FOUNDING CORPORATE SPONSOR

Anheuser-Busch
Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch is the Founding Corporate Sponsor of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. From day one, Johnny Furr, Vice President of Community Affairs and Diversity Supplies for the company, has been on board in committing the financial resources of Anheuser-Busch and the moral support, guidance and encouragement needed to accomplish the most important work of our time: ensuring the lives and success of the next generation.


Leadership Council

The Leadership Council works collaboratively to:

  1. Encourage their local affiliate support and participation where Local CARES Circles are forming;
  2. Share positive messages about the potential of African American youth to the media and community;
  3. Advocate for young people by initiating and supporting youth-oriented public policy initiatives.

100 Black Men of America
100 Black Men of America
100 Black Men of America, Inc. serves as a convening and national partner for this national mentoring effort. As one of the world's most prominent mentoring organizations and authors of the internationally acclaimed program "Mentoring the 100 Way", it was only befitting that they serve as facilitators of the Atlanta-based pilot of NCMM—focused on developing the “best-practice” model, which is now being replicated in communities around the country. Housed in their world headquarters, NCMM is provided substantial resources, staffing, and operational infrastructure by the 100 to ensure the working pilot has the capacity to meet its goal of recruiting 2,000 stable adults to connect to qualified entities that serve the youth of Atlanta's underserved communities.

Understanding the urgency in the African American community, 100 Black Men of America and its 106 chapters continue to promote the growth and expansion of NCMM by supporting the establishment of local CARES Circles, recruiting, and offering training sessions to prospective mentors and community organizations. 100 Black Men of America, Inc. expects the program to be a valuable channel through which to expand its mentoring philosophy and to support the 100's values, based in mentoring throughout its chapters.


National Urban League
National Urban League
NUL is proud to serve as a convening and national partner with the NCMM in our attempt to galvanize millions of committed, conscientious and capable mentors to support today's youth. Local Urban League affiliates across the nation will assist in our Movement-wide efforts to ensure we continue to empower communities and change lives for the better. You can help by volunteering to serve as a mentor; corporations have the opportunity to provide internships and employment


The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated has a 61-year tradition of mentoring and preparing Black children for a bright future. Building on this tradition, all 273 chapters of The Links, Incorporated in 42 states and three foreign countries will mentor Black children in partnership with NCMM.


YWCA
YWCA
The YWCA USA has been in the mentorship "business" for nearly 150 years. Founded in the United States in 1858, the empowerment of girls and women and pursuing racial justice has been the core of the YWCA mission. With nearly 300 local associations in communities nationwide, the YWCA has been a leader in providing cutting-edge programs to uplift millions of girls and young women. As a national partner in the NCMM effort, the YWCA is thrilled to be able to promote its many volunteer opportunities in mentorship programs available in YWCAs in nearly every state.

National Partners

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Founded with the purpose of improving the quality of college life and promoting brotherhood among young African American men, the century-old fraternity has historically remained involved in the positive development and mentoring of youth, and providing service and advocacy for the community. Taking the hand of a youth and helping guide them to a productive future remains a significant part of the fraternity's purpose. The fraternity has committed to registering 10,000 new mentors by 2008.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America needs men to have a positive mentoring experience with a child, while at the same time giving back to the community. Men! Share some laughs. Have some fun. Sign up to be a Big Brother today.

Ladies! Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you to bring men into the movement. That's the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement. Ask one special person today to become a Big Brother. The world will be the better for it.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to be part of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs men to mentor boys. We'll do the groundwork to help ensure that you have an enriching relationship with our nation's future: our children.


Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA
Help us build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Join Girl Scouts of the USA.

GSUSA currently serves 600,000 girls representing communities of color, and we want to impact even more girls. You will make a difference by lending a helping hand, and becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. For more information, log on to: www.girlscouts.org.


National CASA
National CASA
A CASA volunteer is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, referred to as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) in some states, who works with the court system to help these vulnerable children find the services and permanent, caring homes they need. There are currently more than 54,000 CASA and GAL volunteers in 948 community offices across the country. Chances are there is a CASA or GAL program close to where you live or work. For more information about how you can help make a lifelong difference for an abused child, please visit the National CASA Association website.


Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools
Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools
The CDF Freedom Schools program builds confidence and hope in children, youth and young adults left behind in lives interrupted by crises of poverty and disaster across the nation. We partner with community-based organizations, churches, universities and schools to provide free summer and after-school care that helps children and youth better understand and believe in themselves, each other and their circumstances, and fulfill their potential. A core belief of our program is that all children are capable of learning and achieving at high standards The CDF Freedom Schools program is a dynamic force for improving the home, school, social lives and health status of children.


MAD DADS
MAD DADS
Mad Dads walk city streets to identify unsupervised youth and draw them into program activities. For many of these youngsters, the MAD DADS Street Patrol members represent their only positive adult male role models. With chapters in 15 states, MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction-Defending Against Drugs and Social-Disorder) also conduct workshops, give speeches and presentations, and set up MAD DADS Chapters across the country.


MENTOR
MENTOR
At MENTOR, our mission is to expand the power of mentoring to the millions of young Americans who need or want caring adult role models in their lives. Through mentoring.org—the nation's most comprehensive resource on mentoring—we deliver the research, policy recommendations and practical performance tools needed to make mentoring a reality for more of America's young people.


National Institute for Literacy
National Institute for Literacy
Since its creation in 1991, the National Institute for Literacy has served as a catalyst for improving opportunities for adults, youth, and children to thrive in a progressively literate world. The mission of the Institute, a federal agency, is to develop literacy as a national asset. We seek to integrate knowledge, research and practice to improve literacy and reading instruction. The Institute is also authorized under the No Child Left Behind law to help children, youth, and adults learn to read by supporting and disseminating evidence-based reading research.


Operation Hope
Operation Hope
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE, Inc. is America's first nonprofit social investment bank and a national provider of financial literacy and economic empowerment programs free of charge. HOPE works to bring self-sufficiency and a sustained spirit of revitalization to Americans nationwide. At the core of HOPE's mission to eradicate poverty and empower the wealthless is a movement to establish "silver rights," or the right to financial literacy, access to capital, and equality of opportunity for all.

Banking on Our Future (BOOF)
Founded in 1996, BOOF is Operation HOPE, Inc.'s premiere financial education program for youth in underserved communities. The program is a winner of the Oprah's Angel Network Award and the U.S. Treasury Department's John Sherman Award for Financial Literacy Excellence. Using a growing network of trained HOPE Corps volunteers, Banking on Our Future has educated over 182,000 youth nationwide. The program provides an on-the-ground and online financial literacy program that teaches children basic money skills.


NAACP
NAACP
For more than ninety years, the NAACP built and grew on the collective courage of thousands of people. People of all races, nationalities and faiths united on one premise—that all men and women are created equal. The nation's oldest civil rights organization has changed America's history. The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


UNCF
UNCF
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation's most comprehensive higher education assistance organization for students of color. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students, as well as faculty and administrative professional training. Today, of the approximately 65,000 students UNCF supports at about 900 colleges and universities, some 60 percent are the first in their families to attend college.


Twenty-First Century Foundation
Twenty-First Century Foundation
The Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF), a national public foundation created in 1971, facilitates strategic giving in the Black community by organizing philanthropic, social and intellectual capital to solve community problems. The Foundation makes grants to community organizations, creates donor-advised funds and special giving initiatives in support of Black youth development and educational achievement.

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