100 Black Men of The Bay Area

What They See Is What They'll Be

aka 100 Black Men of The Bay Area   |   Oakland, CA   |  https://www.100blackmenba.org

Mission

The mission of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area is to improve the quality of life within the Bay Area community and to enhance educational and economic opportunities for disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low- income youth and families. We are committed to helping those in our community make wiser health, lifestyle and economic decisions, and helping our youth create and accomplish educational goals that will lead to family-sustaining wages and long-term career and life success. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be” refers to a “lead by example” approach that resonates with our youth who often lack the exposure or positive behavior modeling from caring and successful African American men.

Ruling year info

1993

Chairman of the Board

Muhammad A. Nadhiri

Main address

1807 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

Oakland, CA 94612-1348 USA

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EIN

94-3065997

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many of our African American students are consistently under-performing, under-achieving, and losing access to rigorous education. In addition, children in underserved communities often lack exposure to positive-behavior models, especially African American males, to influence and positively impact their life outcomes and expectancy. The prospect of a healthful lifestyle is further negated by a lack of participation in regular physical activity and residing in food deserts with limited access to nutritional food options.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. has activated partner-funded programs that deliver education, empowerment and leadership development across the 100’s Four For the Future focus areas. Peer-to-peer mentoring and group mentoring is inclusive of middle school, high school, and college. The 100’s mentoring model offers youth unique educational opportunities that include connections with living legends and leaders across many industries.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. aims to address the unique social, cultural, and emotional needs of youth, primarily African American males, by cultivating environments where disenfranchised children are motivated to achieve and are empowered to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities in which they reside. We are committed to helping those in our community make wiser health, lifestyle and economic decisions, and helping our youth create and accomplish educational goals that will lead to family-sustaining wages and long-term career and life success.

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. has forged partnerships and developed highly structured programs that aim to raise awareness, provide access to health-inducing and career-guiding information that will ultimately promote behavior change resulting in a prolific lifestyle.

Our mentoring program is highly structured and focuses on fostering trusting relationships between successful African American (AA) men and the youth in the community. We offer daily guidance sessions, weekly study halls, and tutoring in math, science, English, and history, as well as weekly Saturday sessions, six field trips, and two large family events that serve three middle schools and four high schools in Oakland plus one college in Berkeley.

Working with corporate partners, we are able to secure apprenticeships and Summer internships that lead to career exploration and life-sustaining employment.

100 Black Men of the Bay Area awards over $50,000 in scholarships each year to Bay Area students attending preparatory high school and college to help ease the financial burden of tuition.

Our Health & Wellness Initiative Youth Movement Program consists of three components: (1) a school-based program to assess health and fitness of students in four Bay Area school districts which includes baseline and benchmark fitness tests known as Fitnessgram; (2) athletic training and nutritional education through student participation in local track and field clubs for Bay Area youth throughout the year that cumulates with an Annual Tommie Smith Youth Initiative Track Meet where over 1,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 17 participate. In addition, by creating urban gardens, our students have the opportunity to prep, plan, plant, maintain and harvest vegetables and fruits that they can bring home to their families and serve to fellow students in the after-school program.

Our 100 Cares Initiative was launched to mitigate the negative effects of being poor or unhoused in the Bay Area. School supplies and meals are dispersed annually plus healthcare packages including face masks, rubber gloves, toiletry items, cleaning products, portable toilets, and wash stations are delivered in time of need to help stop the spread of infectious disease within encampments.

100 Black Men of the Bay Area hosts three forums annually where non-traditionally trained engineers have the opportunity to engage with hiring professionals and diversity advocates to discuss career options at leading bay area tech companies. This provides a platform for non-techs or self-taught coders to learn about opportunities and classes to bolster their current aptitude to maximize their personal success in the tech industry.

The members of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. donate over 8,900 volunteer hours and $96,000 in member dues annually toward our mission. We also host an Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Gala. In addition, we have forged partnerships that further help us to accomplish our goals:

OK Program - Signed MOU of a joint venture (JV) partnership that outlines responsibilities. 100BMBA provides mentoring resources and funding to the OK program while the OK Program provides facilities and overall program administration support.

Oakland Unified School District’s African American Male Achievement (AAMA) Program - 100BMBA provides mentoring resources and funding for enrichment outings plus refreshments while AAMA provides the facilities and transportation.

Aspire & Achieve Tutoring Program - 100BMBA provides program structure, recruitment, and tutoring facilitation while Aspire & Achieve (Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church) provides tutors.

UC Berkeley - UC Berkeley provides facilities for our Health & Wellness programs, college tours, and career exploration workshops while 100BMBA provides mentoring, coaching, sponsorships, and joint development of career workshops for the Collegiate 100 Chapter.

In addition, we are grateful for the monetary support of our community partners. Here is a partial list of those that have supported our efforts:

$50,000 - $100,000 LEVEL SPONSORS
Coca-Cola Foundation
CesTra Butner Family Foundation

$20,000 - $49,999 LEVEL SPONSORS
World Wide Technology
Salesforce/Futureforce
KBLX

$10,000 - $19,999 LEVEL SPONSORS
Kaiser Permanente
Wells Fargo
Walmart

$5,000 - $9,999 LEVEL SPONSORS
Union Bank
Morrison Foundation
KMSG
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Twilio
NextDoor.com
Lyft
Okta
ATU 1555
California Wellness Foundation
Horizon Beverages
Greystone Financial
Ricoh
Aetna

$2,000 - $4,999 LEVEL SPONSORS
Comcast
CSAA
AT&T
PG&E
Google
Safeway
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
State Farm Insurance
CitiBank
California Healthcare Foundation
Uber
Jamba Juice
Genentech
Comerica Bank

MENTORING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Out of the 325 mentees:
• 100% of 41 eligible-to-graduate mentees are expected to graduate
• 20 will attend a 4-year university; will 16 attend a community college
• 284 will be promoted to the next grade level
• 0% of mentees were retained
• Facilitated Summer internships for four of our college mentees, including Salesforce/Futureforce, AE3 partners and Men’s Wearhouse.
• Laborers Local 67 approved four apprentice spots for our HS mentees; one started an apprenticeship with IBEW Local 6 and a second was promoted up a tier with Carpenters Local 22
• Secured a six-figure software engineering job at Salesforce for one of our college mentees
• Led Career exploration site visits to Cisco Systems, NASA, Salesforce, Nextdoor, Tesla, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, and the Oakland Police Department

EDUCATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Have awarded $1.6M in scholarships to Bay Area high school and college students
• Awarded $30,000 in scholarships to five young men to attend Bishop O’Dowd High School
• Launched a weekly High School Tutoring Program as a complement to group mentoring; an average of 10 students per week received math, English, science, and history tutoring

HEALTH & WELLNESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Conducted bi-monthly Youth Movement Track & Life Skills Clinics for over 200 Bay Area youth throughout the year
• Increased the total number of Youth Movement participants that were in the Cooper Institute’ Fitnessgram Healthy Fitness Zone to 90%, up from the baseline of 25% to 35%, within 9 months
• Hosted the 17th Annual Tommie Smith Track meet at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium where 1,000+ youth between the ages of 5 and 17 participated in a variety of AAU-sanctioned track and field events giving our young athletes the opportunity to showcase their athletic progress
• Passed out hygiene and PPE to unhoused citizens around the Bay Area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help stop the spread of the infectious disease.
• Worked in collaboration with Oakland City Council Member Loren Taylor, who is also a member of 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, to donate complete Thanksgiving dinners to over 500 Bay Area families.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Conducted three startup pitch meetings to members of the 100BMBA to consider a member-financed $100,000 angel/seed capital round for their ventures
• Passed a board resolution to transfer a significant portion of funds into One United Bank, an African-African owner-operated national bank, headquartered in Los Angeles
• Hosted three forums where non-traditionally trained engineers had the opportunity to engage with hiring professionals and diversity advocates to discuss career options and to learn about opportunities and classes that are instrumental in bolstering their current aptitude to maximize their personal success in the industry

Financials

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100 Black Men of The Bay Area

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Muhammad Nadhiri

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2021

Joseph Simmons

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Douglas Davis

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Langston Walker

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Danny Williams

100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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