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Community Minute: Helping children and families lead healthy, productive lives

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Concerned Black Men National (CBM) provides guidance, support, and encouragement to children and families, positioning them to lead healthy, productive lives. In the D.C. area, the organization conducts the Saving Lives and Minds Academic Performance program (SLAM), Fatherhood Initiative, Parent Self Improvement Program (PSIP), the Summer Camp Experience, and CBM CARES® National Mentoring Initiative. Both SLAM and the Summer Camp Experience help children in elementary school improve their grades with afterschool tutoring and enrichment, while CBM CARES® provides mentors that encourage academic success and good school attendance. The Fatherhood Initiative improves parenting skills and finds employment for men, while the Parent Self Improvement Program equips mothers and fathers with literacy and educational training. CBM also helps DC’s homeless veterans find housing and long-term, stable employment.
 
For more information, contact:
Concerned Black Men National
1313 L Street NW Suite 111
Washington, DC 20005
202-783-6119
info@cbmnational.org

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