move Mississippi forward.
Mr. Malone hosts Growth Talk Radio and TV show, a community activist broadcast; and he also serves as the host for his foundation's Mississippi Youth's Legends Ball, a formal event that brings adolescents and community legends together for a night of mixing, mingling and networking.
Mr. Malone has traveled across the state and the world as a speaker at schools, colleges and universities. In 2013, he hosted the first installment of the Mississippi Leadership & Vision Roundtable forum, where community and state leaders came together to discuss the state's education rates, economic development projects and mentorship programs for the youth.
Also in 2013, Mr. Malone filmed a documentary on the Mississippi Delta called “Clarksdale at the Crossroad”. For the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, he interviewed special guest and Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis.
He was featured in Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals in 2011, and Who's Who in Black Mississippi in 2012.
After successfully organizing a Youth Outreach program in 2012, he was presented with the Southwest Mississippi Humanitarian Award, and the keys to the city of Natchez, Mississippi.
In 2013, the Jackson Free Press magazine featured Mr. Malone as Person of the Day in recognition of his community service projects throughout the state of Mississippi. In 2014, the Jackson Expose Magazine also recognized Mr. Malone's many community service projects in a special feature.
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, Young Government Leaders, Young Professionals of Jackson, Toastmasters of Washington, D.C., Association of Political Science and the Association of Public Administrators.
Mr. Malone is scheduled to release his highly anticipated book in the fall of 2015, titled “From the State Capitol to the Nation Capitol: An Awakening Moment”.
• Who’s Who Among American College/Universities 2005
• Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional 2011
• Who’s Who in Black Mississippi 2012
• Southwest Mississippi Humanitarian Award receiving the keys to the city of Natchez, MS for a Youth Outreach Project 2012
• Featured as person of the day in 2013 Jackson Free Press Magazine in recognition of my community service projects throughout the state of Mississippi.
• 2014 Graduate of the Veterans’ Affairs Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program
• Featured in Jackson Expose Magazine in recognition of my community service projects throughout the state of Mississippi 2014.
• American Read Mississippi Humanitarian Award in Community Service
Duvalier Malone can aid your nonprofit organization DEVELOP – by building its capacity to deliver your services, reach more people and accomplish your charitable or educational mission.
His mission as a consulting and technical assistance is to improve the quality of life in rural communities by building the organizational capacity of nonprofits and local governments – especially those serving rural areas.
Experience includes community development, health and human services, housing, progressive and entrepreneurial agriculture, arts/culture, at-risk youth and others.
He specialize in low-income communities, at risk youth community development and housing development, economic development and job growth.
Types of grants obtained: Government (all levels), foundation, corporate, and other community-based organizations. Also annual gift programs, etc.