The 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. partnered with Texas Empowerment Academy 2 years ago and made a commitment to make change in the Austin Community. This school has been in existence over 20 plus years and we’re fortunate to be a part of its first graduating class. As part of our support of Texas Empowerment Academy, we’ve provided all 16 students with a scholarship as 100% of the class is attending college this Fall. We’re proud of the students and hope they will have a fruitful and success college experience.
The Texas Coalition of 100 Black Men Chapters (Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, West Texas) came together at the Capitol to support House Bill 88 (George Floyd Act) during the 87th Texas Legislative session. The Coalition spoke with legislators to find ways to support the bill at the Capitol and was acknowledged on the House floor. 100 members also held a reception and luncheon to support our initiatives as 100 chapters and spoke with members of the Black Caucus.
The 100 Black Men of Austin was the platinum sponsor for the Hampton/Tuskegee Golf Tournament. Members and partners participated in the golf tournament to support Hampton/Tuskegee Alumni initiatives. Some include scholarships to attend the HBCUs. 100 Member Douglas Boone was the chair of the alumni committee and we look forward to the continued partnership.
100 members and their families came together on a Sunday afternoon to put items of need in backpacks for the homeless. Through our partnership with Amazon and the generous donations from Amplify Austin, we were able to provide 60 backpacks that contained wipes, hand sanitizer, underwear, socks, sanitary items, water bottles, hand warmers, and shoes to the homeless. The backpacks were distributed under HWY 183 on Research Boulevard in North Austin.