100 BLACK MEN OF OMAHA INC

What they see is what they'll be...

aka The 100   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.100blackmenomaha.org

Mission

We believe the answer to poor academic performance, low high school graduation rates, lack of post-secondary pursuit and increased youth violence in Omaha is to match positive male role models with Youth with Promise.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Lead. We seek to achieve our mission through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Empowerment programs. Our programs include Leadership and Mentoring Academy, Pathways to Success/Financial Literacy, Striving for Success: Black Male Summit, 100 Saturday Academy, African American History Challenge, Real Men Read and Real Men Greet.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Richard J Webb Sr.

Main address

2221 North 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110 USA

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EIN

47-0785487

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to the race and opportunity index – from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Nebraska 2015 American Community Survey –only 57.2% of African American children are living above the federal poverty line compared to 89.3% of white/non-Hispanic. It also states that in Nebraska – 47.7% of African American students are living in low poverty areas, compared to 90.2% of white/non-Hispanic. We use the term “Youth with Promise” when referencing our youth, instead of “At-Risk” to avoid labeling through a deficient lens. “Youth with Promise” fulfills our need to sow positive seeds into our mentees. 90% of our mentees consist of African American young men – in which majority of them are between grades 6th-12th. National Mentoring Resource research suggests that Black boys have less access to various kinds of informal mentors in their communities compared to black girls; therefore, the need for engagement in formal mentoring programs is especially high for male youth within the Black community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Leadership and Mentoring Academy (LMA)

LMA a one-to-one mentoring program for Omaha area male middle and high school students. Many of these young men have gone on to college and become successful and contributing adults.
Group Mentoring (GM). This program builds relationships with mentees in a group setting. The program provides opportunities for the mentees to develop essential life skills and leadership traits for success in and out the classroom. The goals of this program is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a positive self-image. Mentors reinforce these goals for success using Steven Covey’s "7 Habits of Happy Kids.”

Pathways to Success/Financial Literacy (PTS/FL), is an extension of our LMA program designed to provide career readiness opportunities for mentees and their families. Curriculum focuses on financial literacy, employability skills, career readiness and entrepreneurship.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

The 100 collaborates with Title I and Omaha Public Schools to address the growing educational, cultural and self-esteem gaps experienced by low income students. The academy serves 2nd through 5th grade students primarily from North Omaha.

Through this learning opportunity, students receive support from state certified teachers to master concepts in reading, writing and mathematics.

Students are evaluated to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Through this process, individualized lesson plans are developed to ensure student growth and success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The AAHC is a national educational program designed by the 100 Black Men of America to enhance the study of and encourage the appreciation of African-American history and culture. Students and coaches spend untold hours studying and preparing for our local and national competition. Since 2001, this educational reading program has impacted over 2,200 students. Many AAHC students have gone on to graduate from high school and college, and have started careers. Each year, students and coaches spend untold hours studying and preparing for our local and national competition.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Mentors donate substantial hours in front of our young people emphasizing the importance of reading, which is a great example of "Real Men Giving Real Time."

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

A day-long event that inspires African-American males entering high schools (9th grade) to excel in their education. These young males meet successful African-American professionals and attend motivational workshops.

The summit is for any young male who will be entering the 9th grade.

The purpose of this day long summit is to motivate African-American 9th grade males to pursue excellence in education and receive presentations from local experts in the areas of: Education, Business, Health, Faith, Money & Finance and the Justice System.

This audience is being targeted because they have been identified as being at-risk for failing to graduate from high school, being under employed and over-represented in the criminal justice system.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent 2011

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) 2011

100 Black Men of America, Inc. 1995

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The 100 Black Men of Omaha's goals are to prepare our "Youth with Promise" to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Lead. We measure these outcomes with a few evaluation tools that consist of:

#1 Ensure mentees graduate with a 2.5 GPA or above and attend a post-secondary institution or select military service

#2 Integrate positive mentors into the lives of our mentees

# Monitor mentees social engagement through programming such as Real Talk with the 100, the 100's Saturday Academy, and working with our academic educational partners.

To ensure mentees are on track for graduation - we work closely with our academic educational partners and provide tutorial programs to help in the areas of math and reading.

The 100 has a long list of mentees without mentors assigned so we are strategic in our services to ensure that we are trying to help every mentee that comes to the 100. Therefore, the “Real Talks” provides a safe environment for youth to address important issues that are facing them in daily life.

Finally, we realize that in order to be a strong organization who continues to assist mentees become community leaders we have to strengthen ourselves internally and externally. We constantly are evaluating our data and looking at ways to improve both the way that we obtain and use our data to strengthen our programming and outreach. Externally we have strived to engage new mentors, become more known community wide and improve our brand which will allow us to continue to make an impact on the mentees we serve.

The 100 is an organization that has an asset that sets us apart from other organizations in Omaha. This difference is a solid core of visible African American men who are committed to making a difference in the community. We are continually utilizing additional community partners as a way to connect and recruit additional mentors. As of September of 2018 - the 100 has 82 one to one matches and has a current membership roaster of 38. Through our membership support – we raise over $25,000 a year to support our programs.

During the 2018-2019 school year, 176 mentees participated in our mentoring program as of June 5 2019. The 100 maintained and established a total of 103 mentor/mentee matches and for the 2019-2020 school year – we plan to attain 125 impactful matches, all seniors in our program graduate from high school and enroll in post-secondary educational institutions or military service and host a minimum of eight career readiness and life skills sessions for mentees and their families.

During the 2018-2019 school year there have 18 Real Talk session conducted with an average attendance of 32 and a mentor to mentee ratio of 2 mentees to every member/mentor.

During the 2018-2019 school year, 18 Real Talk sessions were conducted which included such topics as New Year’s Resolutions, Respect for Women, Trades, College Prep, Omaha Police Department discussion and SMART Goals. The session average attendance was 32 individuals with an average mentor/mentee ratio of 13 mentors to 19 mentees.

During the 2018-2019 school year, our Pathways to Success Program established a pilot partnership with Omaha Public School’s Secondary Success Program (Alternative Middle School). There were a total of 11 sessions with a graduation ceremony held on May 16th, 2019 – in which – each student developed a presentation of what they have learned over the course of the program. A total of 6 mentors facilitated these 11 sessions with 10 students enrolled for the program. Topics included: Basic Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Ideation, Business Plan, Empowered to Be Smart/Work Smart, Hard vs Soft Skills, Self-Assessment Skills Goal Setting. Each student received a cash incentive based on their attendance and engagement.

Also during the 2018/2019 program year, 120 students were enrolled in the 100 Saturday Academy program, an increase of 36% from 2017-2018 program year. Of these students, 68% were male and 32% were female.

Results from the 2018-2019 Saturday Academy school year included:

Average 3rd-6th graders experienced 1.09 academic year gain in Reading
Average 3rd-6th graders experienced .99 academic year gain in Math

• 74% of all students maintained or increased their reading grade
• 63% of students who attended 75% or more had an increase in reading scores
• 88% of all students maintained or increased their math grade
• 50% who attended 75% or more had an increase in math grades

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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100 BLACK MEN OF OMAHA INC

Board of directors
as of 7/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sr., Ph. D., CJM, Mark Foxall

UNO School of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Term: 2021 - 2023

Bryan Wilson

Regional Executive,Maxima

Johnny Rodgers

President/Founder, Johnny Speaks

Carl Christian

Realtor NP Dodge Company

Jerome Okolo

Attorney, Okolo Law Firm, LLC

Eric Ewing

Executive Director Great Plains Black History Museum

Gibril Mansaray

Director of Development, Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Griffin

VP & Managing Director - Rail Leasing, Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Tim Clark

President, Clark Connections Group, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/05/2021

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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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data