100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The grant will be used toward support for the Financial Literacy Program, Student Safe Driving, Family & Youth Empowerment program and board/staff training.
As an education component of Project Success, a post-secondary preparation, mentoring, tuition assistance initiative, Family Youth & Empowerment teaches financial literacy to program students and parents. The program has a direct impact on students’ and parents’ ability to make wise financial decisions. This work is accomplished through workshops that focus on financial literacy, banking basics, budgeting, investing, and homeownership. The program also has a component to help improve driver safety. The UPS Foundation’s grant will allow for mission expansion, more student and parent engagement and ultimately a broader impact in the community.
“Several studies show that Atlanta’s income inequality levels are more than twice the national average. Through partnerships with organizations such as the UPS Foundation, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta can tremendously impact our community to meet our mission of education, enrichment and empowerment of low income communities through mentorship, training, and community service” said Dr. Kevin James, Acting Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic support, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s efforts to help students and their parents make wise financial decisions and their aim to improve safe teen driving,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.
About 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing college preparatory services and mentorship to at-risk, Atlanta youth through its flagship program Project Success. Since its inception in 1987, 100% of the students who complete Project Success have graduated from high school and 80% have graduated from college in four years, far outpacing the national averages.
Project Success is differentiated by the strength of its civic-minded mentors who comprise the membership of the organization. Members dedicate their time and talent to helping boys and girls break the cycles of poverty, under-achievement and violence that plague their communities thus enabling them to seek their highest potential.
Visit www.100blackmen-atlanta.org for information and to make charitable contributions to Project Success.