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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds Manners Workshop at Franklin Military Academy

December 8, 2018 by  
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November 26, 2018

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. held our 2nd Manners Workshop on Saturday the 17th of November at Franklin Military Academy.  Again, the event was coordinated by Past President Wayne Rachel, Sr. and conducted by Elizabeth Kirven. There was a great turnout of both mentees and mentors.

Ms. Kirven’s workshop required the boys to write about events in their lives that described happiness, friend interaction, their uniqueness as well as family perception of themselves.  

Manners 2018

She also discussed table manners, job interviewing etiquette and wardrobe selection.  The boys got to interact with each other and the entire group by practicing the various items that were discussed.

 

Manners 2018

Manners 2018

We presented Ms. Kirven with a gift certificate for coming all the way from Maryland to conduct this workshop.  The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. really appreciate her dedication to our organization!

Manners 2018

Again we would like to thank each person and organization that contributed to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc.  Your contributions have been instrumental in ensuring that we can continue to provide impactful programs to young men in the Richmond area.  We hope we can count on your patronage in the future.

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond and Youth visit Monticello

November 3, 2018 by  
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October 28, 2018

 

Greetings and salutations,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond, Inc. kicked off our 2018 session of events with a trip to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson.  We viewed “The Sally Hemmings” exhibit which opened in 2017.  It is the first road trip that we have undertaken in a few years and was a great success! 

 

Monticello 2018

We left Richmond in our van and 2 cars with 15 enthusiastic young men.  The staff at Monticello was very helpful and pleased that we chose them for one of our activities.  The tour started with a bus ride the grounds at Monticello.  The Sally Hemmings exhibit was a combination of videos, artifacts and a tour of slave quarters.  There was a promissory note for the purchase of a slave and many photos of the lineage of the Hemmings family line up to the present time.

 

Monticello 2018

 

Monticello 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the information.  She entertained questions and there were many from the audience; some were even from our youth. 

 

Monticello 2018

The tour bus driver showed us several points of interest on the way back to the entrance and we concluded with a visit to a slave burial ground near the exit.

Monticello 2018

We left Monticello and had lunch at Pizza Hut near the University of Virginia in downtown Charlottesville.

This was an outstanding, impactful event; and major achievement for CBM-RVA. This event was made possible in part by the generosity of Dr. Harold and Mrs. Carol Jones. They graciously paid for the admissions of all the mentees!  Thank you to each of you who have contributed to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond!  You are truly making a difference in the lives of our youth and the community.

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Attends 30th Annual 2nd Street Festival

October 20, 2018 by  
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October 16, 2018

 

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond started the session off by attending the 30th Annual 2nd St Festival in Historic Jackson Ward October 6th & 7th.  We manned our usual booth next to the voter registration booth on Community Row.  There was a lot of interest shown in our organization and a couple of former members stopped by as well.  A few prominent politicians visited our booth and it was nice to thank Senator Jennifer McClellan in person for her assistance with the Capitol Tour that we went on last session.  There was a lot of interest shown by parents many expressed their appreciation for what we are doing in the community.

 

2nd St 2018

 

 

2nd St 2018

The 2nd Street Festival has provided The Concerned Black Men of Richmond with excellent exposure for a number of years and we hope the relationship will continue for years to come.

Thank you to all of you for your interest and patronage to our organization.  Your support means the world to the youth that we serve.

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds End of Year Cookout for Youth at Dorey Park

July 28, 2018 by  
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July 16, 2018

 

Greetings all,

Last month the Concerned Black Men of Richmond concluded our 2017-18 year with a cookout at Dorey Park.  The food and fellowship with parents, mentees, donors and brothers was enjoyed by all.  There is 1 graduate this year in the youth corps, Da’Vontae Ballou.   He has been a member since the 5th grade and graduated from Armstrong High School.  Da’Vontae will be attending J Sargent Reynolds Community College in the fall.

End of Year Cookout 2018

There were 2 of last year’s graduates in attendance, Torian Jones and Ramone Jeffers.  They shared their college experiences and it was great to see them achieving their goals!

End of Year Cookout 2018

End of Year Cookout 2018

End of Year Cookout 2018

 

We would like to take an opportunity to thank each of you for the interest and support you have shown our organization.  This year we even got our van painted and it looks great!

End of Year Cookout 2018

Your support is instrumental in ensuring that we can continue to provide lessons and experiences that positively impact the young men we serve.  Please feel free to make suggestions on how we can improve our organization.

Again, thank you all for your assistance.

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 2 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Ristorante La Grotta

June 7, 2018 by  
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May 31, 2018

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond had our Etiquette Pt2 event at Ristorante La Grotta on May 19th.  Antonio & Andrea Capece, the owners of LaGrotta have graciously opened their world class establishment to us since 2010!  The mentees have learned to appreciate the quality of food that they rarely get an opportunity to experience.  The crew at LaGrotta always serve the young men the same way that the dignitaries are treated.

After we were all seated, Andrea instructed the group on proper etiquette in a fine dining establishment.

La Grotta 2018

After the drinks were distributed we were ready for the meal to begin!

The waiters described each course in detail to the mentees.  We started with a vegetarian puff pastry. 

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

There were mixed reactions from the mentees to this very unique appetizer.

That was followed by the Pasta Trio which many were already familiar with

La Grotta 2018

The main course was a choice of Veal, Chicken Marsala, Filet of Sole or Salmon!

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

The boys were excited to try some new things and many of them really enjoyed their entrees!

They were all well mannered and used proper etiquette during this time.  It was wonderful  to observe.

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

Malik Mayo (wearing glasses) is an aspiring chef and he told us that his specialty is seafood!

We discussed many things during our lunch.  They were amazed at the wine list and could not believe that anyone would pay $2000 for a bottle of anything!

La Grotta 2018

The final course was a coconut cake with peach sorbet!  That was enjoyed by everyone!

La Grotta 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond cannot thank the management and staff of Ristorante LaGrotta enough for their continued support in this endeavor.  They have assisted us for a number of years going back as far as  2010!

La Grotta 2018

The support from donors like you all allows us to provide impactful experiences to the young men of our community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve!

We hope that we can count on your continued patronage in the future!

Thank you all,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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