WHO WE ARE
The 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV Chapter is a group of Black Men committed to making a meaningful difference in the community they serve. The influence of this chapter is achieved through the cultivation of partnerships with respected social and professional organizations who share a similar passion for affecting positive change.
The Chapter’s membership is comprised of representation from North Central Florida nearby metropolitan cities: Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and Archer. Situated among the giants of the north central Florida charitable community-based organizations, this group is well positioned to create much needed programs addressing the importance of education, health and wellness, mentoring, and financial empowerment. The intellectual diversity present in this chapter’s membership combined with social partnerships from all four geographic locations creates a solid framework for an extensive youth mentoring network. With a disciplined approach to executing our partnership strategy, The 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV Chapter is focused on making a measurable difference in the Black community.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:
‘What are you doing for others?'”
THE HISTORY OF 100 BLACK MEN
The first chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. was founded in 1963. The organization was initially a loose association of nine independent groups located in different metropolitan areas. Successful businessmen from a variety of social, educational, and economic sectors came together for a common purpose – to make a difference in the lives of African American youth and their communities. In 1986, these groups joined forces to create a national non-profit federation now known as 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Since its founding, the “100” has grown to 106 Chapters with approximately 10,000 African American men committed to the organization’s founding mission- to enhance the quality of life in African American communities by improving the educational, economic and social status of African-Americans. The organization now serves more than 125,000 youth annually through its mentoring, training and development programs.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT HERE AT HOME
We seek members who are interested in making a difference in our community