One Hundred Black Men focuses on different program areas including education, mentoring, youth development, arts and culture, economic empowerment, health and wellness, and criminal justice.

Our approach includes a combination of thought-leadership and direct service which allows us to manage our own portfolio of programs which primarily serve the African-American community, while also leveraging the talent of our members to influence broader policy development and resource-allocation. The members of One Hundred Black Men serve on dozens of corporate advisory councils, government policy committees, and non-profit boards.



One Hundred Black Men’s commitment to economic empowerment is driven by increasing access to investment capital and government contracts for minority businesses. Our support for M/WBE’s (Minority and Women Business Enterprises) includes championing the expansion of state and local contracts, as well as supporting the certification process. Our members also serve on task forces to monitor policy development and accountability metrics.



One Hundred Black Men’s mentoring framework is based on one-to-one, group, and peer-to-peer models. Mentors provide critical life skills, while increasing career and educational opportunities for mentees. Our framework is also largely influenced by and integrated with the “Mentoring the 100 Way” model which was created by OHBM. Our mentoring program includes the following components:

  1. Critical life and foundational skills to increase academic achievement and reduce truancy.

  2. Career opportunities through the OHBM internship program.

  3. A self-reflective process that requires preparation and dedication

  4. Tools and strategies to empower mentors

  5. Mandatory mentor training including communication techniques, as well as one-on-one and group mentoring strategies.