We’re dedicated to the upliftment of black youth in our communities

To rebuild a community, the first step requires real investment

Help us lay the foundation of success for the next generation

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Our Mission

We seek to unite African American men and women to empower the next generation of black youth for the betterment of our communities.

How we work

Build Character

Through group and 1:1 mentoring, we work to provide young black men and women with positive role models throughout their development.

Promote Education

With a focus on the future, we support our mentees with tutoring, scholarships, and networking for the betterment of their careers.

Forward Thinking

Whether it’s a brotherhood, a family, or a place to belong, we believe in the power of a strong and supportive community.

Youth Workshops Completed Annually
Youth Served Annually
Active Mentors and Volunteers
Total Scholars Funding Raised for Black Youth

Our Programs

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Emerging Leaders

27% Donated
Goal : $15,000.00
Emerging Leaders (ELP) is a college-prep program giving adolescent boys of color an opportunity for academic and leadership development. Under the mentorship of educated men of color, students engage in community service, get exposure to higher education, and build their leadership skills.
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Welcome to Womanhood

42% Donated
Goal : $5,000.00
Welcome to Womanhood is a girls’ mentoring program designed to provide African-American girls with the tools needed to become successful. Students will participate in activities including panel discussions, 1:1 mentoring, and exercises of self-esteem, financial literacy, college prep, and more.
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Welcome to Manhood

52% Donated
Goal : $7,000.00
Welcome to Manhood is a group mentoring program for young men aged 11-19 years old. Enrolled students will participate in group discussions, team-building exercises, and Q&A sessions with guest speakers. Our goal is to promote education, provide career guidance, and lifelong wisdom and development.
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August 12, 2023 – CBMLA 20th Anniversary Awards Gala
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PO Box 5614
Gardena, CA 90249

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