100 Black Men of Chicago hosted “A Night at the Museum” — an all-white party held Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Museum of Science and Industry to raise money for its mentoring programs. Democratic nominee for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers served as honorary chairs and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was also in attendance.
The organization, which established its local chapter in 1994, has programs for Chicago’s Black youth throughout the city and extending to the South and West suburbs. Its mission is to “improve the quality of life and enhance the educational opportunities of African-American males throughout the Greater Chicago area.”
One of 100 Black Men of Chicago’s most significant initiatives is its annual college fair. Described as its signature event, the fair attracts over 200 colleges and universities as well as an estimated 4,000 students, parents, teachers, and education partners.
The 14th Annual College Scholarship Fair will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion. For more information, to register as a recruiter, or to register a student, visit 100bmc.org/csf.