Strategy #4: Build Diverse and Solid Relationships


Below is a list of African-American organizations and programs that promote networking
Name of Organization: Sisterhood Agenda
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based/Gender-based
Description:
a global, award-winning nonprofit organization created to uplift and aid in the self-development of women and girls of African descent, a historically at-risk and traditionally underserved population. Creates and centralizes resources for females of African descent to address health, cultural, social, and economic needs through a variety of innovative approaches, publications, programs and services.
Website:
http://www.sisterhoodagenda.com
Name of Organization: African American Network Association
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
a non-profit organization that was formed to address the lack of networking opportunities within the African American community specifically, but not exclusively. The African American Network Association is interested in making a positive impact in the lives of individuals and the community.
Website:
N/A

Name of Organization:
Urban Execs
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
To enable upwardly mobile professionals to network, research career and educational opportunities, discuss business ventures, and establish new ways to uplift urban America.
Website:
http://www.urbanexecs.com/

Name of Organization:
Black Career Women
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A nucleus of support to identify and address the critical needs of black women in the workforce as it relates to their career mobility and achievement.
Website:
http://www.bcw.org/

Name of Organization:
African American Business Link
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A business directory, online catalog shopping, and a complete line of Web publishing and communication products that link businesses, consumers, manufacturers and vendors — both African American and others.
Website:
http://www.aabl.com/

Name of Organization:
Urban Mecca
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
Youth/College/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A portal for African Americans focusing on news and community.  Due to its varied content, the site reaches a wide range of people looking for African American content…across age, income, and gender all around the world.
Website:
http://urbanmecca.net

Name of Organization:
FraserNet
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
All ages (Predominantly 18+)
Scope:
National
Subject:
Scholastic/ Grassroots/Community/Professional
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A global leadership network committed to economic development through education, training and empowerment for Black people. The focus is to train, educate and equip Black people with new skills, new thinking, and new approaches for personal, professional and financial success in the 21st Century.
Website:
http://www.frasernet.com/

Name of Organization:
Swing Phi Swing
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Scholastic/Sorority/Professional
Specificity:
Ethnic-based/Gender Specific
Description:
A unique, non-profit organization with over 50 active graduate and undergraduate chapters throughout the USA and a commitment to affecting social change, consciously uplifting women of color and being on the front line in regards to community involvement.
Website:
http://www.swingphiswing.org/

Name of Organization:
Groove Phi Groove
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Scholastic/Fraternity/Professional
Specificity:
Ethnic-based/Gender Specific
Description:
The purposes are promoting academic awareness, ethical standards, and unity among men in undergraduate and graduate college programs; creating intelligent and effective leadership; and studying and helping to alleviate the social and economic problems of society to generally improve the world.
Website:
http://www.gphig.org/index.php

Name of Organization:
Women of Omega
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Sorority/Professional
Specificity:
General/Gender Specific
Description:
Made to provide women of all races, colors, and creeds with the opportunity to serve their communities, therefore impacting the lives of people in the worldwide community at large. It is the goal of the organization to institute and promote true unity among women through service to mankind
Website:
http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/womenofomega/woo.htm
Name of Organization: Men of God
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Fraternity/Religious
Specificity:
General/Gender Specific
Description:
A scriptural- based, Christ-centered organization which college-aged men seeking a greater knowledge of Jesus Christ can come and receive fellowship, education, leadership, salvation, and learn to foster servant-hood for and through Jesus Christ.
Website:
http://www.menofgodchristianfraternity.com/mog.htm

Name of Organization:
Twitter
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community
Specificity:
General
Description:
A service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Website:
http://www.twitter.com

Name of Organization:
Facebook
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community
Specificity:
General
Description:
Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.
Website:
http://www.facebook.com

Name of Organization:
Myspace
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community
Specificity:
General
Description:
An online community that lets you meet your friends’ friends by creating a community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
Website:
http://www.myspace.com

Name of Organization:
LinkedIn
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional
Specificity:
General
Description:
An interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. One can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that one need to work with to accomplish ones goals.
Website:
http://www.linkedin.com

Name of Organization:
100 Black Men of America
Name of Program:
The Collegiate 100
Stage:
Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
The Collegiate 100 implements the mentoring and tutoring programs of 100 Black Men. The participants assist the parent organization with the development of the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of young black males who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live.
Website:
http://www.100blackmen.org/mentoring_collegiate_100.asp

Name of Organization:
National CARES Mentoring Movement
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages)/College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Scholastic
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
To end the state of emergency in Black America by connecting you and other caring adults in your network to the mentoring opportunities presently in your community.
Website:
http://www.caresmentoring.com/

Name of Organization:
DC Black
Name of Program:
(N/A)
Stage:
Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Social
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
To provide the African-American community an online resource which will help promote the growth of Black-Owned businesses and encourage the support for African-American events.
Website:
http://dcblack.com/