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Black Men Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Leaders: $10,000 grant

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BMe Community | Call for Stories 2018 

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BMe Community is currently accepting applications of black men who are social entrepreneurs, innovators and difference-makers in greater Akron, Louisville, Miami, or Pittsburgh.  Top applicants will receive national recognition as BMe Leaders, a $10,000 grant, local recognition and travel to Washington DC to be inducted into a lifelong fellowship of their peers.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

Tell us your story of a personal challenge you’ve overcame, a moment that changed everything, or what deeply motivates you to do remarkable things for your community.  BMe will score candidates on the remarkability of their stories, authenticity, willingness to work with others, community engagement, and diversity of age and fields. BMe is especially interested in those who work to improve health, wealth, know-how and community.

There are over 190 BMe Leaders including men like:

  • Akron BMe Leader Denny Wilson whose faith led him to become a source of hope and help by founding FI Community Housing to house and serve men and women newly freed from prison. It is now Ohio’s largest peer oriented and operated drug recovery community organization. http://www.ficommunityhousing.org/
  • Miami BMe Leader Derick Pearson who co-founded BlackTech Weekend with his wife Felecia Hatcher to increase the number of startup founders, technology executives and engineers of color. Both are venture-backed entrepreneurs themselves. http://blacktechweek.com/

Read more and submit HERE

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On Saturday, September 22, join Mayor Bowser and interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander at the DCPS Back to School Block Party at Anacostia High School.

The Back to School Block Party will feature free food, fun activities for all ages, and performances from DCPS students. Local partner organizations and DC Government agencies will be on site to provide helpful information and resources, including college and career guidance, health and wellness resources, and information about food access programs.

RSVP HERE.

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All Hands On Tech

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For the next two Saturdays, District residents can get free computer and cellphone repairs through the All Hands on Tech program. The program, which was created to increase access to technology, provides laptop repairs, computer virus assistance, and smartphone troubleshooting.

Upcoming All Hands on Tech Events:

  • Saturday, September 22
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Anacostia Library
    1800 Good Hope Road, SE
  • Saturday, September 29
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library
    3935 Benning Road, NE

For more information and to RSVP, text FIXED (34933) to 83224 or visit connect.dc.gov/free-tech-support.

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