100 Black and Hispanic Men Host Back-To-School Event

100 Black and Hispanic Men Welcome Students Back-to-School
Business, community and religious leaders unite to encourage students to excel academicallyOn Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 100 Black and Hispanic Men will cheer on Harlem students on their first day of school at Thurgood Marshall Academy at 200 West 135th Street, New York, NY 10030.

(Photo credit: Keith Claytor)

(Photo credit: Keith Claytor)

Building on the trend started in Hartford, New Haven, Pittsburgh and Rochester, it is essential for business, community, and religious leaders along with residents to unite and encourage students to excel academically, while reinforcing positive images of black and brown men in business or business casual attire –a visual that is seldom depicted in the urban community.

Additionally, members of the NYPD’s 32nd Precinct and the FDNY will also participate. The collaboration is intended to help promote the new community policing program and¬†encourage an increase in black and Hispanic applicants to be an intricate part of the bravest and finest workforce.
Bronx Chronicle contributor and Harlem resident, John Burnett is a lead organizer of tomorrow’s back-to-school event.
Photo credit: Keith Claytor

Photo credit: Keith Claytor

 

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