Portland, January, 26th. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest’s African American Advisory Board and several hundred community, business, and educational leaders celebrated mentoring and its life-changing impact during National Mentoring Month. Jason Mayden and Anthony Herrington with Nike were on hand for the event.  Through the hard work of staff, the African American Advisory Board, partners and individuals the agency has been able to serve 44 percent more African American children since the Board’s inception in 2007.
Phil Humphrey and Chabre Vickers, both with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest and Dr. Strong and Pastor George Merriweather with 1145

Phil Humphrey and Chabre Vickers, both with Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest and Dr. Strong and Pastor George Merriweather

 

Margaret Hinshaw, Roger Hinshaw and Monique Barton.

Margaret Hinshaw, Roger Hinshaw and Monique Barton.

This year the Board celebrated success by presenting the Evening of Impact Awards to those individuals and partners who have had life-changing impact in the African American community: The Rob Ingram Award: Rob Ingram; The Community Impact Award: 1145 project; The Corporate Impact Award: Nike Black Employee and Friends Network; Community Support Award: Bank of America.

Hank Fore, Big Brothers Big Sisters board member; Leslie Tuomi, Big Brothers Big Sisters chief development officer; and Roger Hinshaw with Bank of America

Hank Fore, Big Brothers Big Sisters board member; Leslie Tuomi, Big Brothers Big Sisters chief development officer; and Roger Hinshaw with Bank of America

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has helped millions of young people reach their potential by providing them with the positive presence of a caring adult.
Interested in volunteering for the program? Here’s a link: http://www.bbbsnorthwest.org/site/c.5nICIMOmG8IQE/b.6770099/k.7D79/Volunteer_opportunities.htm

 

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