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100 Black Men of Austin Honored with 18th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award

RecognizeGood is proud to honor 100 Black Men of Austin with our 18th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award!

100 Black Men of Austin has supported the Austin community for the last four years and continue to evolve with new efforts to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities. With over 40 members, this organization has raised $10,000 thus far and will offer their very first scholarships to graduating young men of color in May of 2018. 100 Black Men of Austin mentors young Black American men in the Austin area, specifically those young men who participate in the XY-Zone at LBJ High School and other AISD schools. The group extended their mentoring to collegiate young men from all around Texas at Camp Champions Collegiate Black Men Retreat. The organization is also passionate about engaging with the community through town forums with the Austin Police Department. 100 Black Men of Austin were instrumental in encouraging APD to go through Implicit Bias training, and are leading the Implicit Bias training with Travis County Sheriff’s Office this year. With the presentation of this award, RecognizeGood gives 100 Black Men of Austin a heartfelt THANK YOU on behalf of the entire community.

Matt Ache, president at award sponsor iRex Group, presented the organization with several thank-you gifts – a $250 donation, an award plaque, two tickets to the 2018 Ethics in Business & Community Award luncheon, and a pay-it-forward donation to Mobility Worldwide in the club’s name. A PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle has also been donated in the club’s name. This recognition represented a sincere “Thank you!” from the Central Texas community for an amazing display of selfless service from the entire group at 100 Black Men of Austin.

The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:

  1. Length of Service
  2. Magnitude of Service
  3. Special One-Time Event

This was the 18th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Check out this and all previous Lighthouse awardees by clicking here. Thanks to Lighthouse program sponsor iRex Group, Ltd. for their generosity and active support of this program!

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About RecognizeGood

RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.