NFL Media will debut a four-part docuseries featuring New Orleans Saints’ Cam Jordan and his community partnership with Crescent City Corps, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that equips police officers with leadership development, racial equity and community engagement training.
Community-police relations are a core pillar of Inspire Change, the NFL's social justice initiative, which showcases the collaborative efforts of players, owners, and the league to create positive change in communities across the country and ensure that equal opportunity becomes a reality for all.
The series will air exclusively on NFL Network and NFL.com, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 11 and run for four weeks. New episodes will debut during NFL Network's TNF First Look hosted by Andrew Siciliano. The series preview is available here.
"Last summer, I reached out to the mayor’s office asking how I can get involved in a real, meaningful way," said Jordan. "Over the last six months, the officers of Crescent City Corps have been training diligently, and I am excited to have NFL Media help us in sharing this innovative program with fans. I have always believed in developing initiatives to create a positive change. I strongly believe that if we can help the officers in this program understand and engage with our city’s most challenging issues better, while also working toward a safer New Orleans – then I am all in."
Crescent City Corps began its Anti-Racism and Community Engagement Training Program for New Orleans police officers in 2019. While the program was put on hold due to COVID-19, Jordan announced his partnership with the organization in December 2020, with his God Iz Love Foundation donating $120,000 to fund the expansion of the program.
The four-part docuseries will chronicle Jordan's experience working with Crescent City Corps and captures his introduction to and the progression of his connection with the fellows as they go through the program which includes 80 hours of intensive training and dialogue on topics spanning leadership, racial equality, and trauma-informed policing.
"[Cam] Jordan has been a pillar in the New Orleans community during his entire career with the Saints, and we are thrilled about his commitment to making change in police-community relations," said Anna Isaacson, NFL senior vice president of social responsibility.
Over the last three years, more than $160 million in grants have been awarded to social justice nonprofit organizations as part of Inspire Change, including over 1,500 grants awarded to current players and Legends who are doing philanthropic work to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress across four key areas: education, economic advancement, police and community relations, and criminal justice reform.