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FOR THE LOVE OF OUR CHILDREN - Susan L. Taylor's 70th Turn Around the Sun



National CARES Founder and CEO, Susan L. Taylor, celebrated her 70th turn around the sun as we hosted our first ever gala, “For the Love of Our Children," presented by Verizon. On January 25th, 2016, despite a record-breaking snowstorm, 600 people--mentors, mentees and organizational supporters--came together to help raise critical funds for our transformational programs. Learn More about the incredible evening and please become a supporter today!

LOVE AND ACTION AT HARLAN HIGH SCHOOL ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

It was a magical moment in Chicago.

Together with our local affiliate, the National CARES Mentoring Movement and a host of community groups staged a summit in the city to call able, stable African Americans to mentor our young and move us ever closer toward hope and healing. READ MORE...

NATIONAL COVERAGE OF OUR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH HARRY BELAFONTE

“My life has been charged with a great sense of, ‘Where is justice? What causes injustice? What is it that makes all of these inequities come together in a place where poor people remain perpetually victimized? What is it that has made us indifferent to justice? What is it that desensitizes us as human beings? I make it my business to never look away from injustice ... but, wherever I find it, I engage it.”

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OPRAH CHAI TEA BENEFITS NATIONAL CARES


Oprah Chai, a soul-boosting infusion developed by Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks, is now available in stores. Proceeds from the tea will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, National CARES Mentoring Movement and three other organizations dedicated to educating our vulnerable children.

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HARRY BELAFONTE AND ASHA BANDELE ON BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER AND ON HEALING

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Harry Belafonte speaks with asha bandele and CARES Leaders about what it will take to restore our communities.


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A NEW WAY FORWARD: HEALING WHAT’S HURTING BLACK AMERICA


A New Way Forward is a call to healing. The philosophy of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, it seeks to create wellness in body, mind, spirit and community among African Americans so we will want to become the protective shield for our vulnerable young.

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THE RISINGS

Getting straight to the heart of the dilemma facing our impoverished young, The National CARES Mentoring Movement has launched The Risings, consciousness-changing, group-mentoring initiatives equal to the crisis our under-resourced children are facing.

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CARES MENTOR-RECRUITMENT AFFILIATES THROUGHOUT THE NATION  

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Why Mentor?

Because this is our state of emergency today:
  • Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate.
  • In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school.
  • Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested.
  • 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated.
  • The number one cause of death for our boys is homicide.

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