The Sacramento chapter of 100 Black Men was established in April 1988. Ernest J. Jackson, founding president, convened a group of 18 men to discuss the problems and expectations of African-Americans in the Sacramento community and the need for involvement of concerned black men. The chapter grew rapidly and a membership of 42 charter members was introduced to the public on December 24, 1988.
100 Black Men of Sacramento joined the national organization in 1990. Sacramento’s inclusion in the national body swelled its ranks to 15 chapters. The Sacramento chapter has continued to be active in the national organization and in the community. One-on-one mentoring was the original focus of the chapter but over the years the focus became more directed toward group mentoring, seminars, and workshops.
Today, the Sacramento chapter has approximately 45 members and its programs are focused in the areas of Mentoring, Education, Economic Development, and Health & Wellness.
With a mission to improve the quality of life and enhance the educational opportunities for African-Americans, members of the 100 serve as a strong force for overcoming the cultural and financial obstacles that have limited the achievements of African-American youth, particularly young African-American males. The organization has made outstanding progress, proving that African American youth can, and do, excel in education and community leadership.
100 Black Men of Sacramento, Inc.
Ernest J. Jackson (Founding President) (Deceased)
Los Angeles, CA
Willis Harris, Jr.
Glen Ivy, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Fair Oaks, CA