The 100 Black Men of Bay Area celebrated 30 years of service on Dec. 8. 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. The organization began when Carl Washington approached Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brother, Robert Brackins II regarding starting an organization entitled “The Society of 100 Black Men.” Washington’s and Brackin’s intent was to form a Black male leadership organization that would take care of the African-American community through education and work/employment and training.
Since 1992, the 100 Black Men have given out over $1.4 million in scholarships, and have mentored thousands of students into their “Collegiate 100,” a program run through UC Berkeley which supports students through college. The organization mentors students at Frick Middle, Castlemont High, Fremont High, Oakland Technical High and SR. Martin College Preparatory School in San Francisco.