CBMLA Programs

Our community-based program

Welcome to Manhood

A seminar for men

Welcome to Manhood is a group mentoring program for young men ages 11-19 years old. Workshops are generally two hours long and take place once a month during the nine-month academic year. Students enrolled in the program participate in a variety of interactive activities including group discussions, team-building exercises, and Q&A sessions with guest speakers. The typical workshop hosts anywhere between 7 and 25 teens and young boys. Our goal is to promote education, provide career guidance, and instruct young men on the importance of self-mastery and personal achievement.

Our school-based program


A classroom full of kids along with a man

The CBMLA CARES Program was adopted from the Concerned Black Men National Mentoring Initiative implemented in 9 cities throughout the nation where CBM chapters are located. It is a comprehensive school-based outreach project designed to improve academic and life outcomes for middle school students. As a part of this program, CBMLA CARES facilitators and mentors lead weekly workshops with CBMLA mentees at their schools during school hours. Through this program, mentees develop life skills, stronger school attachment, and improve citizenship.

Our cohort leadership program

Welcome to Womanhood

Group image of so many small children inside the room

Welcome to Womanhood is a newly created program by the Women of Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles under the Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles (C.B.M.L.A) umbrella, designed to provide girls of color with the tools needed to become successful in a globalized world. Welcome to Womanhood is a group mentoring program serving middle school-aged young girls between the ages of 11-15 years old.

Our cohort leadership program

Emerging Leaders

Black and white image of some people in class

Emerging Leaders (ELP) is a college-prep leadership program aimed at providing adolescent boys of color opportunities to engage in academic and leadership development. Under the mentorship of professional, college-educated men of color, students engage in community service initiatives, gain exposure to higher education, learn about college access, and develop their personal leadership skills.

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Clippers

Mentor Assist Program

three kids sitting on chairs on a basketball court with their notebooks

Concerned Black Men of Los Angeles is one of eleven mentor organizations in Los Angeles County selected to participate in the Los Angeles Clippers’ Mentorship Assist Zone program. This program places a special emphasis on serving young men of color in underserved communities. The Mentor Assist Zone supports local organizations with mentorship recruitment, student incentives, speakers, cultural enrichment experiences, and group outings. The program attempts to recruit and engage male mentors and mentees to build character and confidence.