100 BLACK MEN OF ATLANTA INC

aka The 100   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.100blackmen-atlanta.org

Mission

The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, and youth in particular, in the Atlanta community. Our work provides a foundation for upward economic mobility for motivated young people in low-income communities by closing the academic achievement gap and opening the doors to higher education.

Ruling year info

1988

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Kevin Gooch

Main address

101 Jackson Street, N.E. 2nd Floor

Atlanta, GA 30312 USA

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EIN

58-1721923

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our work provides a foundation for upward economic mobility for motivated young people in low-income communities by closing the academic achievement gap and opening the doors to higher education. Our target population is middle and high school students in metro Atlanta, with an emphasis on African American youth from single-parent, low-income households who have the potential to be the first generation in their family to attend college.

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?

Project Success - 100 SCHOLARS ACADEMY

High-potential, under-resourced middle school students enrolled in Atlanta Public Schools are selected for acceptance into a rigorous multi-year program. Students are required to participate in the program on one Saturday each month during the school year. Each will include:
- Leadership series, exploring topics such as defining success, goal setting, and motivating others
- Social and emotional learning (SEL) activities, exploring topics such as building resiliency, positive communication, and understanding boundaries
- Academic support to enhance math and writing skills
- Additional activities which nurture life skills such as healthy eating and meal planning, increase financial literacy skills such as understanding banking and saving for the future, or engage the students in community service projects.

Population(s) Served
Students
At-risk youth

Elementary, middle, and high school youth are equipped to compete in the 21st century workforce by inspiring their interest in STEM fields and exposing them to in-demand skill sets such as project management, programming, data analysis, marketing, and team work. Students meet at the Robotics and Johnson Research Labs, where they are mentored by former NASA scientist and 100 member, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, and coached by individuals who provide real-world examples of professional success in STEM fields. The students’ skills are then tested at FIRST Lego League (elementary and middle school), FIRST Tech Challenge (middle school), and FIRST Robotics (high school) competitions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Students at B.E.S.T. Academy, an Atlanta public school for boys in grades 6-12 where 100% of students are identified as low-income, receive leadership and career development services, mentoring, and financial assistance. Students meet regularly throughout the year to engage in an in-depth exploration of a variety of important topics such as investing, entrepreneurism, and prospective careers such as engineering, music, law, and the military.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People of African descent
Young men
Young girls
Low-income people

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Project Success - 100 SCHOLARS ACADEMY

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Preteens, Children

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Students with whom we work directly grown to develop the self-confidence to set academic goals for their secondary and post-secondary education.

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.

We mentor at-risk students, helping them define goals for their lives and develop their skills and passions so that in the end, they maximize their potential.

The 100 operates four programs under the Project Success umbrella - 100 Scholars, 100 Robotics, PODS at B.E.S.T. Academy, and the 100 Lecture Series. Each program is structured so that students achieve measurable outcomes.

For 33 years, 100 Black Men has sustained its mission by supporting and enhancing educational and economic opportunities for underserved youth. We believe we offer a number of differentiating factors in the community work we do. In addition to reinforcing grade-level fundamentals, the cultivation of STEM and financial literacy skills are primary goals as we believe these skills will prepare students to meet the demands of the 21st century, technology-driven workforce.

Our motto is, "what they see is what they will be." The 100 Black Men is a membership-driven organization. The organization’s differentiator among community-based youth programs is the strength of its 150+ members. Many members of the 100 black men of Atlanta serve as mentors (either in a one-on-one or group setting) for our student participants. Members join by invitation and are recognized as high achievers in their respective professions. The Emerging 100, a group of young professionals, and the Collegiate 100, men and women pursuing bachelor’s degrees at Atlanta area schools, also serve as role models and mentors throughout our programs. This dedicated group acts as a village for our boys and girls helping them develop character and a roadmap for achievement in their lives. Additionally, the organization seeks volunteer coaches for its robotics program. Coaches are typically technology professionals from local companies who have a strong STEM background. In addition to coaching the technical aspects of robotics, these individuals serve as mentors and real-world examples for students seeking to carve a STEM career path.

Our program staff is made up of educators and non-profit program managers who have deep experience working to enhance the public education available to Atlanta's underserved youth.

Our 100 Scholars Academy students have achieved: 83% program retention rate; 100% high school graduation for retained students; 96% rate of alumni attending college; and 80% rate of alumni graduating college in four years.

Students participating in PODS at B.E.S.T Academy complete baseline proficiency tests and surveys which are repeated at the end of the program. They are expected to demonstrate an increase in their understanding of various career fields, including sub-categories within the career field (such as corporate lawyer vs. litigator, mechanical vs. industrial engineer, medical researcher vs. practicing physician), requirements to enter a career field, and skills needed to succeed in a career field.

Robotics students will compete successfully at local, state, regional, national, and world competitions. Our teams have historically won awards at most events. Senior members of this program have graduated from our program and been accepted to Georgia Institute of Technology, Rice University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Duke University, Morehouse College, and Middle Georgia College.

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 ATLANTA INC

Board of directors
as of 12/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Gooch

DLA Piper, LLP

Term: 2019 - 2021

Keith Milner

Coaching Catalyst, LLC

Delvin Walker

Buildmasters Inc.

Wayne Pleasant, Jr.

Protiviti LLC

Arthur Mills

Mills Management Group

Sean Norman

Northwest Atlanta Housing & Economic Development Partnership

Justin Triplett

MBC Concession

Miguel Lloyd

Lloyd Media Group

Larry Johnson

Global Business Management Solutions

Sidney Barron

Bentley Atlanta

Winston Carhee

Pain 2 Wellness Center, L.L.C.

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/21/2020

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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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data