FY 2022 Annual Report

Page 1

2022 A N N UA L R E P O RT

African-American males are 2x less likely to graduate from college than their White male classmates.


The CBM Network believes the best way to address the challenge of degree completion is by creating a transformative experience where students are developed through supportive and inclusive environments.

34% 36%

of black students enroll in college

complete a college degree

72% 41% receive student loans

drop out from college


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

–1–


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

Next is Now!

–2–


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

LETTER FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Greetings: Remaining in alignment with our core values of commitment, community, diversity, education, and integrity, we are yet STILL changing the narrative of Collegiate Black Males within our nation. Over the past year, our co-founders, Dr. Darryl Hylton and Mr. Jaime Enge have championed the efforts of The Collegiate Black Male Network to engage in the expansion of educational resources and activities to enhance the ever changing educational landscapes; a herculean undertaking needed more than ever before at this time in our nation’s history.

Over the past year we have put our hands to the plow to: Initiate and induct 7 gentlemen into the Inaugural Cohort of ONYX25 under 25 Recognition & Leadership program designed to celebrate and propel African-American Male undergraduate students across the nation. Acknowledged and featured 19 gentlemen from 13 colleges/universities around the nation in the Amplified segment of the quarterly publication – The Educated Mentor. Identified opportunities for educational reach resulting in the onboarding of 2 dynamic individuals to enhance our national programs and increase our footprint in through marketing efforts. Captivated educational spaces to increase black male engagement through the onboarding of 7 professional mentors representing the entertainment/television, information technology, business/entrepreneurship, law, education, and professional counseling sectors. Strategically increased engagement across various social and in-person platforms by 21%. Created a database of network of professional mentors. Assisted 25 colleges/universities and other organizations with strategies to engage collegiate black men.

As we continue to navigate an ever changing landscape, I look forward to the continued organizational service in mentoring through ONYX25, partnering with colleges, universities and corporate entities to help support the work surrounding DEI and collegiate black male achievement, and the expansion of The Educated Mentor publication. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Co-Founders, I would like to thank our partners, funders, and supporters for continued support this year and giving of yourselves in time, effort, and finances. It is because of you that we are able to enhance the lives of Black males across the nation. I ask you to join us in pledging your continued commitment to enriching and advancing our work. I look forward to continued engagement in educational achievement and advancement.

Tymon M. Graham, Ed.D. Board Chair –3–


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

THE 2025 STRATEGIC PLAN L.E.S. is More is an intentionally redesigned strategic plan focused on three major goals rooted in Learning, Execution, and Support to position The Collegiate Black Male Network as a leading organization in increasing the persistence and graduation rates of collegiate African-American men.

Learning, Execution, and Support – L.E.S. is More

1 2 3 Increase the number of individuals engaged with the CBM Network.

l

Increase the number of students enrolled and engaged in Onyx 25.

The CBM Network will establish itself as a model for collegiate black male student success.

l

Demonstrate organizational value to stakeholders and supporters.

Provide Continuous education and support for collegiate black man. l

l l

Increase donor retention.

The Collegiate Black Male Network

l

Assist our peers in supporting collegiate Black males across the country.

www.thecbmnetwork.org

–4–

Implement an alumni coaching support program for Onyx 25. Expand opportunities to remove barriers that impact student persistence.

info@thecbmnetwork.org


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our Mission is to increase the persistence and graduation rates of collegiate African-American males through mentoring.

Our Vision is to become the leading mentoring organization for collegiate African-American males.

Our Core Values > > > > >

COMMITMENT We value a commitment to advance ourselves despite adversity. COMMUNITY We value the opportunity to create and maintain diverse student-centered spaces. DIVERSITY We value and appreciate the varied backgrounds and perspectives of others. E D U C AT I O N We value a commitment to learning in and out of the classroom. INTEGRITY We value an inter code of honor by doing the right thing.

–5–


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

“ Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.” GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

–6–


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

SUCCESS STORY

ONYX25 taught me how valuable I am “ just to be myself, to persevere, and always stay vigilant and compassionate. ”

Jasiri Mtambala ONYX25 Cohort 1 North Carolina Central University

Should I begin the day at the age of four that I drowned

I wasn’t going to give up on what makes me who

or the day my mother almost died in a trash hole?

I am. So I had to make a plan. I first proposed a Kiswahili

I was born in a little refugee camp in East Africa known

course my senior year at Hillside high school but wasn’t

as Lugufu, and life is full of honey and bitterness. If

successful. Then, when NCCU chose me, I had to present

my lovely Mother died that day, I don’t know where I

it to my first HBCU as a gift. They blessed me, and I had

would’ve been eighteen years later. Born in a suffering

to bless them back. I founded the Umoja Foundation to

village that depended on farming and water from seven

make sure Kiswahili is recognized nationally. NCCU was

miles away, I grew day by day but with a revolutionary

a start. As Kobe “the Mamba” said, “Understand that life

spirit. This is where I developed my entrepreneurial

has its cyclical nature when it comes to what you’re doing

spirit came. I was raised by a single mother and, most

on Monday is a bad day, then Tuesday it’s fantastic and

of the time didn’t get what I asked for, which gave me

Wednesday terrible again. Guess what; there’s Thursday.”

the drive to figure it out for myself. At eight years old,

Every day is constant improvement, constant curiosity,

I served food, water, and other products door to door

and getting better. I chose The CBM Network because

and in schools. Since then, my family didn’t suffer

they chose me. Being a young Black male and son of an

whenever we needed food or anything.

immigrant in America is tough. I needed a place where I

A few years later, we arrived in the States. When I

could seek mentorship, network, and resources that facili-

first moved here, I didn’t speak English, and I didn’t have

tate my college journey. With ONYX25, I was able to make

any friends. I had the game of basketball, and through

friends and challenge my way of thinking. Here, I am

sports, I was able to make friends and build connections,

allowed to be myself. ONYX25 taught me how valuable I

but there was still a lot of time I spent alone. When

am just to be myself and always stay vigilant, persevered,

school started, I was not the most entrepreneurial kid

and compassionate. No matter the obstacles you may

with leadership skills, and most of the time I got bullied

face along your journey to success as a young black male,

for not speaking English properly. I tried out for the

you must persevere, be compassionate, and remain

basketball team. I was scrawny, had significant knee

humble. Never forget to stop, process your emotions,

issues, and eventually could not continue playing

and always celebrate yourself.

basketball because of a heat stroke.

–7–


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

SUCCESS STORY

I learned early on in life how “I must navigate through being a Black man in America. ”

Allen Ford

ONYX25 Cohort 1 Loyola University–Chicago.

My parents put me in a circumstance where I grew

education inevitably brought me to Loyola Chicago

up around people who looked like me, while I became

University, also a Jesuit institution. I found a love for

the minority at my higher stages of education, such as

education and love within the community here at the

high school and college. I decided in the 8th grade

school. By joining the Black student organization

that I would attend a predominately white high school –

(Black Cultural Center) at the institution, I found an even

St. Xavier High School. I believe God led me to the

more loving and similar community to the one I had

school for reasons beyond me, as this wasn’t my most

when I was younger. Through their newsletter, I found

favorable choice. While at St. Xavier, I learned the man

ONYX25 and The Collegiate Black Male Network. From

I wished to become, God-fearing. Faith strengthened

the onset, I was interested in what the program offered

my willingness and attitude toward God as I fell in love

and instantly took up an application. This program gave

with the Jesuit education. Their section of faith felt

me a better understanding of the workforce, how it

different than both “normal” Catholic secs and the

operates, and how to look like an attractive applicant.

baptico section I was so used to. It was more of an

Additionally, it allowed me to meet multiple mentors

understanding and effort to become a good person, a

whom I can lean on and ask for guidance. The cohort

man for others, than simply following the Bible and its

made it 10x better as I was able to find a diverse group

teachings. This was a welcoming invitation because

of black guys in colleges around the U.S., building what

I didn’t always agree with what the Bible says and

I believe will be an eternal brotherhood.

how humans interpret it. This strong belief in Jesuit

–8–


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

I chose to be a professional mentor because “ I want to help and guide our younger generation one

by one. I want to be able to show them that it’s possible to do anything that they put their mind to.

EJ FLEMING

To anyone thinking about applying to the next “ cohort of ONYX25, don’t be afraid of opportunity and be open-minded, because that allows success! ” MYLES BALDWIN

–9–


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

FINANCIALS

Balance Sheet as of June 30, 2022

ASSETS Bank Accounts

21,202.50

Total Assets

$21,202.50

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Liabilities

1,045.25

Total Liabilities

$ 1,045.25

Equity Opening Balance Equity

4,243.24

Retained Earnings Net Income

16,745.90 _831.89

Total Equity

$20,157.25

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

$21,202.50

Profit and Loss July 2021 – June 2022

INCOME Contributions, Grants, Gifts

8,944

Total Income

$ 8,944

EXPENSES Administration, Fund Raising and Program Costs

9,776

Total Expenses

$ 9,776

NET OPERATING INCOME

_832

NET INCOME

$

– 10 –

_832


T H E CO L L EGI AT E B L ACK M AL E NET WO R K | 2022 A N N U A L R E P O RT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Tymon M. Graham

Dr. Anita Bledsoe-Gardner

Cortney Edwards

Assoc. Vice President for Student Success & Engagement, Edward Waters University

Professor of Criminology, Johnson C. Smith University

Paralegal, The Steele Law Firm, P.C.

Dr. Darryl Hylton

Jamie Enge

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

is the passport to the future, for tomorrow “ Education belongs to those who prepare for it. ” MALCOLM X GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

– 11 –


THE CO L L EG I ATE BL AC K MA LE NET WORK | 2 02 2 AN N UAL RE PORT

OUR DONORS

Thank you to all our donors this fiscal year. With your help we have been able to transform lives.

Angela Conyers

Jamie Enge

Noreen Spruell

Anonymous

Jaron Dawson

Pam Johnson Davis

Anonymous

Jasiri Mtambala

Rebeca Fernandez

Barry Tyler, Jr.

Jawanza Wilson

Renee Lyons

Betsy Jones

Jermaine Washington

Rhuna Holley

Anonymous

Joyce Walker

Richard Brown

Chawndese Hylton

Katie & Corley Senyard

Robert Emmons

Chuck Rhodes

Keith Alexander

Shavell Rodgers

Curtis Shannon, Jr.

Khadija Travis

Shelton Banks

DaQuan Love

Kimberly Hylton

Tara Williams

Dawn Kwayera

Kirsey Crawford

Taylor Crow

Archer-Cunningham

Lamonte Lans

Tiffannie Jones

Delores Grady

Lashaun Williams

Travis Henderson

Derek Canty

Latanya Burnett

Tymon Graham

Derrick Stanfield

Lindsey Nurczyk

Vern Whitman

Dimarcus Washington

Lisa Gee

Walt Whitman II

Doc Dillard

Marquise McGriff

Yonzay Chambers

Dominique Moody

Melissa Zeligman

Donovan Perry

Michael Shaw

Dr. Brandon Brown

Michelle Ford

Dr. Darryl Hylton

Moriah Ojo

Gabriella Torres

Myles Baldwin

Gregory Dendy, Jr.

Nadine Spruell

Jacqueline Carter

Nathan Anthony

– 12 –


Your support makes our important work possible. Thank you for helping to change the lives of young African-American males. Pledge your support and join our list of donors. Visit thecbmnetwork.org/givenow to qet started.


Visit us online: facebook.com/TheCBMNetwork

linkedin.com/company/thecbmnetwork/

instagram.com/thecbmnetwork/