Working to Make Communities Stronger

Date: 
February 27, 2012

UAC's organization leaders have long been engaged in addressing the challenges and opportunities affecting their communities. Many are African-American men who not only serve as leaders, but also serve as mentors to younger generations.

Recently 25 men from across the country were recognized for their good work. They were selected as finalists for the national Black Male Engagement (BME) Leadership Award. BME (pronounced "be me"), is an initiative sponsored by the Knight Foundation, which seeks to bring well deserved attention to black men who are making their communities stronger. 

Among the UAC honorees are: Duerward "Woody" Beale of YO-ACAP; Brandon Brown of Nu Sigma Youth Services; Darryl Coates of Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network and Nu Sigma Youth Services; and Bilal Qayyum of the Father's Day Rally Committee.