United States, Georgia, Atlanta - 02/12/2021 — Atlanta, GA – February 12, 2021 –100 Black Men of America, Inc. is proud to announce a new corporate partnership. GEICO and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. have joined forces to positively impact communities. The support provided by GEICO will aid the 100 in enhancing its organizational mission and focus on – Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Empowerment and Leadership Development.
The partnership supports the 100’s leadership development programs. One component is the creation of the GEICO – Collegiate 100® Career Development Program, a program designed to create a diverse and robust pipeline of highly qualified students for internship and early career employment programs. The second partnership component focuses on other national leadership development programs that support youth, young professionals and those interested in enhancing their leadership skills and who seek leadership roles.
In an effort to be strategic in their approach, their partnership is aligned with GEICO’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and to developing leaders who will serve not only GEICO as team members but also their communities. According to Carl A. Tims, vice president and chief diversity officer for GEICO, “We are committed to making a difference in the communities where our associates work and live. This partnership aligns well with that mission and our diversity and inclusion strategy. We look forward to welcoming those students to the GEICO family.”
Chairman Thomas W. Dortch. Jr. stated, “It has always been a goal of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to provide opportunities and resources to our mentees and those in the communities we serve. We are elated to have formed this exciting partnership with GEICO that will provide access to career opportunities. We are always proud to partner with likeminded organizations like GEICO who are committed and actively working to create a diverse pipeline to career opportunities. We thank GEICO for their support of the Work of the 100and look forward to a long partnership.”
ABOUT GEICO (Government Employee Insurance Company)
GEICO is the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.
ABOUT 100 BLACK MEN OF AMERICA, INC.
100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.
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