Concerned Black Men of Columbia, S.C. Inc.

Basic Information

Address: 1815 Gervais Street Columbia, S.C. 29201
Phone Number: (803) 931-8783
Fax Number: (803) 931-8784
Director: LaSondrick Bridges

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Mentoring
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: All Youth, African American Males in particular
Ages for Volunteer: 12 - 18
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Days of Service: Monday thru Friday
Mission Statement:

The Mission of CBM is to provide a holistic approach to service which support and strengthen the African American family, and which specifically targets African American youth to establish a concerned male presensce within the community with respect to positive role models and exposure to social, cultural, educatioal, spiritual, business, and community linkage

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Concerned Black Men works to create an America where:

■Every child has in his or her life a responsible caring adult;
■After-school and summer enrichment programs are available to all young people, not just for children of the wealthy;
■Youths are empowered to change their lives by receiving appropriate and accurate information on health, social and community issues;
■Quality public education is our Nation’s highest priority;
■Teenage parents are the exception, not the norm.

Program History:

Concerned Black Men of Columbia, SC was founded in the year 2001. When five African American men organized to change the conditions of its African American youth, particularly African American males. It is the dedication of these men along with positive influence, and role modeled behavior that will show a better outlook for its youth. The Columbia, SC chapter of CBM has organized a variety of talented members. What started as five, is now over 125 strong black men. it is the hopes of these African American Men that programs developed for our youth will minimize the gap with other cultures in the fields of Education, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Business Owners, etc... Our chapter is here to serve children and their families.


CBM CARES: A National Mentoring Initiative for mentors working with middle school boys to help reduce juvenile delinquency, improveacademic competency, and reduce gang and "crew" participation.

Adopt-A-School Program: CBM will assume the responsibility of mentoring an entire school by offering cultural enrichment, academic support, mentoring wit a focus on the African American male student.

Honors and Improvement Awards Program: Two students from each grade level within each Adopt-a-School will be recognized each quarter during the school year.

Rhymes for Reason Hip Hop Forum & Brothers Can We Talk Forum: This event will analyze and promote the culture of Hip-Hop as a constructive force in the African American community, especially the youth. BCWT forum discussion give youth a chance to articulate their concerns to the community at-large.