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What is Concerned Black Men, Inc.?
Concerned Black Men, Inc.® (CBM) is an organization of male volunteers that provide positive male role models with an Afro-centric perspective to the children in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We seek to provide our youth with wisdom and understanding on how to become positive, successful and contributing adults. We work to enrich youth lives through positive educational, cultural, and social activities and programs. We adhere to the motto "Caring For Our Youth." Founded in 1982, the Washington, DC Chapter of Concerned Black Men, Inc.® (CBM-DC), is a non-profit organization that sponsors a variety of programs and activities which promote the educational, cultural, and social development of youth.
CBM-DC has worked closely with area school systems, community organizations, and local social service agencies that share a commitment to a prosperous future for upcoming generations. CBM is a National Organization with chapters in various US cities.
CBM-DC Thanks DC Mayor Muriel Bowser for "Selma" Invitation
Concerned Black Men, Washington, DC Chapter would like to thank DC Mayor Muriel Bowser for inviting our Just Say Yes! (JSY) Program to her special screening of the movie "Selma." Mayor Bowser hosted this special screening as a part of a White House initiative called "My Brother's Keeper." We thank Muriel Bowser for her insightful words of encouragement, her hospitality, and for challenging our boys to have the audacity of hope!
Congressman John Lewis, Georgia
Congressman John Lewis Welcomes CBM-DC's Just Say Yes! Program
CBM-DC would like to thank Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis for welcoming the Just Say Yes! (JSY) Program into his congressional office. Congressman Lewis, who represents Atlanta's 5th district, was tremendously hospitable, as he greeted our group with open arms and southern hospitality. Over the course of several hours, Mr. Lewis shared anecdotes, personal photographs, and recounted the events leading up to the March on Selma and the Freedom Rides. The Congressman also took the boys on a private tour beneath the Capitol and onto the Floor of the House. There, he gave a history lesson which included the recounting of speeches, memorable moments throughout his distinguished career, and even a story about a time when a gunman held the floor under siege. Before departing, the Congressman met, took a picture with, and gave an autographed copy of his graphic novel to each mentee. It was truly amazing and we are grateful for the Congressman's time and wisdom.
CBM of Washington, DC Awarded a Safeway Foundation Grant
The Washington, DC chapter of Concerned Black Men thanks The Safeway Foundation for their generous grant to support their International Awareness Program. The program introduces local children to the international community via embassy tours, classroom lectures and enrichment activities that is highlighted with a trip to the United Nations in New York during the early spring.
The program encourages the the students to see themselves as global citizens and not just DC residents. Volunteer mentors partner with the students and administration at Hart Middle School in Washington, DC, which serve approximately 30-45 individuals. For more information about the International awareness (IA) Program, click on the International Awareness tab on our home page.
David Jackson, CBMDC president (left); Craig Muckle, Safeway,Manager, Public Affairs / Government Relations (right)
Please look at our website and share our experiences with the youth. If there are any other questions you have about the organization please join us at our general body meeting. It's held every 2nd Tuesday at the
THURGOODMARSHALLCENTER – FIRST FLOOR 1816 12th Street NW, Washington, DC20009 7You can get a good understanding of our activities and functions. Your attendance would be sincerely appreciated.
Concerned Black Men, DC Chapter 1816 12th St NW, suite 203, (202) 797-7444