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LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

Our next LAMP event is the Annual Holiday GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive. It will occur on December 15, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the home of Drs. Maurice and Dawn Cashie Hale. This event will feature a panel discussion by GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni, who will …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

In November, we had a very meaningful and informative event. On November 17, the LAMP Mentor Program and the Good Man Movement met at Polytechnic School Upper School Library. We had a discussion of the theme for the 2019 Luncheon and watched the movie BlackKKKlansman. For most of the young men, this was their first …

The Man Cave @ The SoCal Womens’ Health Conference & Expo

The Man Cave @ The SoCal Womens’ Health Conference & Expo

On November 2, 2018, as part of its social action commitment to the community, GZBF joined in a partnership with the So Cal Women’s Health Conference to present the “Man Cave” at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. For years, the health conference had focused primarily on health issues confronted by women. However, GZBF has worked with …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

The October LAMP Mentor Program activity was another spectacular event. We joined The Good Man Movement for their Speed Networking activity on October 13, 2018, at Mt. Zion Church of Ontario, in Ontario, CA. The program introduced the Mentees to six (6) young (40 and under) successful African-American men. The speakers represented a number of …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

The 2018-19 LAMP Mentor Program has picked up and continued the momentum of last year’s fabulous program. In seeking to enlarge our outreach, we have entered into a partnership with the Good Man Movement, a similar program to LAMP based in Ontario, CA. We see this arrangement as having the potential to expand the LAMP …

Engineering Mentoring Program Founded At Cal Poly Pomona In Collaboration With Diamond Bar  High School

Engineering Mentoring Program Founded At Cal Poly Pomona In Collaboration With Diamond Bar High School

A new engineering mentoring program at Cal Poly University Pomona is hopefully heading for high schools throughout the Pomona Unified School District after a successful six-week summer pilot at Diamond Bar High School. Melvin Houston, a GZBF LAMP Mentor Program student, was instrumental in helping get the entire program off the ground. Houston was inspired …

LAMP Mentors Teach What Success Entails

LAMP Mentors Teach What Success Entails

Although he did OK in school, Corey O’Rane-Ealy recalled, he didn’t make grades for the honor roll until he was a sophomore or junior. The drastic improvement coincided with when he began to meet a contingent of local black businessmen through the GZBF. After a few discussions, O’Rane-Ealy learned just how hard some of the …