It is with great pride and honor that I have been entrusted to serve this remarkable organization as Chairman of the Board. As a member of this esteemed organization for 30 years, I have witnessed nothing short of extraordinary servitude, brotherhood, galvanized by impactful initiatives, resulting in unparalleled evidence-based achievements.
I am thrilled to share that in the past year, our collective efforts have resulted in monumental strides with over 10,000 individuals from low to moderate-income backgrounds receiving pivotal support. Moreover, we have proudly awarded $128k in scholarships (over $2M in awards since our inception), facilitated 24 programmatic initiatives and events (including 12 new endeavors), and issued 135 PACT carpentry trade certifications. Additionally, we successfully secured 85 work-based learning positions and doubled our revenue to $2 Million.
As the leader of this thriving organization, I am committed to mentoring over a lifetime and building upon our ongoing efforts with a focus on expanding our “Four for the Future” impact areas of Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment which includes workforce development. Furthermore, we will soon launch an innovative AI-focused STEM initiative called the KMT Program (Knowledge, Math, Technology) aimed at nurturing young talent and fostering diversity in this critical and evolving domain.
Our growing Chapter, which is now comprised of 155 professional dues-paying members, was incepted in 1988 as the fifth national chapter of the 100 Black Men of America. Through the years, our mission has remained steadfast: to advance the social, economic, health, and educational progress of African Americans within the Bay Area and beyond.
In closing, I extend my deepest gratitude for the continued support of our community, our partners, and our sponsors which drives our success. Together, we will continue to forge a brighter future for generations to come.
Danny L. WilliamsChairman of the Board100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.www.100blackmenba.org