Enterprise Awards $50,000 to 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.
Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward and 100 Black Men Advancing Social and Racial Equity in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2021) – 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. received $50,000 from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to advance social and racial equity in the community.
100 Black Men will put the funds toward its flagship Saturday Leadership Academy program, which helps youth improve their social and academic performance in school. It also helps youth develop life skills, scholastics and enhance their learning through educational field trips. In addition, funds will be allocated to the organization’s Collegiate 100 Program with a focus on students at Howard University.
The contribution is a piece of the latest Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward commitment to allocate $35 million to more than 70 global Enterprise operating teams. The local grants program empowers employees to take the lead on identifying organizations that are best equipped to address social and racial equity gaps in their own communities across three areas: early childhood development, youth health and wellness, and career and college preparation.
“We are truly grateful for the support of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, and the trust and confidence they have placed in our organization and programs with their $50,000 donation,” said James Thompson, President of 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. “We look forward to impacting the lives of Greater Washington, D.C. youth — together.”
“We are proud to support the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. in its commitment to improving the quality of life for African American youth in the D.C. Area,” said Coe Bockmier, General Manager of the local Washington D.C. Enterprise Group. “We are excited to see the impact our funds will have through their Saturday Leadership Academy, which focuses on mentoring high school aged young men, and their Collegiate 100 Program with a focus on students here in our community at Howard University.”
This summer, Enterprise Holdings awarded its inaugural local ROAD Forward grants to nearly 700 nonprofits addressing social and racial equity gaps facing youth and families in local communities. Combined, the grants total more than $7 million.
What does it mean to work for an organization with a purpose? Learn more about how Enterprise is supporting its communities and how you can be a part it.
About 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., Inc.
The 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C. was founded in 1995 in response to a call to action during the Million Man March. The organization is devoted to improving the quality of life for African Americans within the community through economic empowerment, education, health and wellness, and mentoring programs. Since 1995, the organization has mentored over 15,000 students with a 100% graduation rate over the past five years and has provided more than $3.5 Million in college scholarships and community investments.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of mobility solutions, owning and operating the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates offer extensive car rental, carsharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales, as well as travel management and other transportation services, to make travel easier and more convenient for customers. Privately held by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Mo., Enterprise Holdings manages a diverse fleet of nearly 1.7 million vehicles through a network of more than 9,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport rental
locations in nearly 100 countries and territories.
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