Call for Stories/Nominations: Black Male Engagement Leadership Award

Posted by BMe Community on January 16, 2017

BMe Community Issues 2017 Call for Stories/Nominations

BMe Community is an award-winning network of community-builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and for enlisting incredible black men who inspire us to be better together.

To that end, BMe has issued a Call for Stories for its 2017 BMe Leadership Award.

The annual award is designed to provide recognition, funding, and networking opportunities to black men who are helping to build prosperous communities. Award recipients are known as BMe Leaders and are recognized for their commitment to strengthening local economies, maintaining sustainable businesses, and improving the lives of others in their communities. The theme of this year’s competition is Black Men’s Genius.

With support from the Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh will join Akron (OH), Miami (FL), and Philadelphia (PA) in participating in this year’s program, through which twenty-five men will receive up to $10,000 each to build on the good they are already doing in their communities and, ultimately, help create a more caring and prosperous region through their efforts. Award recipients also will travel to Washington, D.C., to be inducted into a lifelong fellowship of their peers.

As a national network, BMe Community places a spotlight on the many ways that inspirational black men bring out the best in their cities and, since 2012, has awarded more $2 million to men who are deeply committed to the well-being of others and are making a substantial positive impact on communities across the country.

To be eligible, nominees must be black men who are at least 18 years old and live in the greater Akron (OH), Miami (FL), or Philadelphia or Pittsburgh (PA) region.

See the BMe Community website for a complete program description, sketches of past awardees, and the online nomination form.


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