We Are yesterdays unwavering, dedicated students, community members, tradesman and children who reached their goals in spite of ... and who want to ensure that today's youth, faced with the same obstacles, have the chance to embrace opportunities through their own self-empowerment thereby creating a future that we are all proud to say we intentionally had a part in! We serve Individuals who are making it anyway. Those of you who faced what seemed like insurmountable odds: neglect, foster youth, abuse, homelessness, mental and physical handicaps, adjudication, learning disabilities, questionable citizenship; and remain resilient, working towards your future, blindly believing in the power of never giving up! We empower you to exceed your own expectations by providing the realistic, deliberate, day-to-day tools and mentorship necessary to reach your goals and turn around and share the secret to personal triumphs with someone else... COMMUNITY!
100 Black Men of America, Inc. is a global nonprofit mentoring organization committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the underserved community through promoting the precepts of respect for family, justice, and integrity. It began with one chapter in New York City in 1963, incorporated in 1986 and today has more than 100 chapters reaching 125,000 youth in the United States, London, and Turks and Caicos Islands. The Silicon Valley Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. seeks to serve as a focal point of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create greater opportunities for children within disadvantaged communities of the Bay Area. Through programs focused on our nationwide “Four for the Future” initiatives of mentoring, education, health & wellness, and economic empowerment, the Silicon Valley Chapter strives to build greater confidence, promote integrity, and stimulate lifelong intellectual achievement, thereby paving the way for improved overall quality of life for the communities we serve.
The NAACP focused on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system, while also continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues. Major issues of police misconduct regarding their brutalization and shootings of many unarmed African Americans has heightened the urgency of the work of the NAACP. Under the leadership of Attorney Cornell William Brooks, who became National President and CEO in 2014, the NAACP continues to fiercely address issues that must be addressed to move the agenda forward to make this country a fair and just place for all. It has and will be the dedication and perseverance of the more than 425,000 NAACP members and our allies that will save lives and change America for the better.
In 1977 a group of leaders came together to address concern for the lack of employment and educational programs available to disadvantage youth and adults. It is known that necessity is the mother of invention… so as the needs and demands for working class families grew our leadership step up to meet the challenge adding key staff with the skills needed to provide services that can detect, prevent, engage, guide, support, improve and strengthen the family unit. We believe in a holistic approach that truly addresses the many barriers and needs that our participants face on a daily bases, such as; truancy, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, homeless, relationship violence, peer pressure, harassment, gang violence, joblessness and school failure. We are committed to people, partnerships and long-term solutions that will bring about social equity for all, with this in mind, we ask you to join us to expand the circle of hope by your generous giving of your time and resources so that together we can make a difference for a better and brighter future for those less fortunate in our community.
La Raza Roundtable brings together community organizations, community leaders, elected officials, private and public sector representatives in leadership capacities that can impact positive change for La Raza.
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