Our first luncheon of the year is a special one, as we welcome Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City to share his work with our members.
"Jahmal Cole is a tireless volunteer and role model. An advocate for education reform in Chicago, Jahmal is passionate about improving schools and is a frequent speaker at colleges in the Chicagoland area. Jahmal is the author of The Torch of Decency: Rekindling the Spirit of Community Organizations, "Athletes & MC's" and "50 Excuses: to not Follow your Dreams."
Recognized for his contributions to the community, he is the recipient of many awards, including a 2012 Certificate of Appreciation from Governor Pat Quinn, 2012 Chicago Ideas Award Winner presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 2013 Scion Motivate Winner presented by Toyota, 2013 John Lennon Song Writing Grand Prize Award Winner, 2013 Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Volunteer Award. 2016 Roberto Clemente Global Health Award, 2016 Chicago Urban League Innovator Award 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Community Service Award on behalf of State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, and 2017 Mazda Drive for Good Competition Winner and 2017 Monumental Baptist Church Humanitarian Award Winner. He was appointed as honorary chair of State of Black Chicago Steering Committee by Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court and named one of Huffington Post's 15 Inspiring Chicagoans. Most recently, he has successfully launched a groundbreaking social initiative entitled "My Block, My Hood, My City, where he takes teenagers from underserved Chicago communities on City Wide explorations."
About My Block, My Hood, My City
"MBMHMC provides youth with new experiences, exposing them to possibilities beyond their own communities. Our mission is to help teenagers overcome the poverty and isolation they face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives."
In addition to this great talk, enjoy a delicious catered lunch and make valuable business contacts in the Northcenter neighborhood.
Special thanks to Mary Ellen Considine, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and the Law Offices of Sima L. Kirsch, P.C., for their generous support of our luncheon program.
February Business Luncheon with Jahmal Cole
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Bradley Business Center, 2500 W. Bradley Place
Registration @ 11:30 a.m. / Lunch & Program @ noon
$20 members / $25 non-members
Parking is available in the Bradley Business Center lot but is limited. We advise guests to take public transit, carpool or rideshare if possible.