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The Collegiate 100® is a campus-based student organization with its programmatic initiatives that support the development of social, emotional, and educational needs of youth who need positive role models in the communities in which they live. The Collegiate 100®program is not designed to, nor will it be permitted to operate as, as an autonomous, separate group that operates independently from the sponsoring chapter.

Collegiate 100 Greater Cleveland Chapter founded 2007 at CCC-Metropolitan Campus founded by member Gary E. Carrington, Ph.D.) 

The Collegiate 100® (“C100”) has a vital role on the college campus. The effective execution of that role requires that the Chapter be a responsible, productive, and cooperative segment of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the entire college community. Membership into the Collegiate 100® is drawn primarily from African–American male and female college students through Chapters on university campuses across America. The primary purpose of the Collegiate 100® program is to provide an avenue for 100 Black Men of America, Inc. chapters to continue their one-on-one and group mentoring to students as they matriculate from high school to college, thereby supporting the Mentoring The 100 Way Across a Lifetime initiative.

City Wide Chapter, Affiliate of the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. Gary E. Carrington, Ph.D., Immediate Past President, Founder, and Advisor of Collegiate 100, has provided mentoring and Networking opportunities to College Students.

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Purpose: To provide safe space for African American male college students and male students of color with a focus on career development, student retention, graduation, and leadership development. In addition, the primary purpose of the Collegiate 100 aligns with the national organization to provide an avenue to continue one-to-one and group mentoring in support of college students as they matriculate through college to graduation.

The Speaker Series features professional African American males in their respective career fields who have achieved excellence, and provide an in-depth perspective into success and overcoming adversity. Speakers have included:
Current active 30 students
Recent Speakers (2021) include:
Terry Maynard, Business Entrepeneur
Judge Michael Nelson
Lt. Thomas McMillan, CCC Police Department
Dr. Ernest Smoot, Pediatrician
Past Speakers include:
Chief Magistrate Gregory Clifford
Former Mayor of City of Cleveland Frank Jackson
Dr. Charles Modlin, Urologist
Judge Charles Patton
Judge Michael Ryan