|From:||Marcia L. M.|
|Sent on:||Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:41 AM|
During their visit to the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square, Long Island Chapter President Phil Andrews, Long Island Chapter Publicity Chairman Warren Woodberry Jr., Long Island Chapter Board Member William B. Wise and New Jersey Chapter President Jerrid Douglas, were joined by Senior Executives from NASDAQ OMX. The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing
Long Island, New York - The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was founded in 1974 by a group of men from the Long Island region who believed that Long Island was ripe for such an organization. Today the organization continues to take an active part of the community where its interest is at stake. The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. is now part of an international coalition of 116 chapters, and is a membership body comprised of over 10,000 men worldwide. The Long Island Chapter is the second oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Since its inception 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. has been working in the area of Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. The four areas of Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment have evolved into our international mission over the last couple of decades. The logo of the organization stands for a broad group of men who have exemplified excellence in a variety of structures coming together to give 100 % effort to improve our community. Mentoring is considered to be the crown jewel of the organization, and one of our national models is “What they see they’ll be”! Sustainability of creating success across many generations is a key index of the impact of our mission. The organization is membership based and is comprised of such men as Lawyers, Doctors, Judges, Businessmen, School Administrators, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Law Enforcement Personnel, Accountants, Financial Serves Professionals, and high Ranking Retired Military Personnel, etc. The organization seeks men who are willing to donate a couple of hours per month to give back in the area of mentoring or work on one of the standing committees of the organization. Some of the recent accomplishments of the organization over the last couple of years have been 2nd Place finish in 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Program, Ringing of the NASDAQ Bell during Black History Month, and the recent work of the mentoring committee which has led to a Congressional Endorsement of our Candidate to West Point. The organization remains committed to recruiting professional African-American men to service of members of a great chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Each year the organization participates in two national competitions of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. which are the African American Academic History Challenge (History Bowl) and the Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Program. “I was attracted to the organization because of the camaraderie I encountered when I was first exposed to the organization, and the admiration of a group of men who were willing to turn over every stone to ensure that our community was successful and empowered in all aspects of society” Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. For more information regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, Upcoming Meetings, Membership Opportunities, or Programs and Activities you may contact us by writing us @ 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. 9 Centre Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Via Email @ [address removed] or [address removed] or via telephone at 516.538.6318.