The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland Chapter provides a variety of educational, informative, and uplifting programs for the whole family. Our programs teach the necessary leadership and development skills to assist our mentees and their families in realizing and maximizing their full potential.  We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.

We are excited to share our interests with you and hope you find everything you need to stay informed about the “Work of the 100”. Please visit our site regularly for updates on the progress of our organization as we strive to serve our community and make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. We are thrilled about what we have achieved together over the past twenty years!

Real Men, Giving Real Time

The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment in which Cleveland’s youth are motivated to achieve and are empowered to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of their communities.

 Mentoring is the essence of the Greater Cleveland 100. Through our signature programs of economic development, education, health & wellness, leadership development, mentoring, we aim to be Cleveland’s premier mentoring organization.

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Countdown to 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc.
Black Tie Scholarship & Awards Gala


To buy tickets and to learn about our 2022 100 Black Men in Ties Scholarship and Awards Gala, click on the button below

“What They See Is What They’ll Be®”

is more than a motto. It is a source of motivation for all members of our 100 Black Men chapter network. Additionally, our motto serves as a constant reminder that we must consistently commit ourselves to personify the type of people our children will look up to and emulate. We fully embrace the immense responsibility we have to our mentees and our communities.

Improving the Lives of Young Men

The 100 Black Men of Greater Greater Cleveland Inc. is one of many International Chapters with our National Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The local chapter’s current membership is part of an international fellowship of 10,000+ committed volunteers who have impacted the lives of over 110,000 youth through mentoring and other programs designed to improve their quality of life. Mentees benefit from educational enhancement programs and life skills training conducted by organization members and other community volunteers and partners.

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The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all.  We do this through projects and initiatives known as our signature  “Four For The Future” Programs in the areas of Leadership, Education, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. 

And while our aim and goal are to improve our community, we cannot do it without help from our community.  Please consider a charitable donation to help us support our mission.  

100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland hosted a panel talking about
the impact the Coronavirus has on the African American Community

The Health & Wellness committee of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland hosted a virtual panel to talk about this pandemic.

One of the 100 Black Men of America’s “Four For The Future” initiatives focuses on health & wellness. In an effort to help educate the community on vital health information, our Health & Wellness committee teamed up with doctors, four of the doctors are from the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland chapter who participated in this educational conversation on January 13, 2022.

The event focused on ways to maintain health and safety amid COVID-19. It featured speakers Dr. Ernest Smoot, Dr. Charles Modlin, Dr. Romone Boyd, and Pamela Combs. Moderator for this event was Marvin Ferguson chair of Health & Wellness. To view the zoom conversation click on the button.

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100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland is a volunteer organization committed to transforming the lives of youth and improving our communities through a unified mission devoted to improving the quality of life for African American youth in the Cleveland area. Mentoring is a vital part of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland.

Mentoring the 100 Way Across A Lifetime®


The Cleveland Chapter of 100 Black Men has combined the Mentoring, Education, and Health and Wellness Committees to form this program and connect a nature walk in some of our local public parks with a health and wellness, science, and environmental education component mentoring experience.

We learn that mentor and mentee bring unique characteristics to the mentoring relationship with deviating expectations. The mentor comes with experience that could be passed down from being mentored, etc., to pass on information to the mentee. Mentees are chosen in this context from a school, home, or community, and the expectation is to gain assistance from a caring adult. This training will present the necessary tools for mentors to assist in building this lifelong relationship with their mentee and avoid pitfalls that might damage the relationship or cause conflict for the mentee.

The mentee must know that the mentor can be trusted, and even if there is a misunderstanding, the relationship does not end. Help the mentee understand roles in the mentoring relationship and make sure that boundaries are made clear. The mentoring experience can prove beneficial for all involved and lay the blueprint for a lifelong relationship with training, futuristic thinking, empathy, and sympathy.

Cleveland Chapter In The News

Please Read The Latest Issue Of Our Magazine

The 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. has been educating and empowering youth for years. The 100 has educated African American youth, believing that all children must access quality education regardless of race and socioeconomic status.

Real Men Magazine is a monthly publication of The Greater Cleveland Chapter. It serves as the voice of the Cleveland Chapter, which highlights our members and the activities we are doing in the community. It also features our supporters and partners.

This month’s issue October Issue

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LaRese Purnell was Appointed to Serve as National Economic Empowerment Program Co-Chair

100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. honors community leaders at Black Tie Gala.

Walk a Mile with a Child gives  guidance to young boys in Cleveland using  Northeast Ohio has beautiful parks

100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland Inc. re-elect Lee V. Fields as chairman to lead 2022 – 2024.

Founding Member Judge Michael Nelson swears in Cleveland's 58th Mayor Justin Bibb


Congratulations to Chief Magistrate Gregory Clifford, 2021 Chairman's Award recipient

Coronavirus (COVID -19)
What You Need to know

As we face this severe pandemic, you can take some basic precautions to stay safe. We will provide you with some information and resources to help you remain aware of the latest news on Coronavirus Disease.

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Our Work Is Possible Through Sponsor &
Partner Support

You can assist with our efforts! Any contributions to our cause will humbly and graciously be appreciated!


The safety and well-being of our members and the people we serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic is our number one priority. As we continue our operations, we remain vigilant of potential symptoms, and strongly support the appropriate treatment and protected measures that must be taken during this extremely rare event. Please continue to check our news page and social media sites for updates, recommendations, and resources for staying healthy and safe, and for information about our advocacy activities.