Manley M. Collins, Candidate for Mayor of Washington, DC 2018

Steady and Growing DC

Photos, Community Service "Giving Back", and
Pictionary for Visual Voters

Validating my story and Why YOU should vote for me

United States Veterans Reserve Corps

(formerly  District of Columbia Military Reserve Corps)

"C" Company

1st Battalion

September 2017 to Present

Purpose:  I am really excited to continue service to my country and community. I am a member of the United States Veterans Reserve Corps, an all-volunteer, military structured, fraternal, and service organization with a mission to serve our community, City of Washington in the District of Columbia USA, in times of emergency or disaster. 


ByteBack and Americorps

Americorps Computer Literacy Instructor

April 2008 to June 2008 and April 2017 to September 2017

Areas Taught in DC SouthEast (SE), NorthWest (NW), and Northeast (NE) residents

ByteBack's Mission:  To improve economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC metro area residents

Capital Area Food Bank

Community Marketplace Volunteer

DC Warehouse Volunteer

July 2017 - Present

Mission and Purpose:  The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity.   The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.

United States Track and Field Association

Potomac Valley Association

Potomac Valley Track Club

USATF (May 1999 to Present)

PVA and PVTC (January 2007 to December 2007 and January 2017 to Present)

My athletic passion is always running moreso sprinting.

University of Phoenix Doctoral Program

Program:  Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership with specialization on Information Technology and Systems

May 2011 to Present

Mission:  To be able to provide transformational leadership to any organization, city, state, or country.

Martha's Table

Food Pantry Volunteer

McKenna's Wagon Volunteer

Dinner and Dishes Volunteer

June 2017  to Present

Mission:   For over 37 years, Martha‚Äôs Table has worked to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family supports

Americorps, Serve DC, and DC Military Reserve Corps

Community Emergency Response Team Volunteer

American Red Cross First Aid Certification Training

American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR Certification Training

August 2017 to Present

Americorps Purpose:  Individuals that commit their time and skills to get things done for America.

Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University

First Degree: Master of Science in Information Systems Management

Second Degree:  Masters of Business Administration

Mission:  To be able to utilize the skills and education to ensure appropriate information and knowledge is useful in decision making at any level.

South Carolina State University

Degree Program:  Agribusiness

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science


Student Government Association (SGA) President

Student Government Association (SGA) Vice-President

United States Department of Agriculture/1890 National Scholar (4-Yr Academic Scholarship)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Conservation Intern

SCSU Presidential Scholar

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc. (a part of Future Business Leaders of America)

Bicyclist Delivery Messenger Boy Across Washington, DC NorthEast (NE), NorthWest (NW), SouthEast (SE), and SouthWest (SW)


UberEats, Caviar, Grubhub, Amazon, Postmates, DoorDash, Seamless, Eat24, Collins Incorporated, Sears, ServiceLive, OfficeMax/OfficeDepot

My second unexpected athletic passion is cycling.

The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC

Neighborhood: DuPont Circle

Member Since 2007

Dedicated to the Protestant faith and Baptist religion since 1988

First Baptist Church Mission:   Our Mission is to love and worship God, to love and serve others, and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC

From the local church to Baptist convention, Mr. Collins participated in a variety of Baptist churches in various roles except pastor, deacon, and playing music.

Event: FBC Annual Picnic at Rock Creek Park

Flashback Moment:  Parents, Kids, and Teachers, do you remember the game "Parachute" with or without the ball?

Washington Redskins

Native Washington Redskins fan since 1976

Alumni:  Santana Moss

Manley's Flashback Moment:  I played high school football (#40 Offense; #80 Defense) positions FullBack, HalfBack, RunningBack, Flanker, CornerBack, DefensiveBack, and Safety.

Washington Redskins

Native Washington Redskins fan since 1976

Alumni: Gary Clark