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2017 Scholarship Application

Download the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois 2017 Scholarship Application now. This years’s deadline is April 28th.   2017 Scholarship Application



Welcome to Central Illinois chapter of the 100 Black Men!

The Central Illinois Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has grown over the years and continues to be committed to making a difference in the lives of young people, especially young African Americans. One of our programs, the “Mentoring for Life” program, is the very corner stone of the good work we do in our community. We are involved with local scholarship programs that award money to the brightest students for continuing education. We also hold an annual health & wellness breakfast and are involved in many community partnerships that support financial literacy as well as education.

100 Black Men of Central Illinois Mentoring Application

100 Black Men of Central Illinois Mentoring

Mentoring Application

Mentoring the 100 Way is  a holistic approach that addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children ages 8-18. It’s really what we’re all about. Members become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within our community. Through chapter operated one-on-one and group mentoring efforts, our members forge relationships that positively impact our greatest resource, our youth.

Please download the application, fill in the information & save it, and email it back to

Mentoring Application

100 Black Men Mentoring Locations and Schedules:

  •  Lawrence Irving Neighborhood Center (LINC) – Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30PM (Beginning October 4th)
  •  Normal Community West High School (NCWHS) – Thursdays from 5:30-6:30PM (Beginning October 6th)

U.S. Marshall to Speak

U.S. Marshall Robert Moore  will speak with members of the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois on October 11, 5:00 pm at the Bloomington Police Department. The topic will address  the challenges between communities and law inforcement. Mr. Moore is a Retired U.S Marshal who was appointed by President Clinton in 1994-2002 to the position of United States Marshal for the Central District of Illinois. He is an active member of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) and  author of a book (All the President’s Men) which gives the history of all the black U.S. Marshals.

2016 Excellence in Mentoring Gala featuring Dr. Harold Davis

The “Excellence in Mentoring Gala” is an event focused on highlighting one of the core objectives of The 100 Black Men of Central Illinois, mentoring, and all the values and benefits that it offers to the community.  Attendees will be able to see how The 100 Black Men of Central Illinois partners with local business and organizations to reach our shared goals of building a better community.  Proceeds from this event will support our mentoring, scholarship and community service programs. Get tickets to the 2016 Excellence in Mentoring Gala.
Keynote speaker: Dr Harold Davis, founder of the TALKS mentoring program.

2016 Excellence Gala on August 26th

This year’s gala is on August 26, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel.  Purchase tickets here.  Learn more about the gala and the mentoring efforts of the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois in this short video.
2016 Excellence Gala

African-American Hall of Fame Museum Inducts New Members

The African-American Hall of Fame Museum inducted six new members during the 28th annual Red, Black and Green Ball on Saturday evening. Get the full story here.

African American Hall of Museum Scholarship Award Winners

See the photos and bios of the Bloomington/Normal Scholarship Award Winners. AAHFM 2016 Scholarship Award Winners Photos & Bios

2016 Scholarship Application

Get the 100 Black Men of Central Illinois Scholarship Application here: 100BMCI2016ScholarshipApp

Dale Avery induction into the African American Hall of Fame Museum

Founded in 1987, the African American Hall of Fame Museum (AAHFM) maintains collections and exhibitions of African American life and culture. Each year the AAHFM inducts individuals who have contributed to African American History and advancement through outstanding service and/or community leadership and have given of their time and resources. This year, Dale Avery – president of the 100 Black Men of Illinois chapter has been recognized with that honor. Congratulations Dale!

Event: 28th Annual African American Hall of Fame Museum Red, Black and Green Ball Date & Time: Sat., Feb. 27, 7 p.m.
Location: Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.
Cost: $50 per ticket