100 Black Men of America, Inc. and University of Phoenix Bring Education and Mentoring Services to Underserved
ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2011
University of Phoenix donates 15 full-tuition scholarships and over $200,000 in support of the organization
ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 100 Black Men of America and University of Phoenix have announced a collaboration that will enhance the delivery of mentoring services for members of traditionally underserved communities across the nation. Over the last 12 months, the University of Phoenix has donated 15 full-tuition scholarships and more than $200,000 to 100 Black Men of America to help build local chapter infrastructure throughout the nation and to support the organization's mentoring initiatives.
"The 100 Black Men of America and our 116-chapter network fully understand the transformational impact that access to quality education can have," said Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Chairman of the Board, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. "We also recognize that many people require the educational flexibility that University of Phoenix model provides.? We appreciate the investment that University of Phoenix is making in our mentoring programs and in the individuals we serve through the scholarship support."
A cornerstone of the collaboration is University of Phoenix's investment in the 100 Black Men of America's strategic plan, Mentoring The 100 Way Across A Lifetime?. Through this investment, thousands of communities, youth, adults, families, and stakeholders will benefit from direct services 100 Black Men of America provides in Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Empowerment.
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 116 chapters, and growing, in the United States, England and the Caribbean. Members represent a myriad of professions including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators and men from numerous other professions that have created an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships. Visit http://www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.
SOURCE 100 Black Men of America, Inc.