Meet The Board
100 BLACK MEN OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
A Brief History Of The 100 Black Men Of America
The overall concept of the 100 began in 1963 in New York City when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldstone III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.
Since inception, the vision has materialized to be shared by more than 10,000 members reaching over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Our motto, “What They See Is What They’ll Be,” very succinctly expresses how our programmatic services rendered to disadvantaged, disenfranchised and low-income youth and families positively changes their life trajectory.
Board Of Directors
Dr. David Morrow
Dr. David Morrow served as educator/administrator for over 25 years. Earned his
doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in Organizational Development and Leadership and holds a
B.S., M.S., M.Ed., and holds a Professional Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential
and a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential. He has worked in public
schools at all levels. He has worked as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal,
principal, and director. Founding Principal of Hawthorne Mathematics Science Academy (HMSA) a high school currently ranked in the top 100 high performing high schools in the nation. He worked as Founding Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy High School and Director of High Schools for Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF). Worked as an International Recruiter in China, West Indies, Spain, France, and the Philippines in educational programs and meeting with the Ministers of Education for respective countries.
Dr. Morrow is currently CEO of Long Beach Sigma Pearls Foundation. That Organization provides scholarships and programs with Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. Gamma Tau Chapter in underserved communities. Dr. Morrow is also currently President of 100 Black Men of The Inland Empire, and currently the Vice President of The Johnny Morrow Endowment Foundation (JMEF) which for the past 24 years have provided book scholarships to students in need who are attending Miles College. Dr. Morrow sits on the Executive Board for Compton NAACP and a board member for Harell Kagler Interventions. Dr. Morrow serves as Co-Director of Urban Literacy Project a non-profit providing services to underserved populations in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
Gary S. Austin
CHAIRMAN OF EDUCATION
Gary S. Austin is the owner of the Law Office of Gary S. Austin in Riverside, California and specializes in Family Law and Asset Protection. Gary S. Austin has practiced law in Southern California since 1999. He is happily married to Shauna Albright-Austin and the proud father of Savannah J. Austin. After earning his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1998 Mr. Austin began his legal career working in several small law offices where he learned all aspects of civil litigation and the importance of building strong relationships whether they be with opposing attorneys, the court or, most importantly, clients. The skills Mr. Austin has gained as an attorne has allowed him to use his experiences to aid those he helps.
Mr. Austin is a founding member of the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire (100 BMIE) and currently sits as the Education Chair after successfully completing consecutive terms as its Economic Empowerment Chair. He too is a Board Member of the Loyola Law School Alumni Association, the Optimist Youth and Family Homes Services Board Member, Big Homies. Foundation and member of the Richard T. Fields Bar Association. He has served in many professional and community service organizations including President of the Miracle Mile Optimist Club.
Mr. Austin’s vision for those he works with and mentors is to prepare them to go out and take on the world so they can go about maximizing the opportunities that come to them.
The Nation’s Top African American Led Mentoring Organization
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Our ongoing commitment to continuously improve and implement our programmatic initiatives is what drives us. Helping shape our mentees realize their potential by showing them how to be successful and significant, stressing the importance of obtaining and applying education, and providing them the tools that empower them for self-sufficiency, cultivated civic, and business leadership.
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