As a consortium, our members include professional organizations that vary in age, size, and reach. While some of these organizations are local chapters of national associations, there are several that are unique to Northeast Ohio. What they all share is a mission to build the African American community. The current member organizations’ combined mailing lists reach over 30,000.
If you are a leader of a black professional organization in greater Cleveland and would like to extend to your members the benefits of CAAO, please contact the office at (216) 432-9481.
All paid members of CAAO Member and Collaborative Organizations have access to a deep discount to CAAO’s BESTT.
For an application to join CAAO as a member organization click here.
100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland
Since 1998, the 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, Inc. has followed its mission of providing services for African Americans in urban Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods. Our organization works to identify, examine and address issues affecting our community. Our programs focus primarily on youth – creating mentoring situations and activities that help break cycles of violence that black youth frequently experience in the home and in their local communities. The absence of positive black male role models in the home is negatively affecting our youth. Mentoring is the first important step in the 100’s outreach process. Building trust among young black men with examples of positive relationships is the 100’s focus as it delivers its programs. Although the 100’s programs are open to all Greater Cleveland African American youth, the organization recognizes that the most desperate need exists in Cleveland’s urban areas.
Mailing address: 27801 Euclid Avenue, Omni Park Building (Suite 410), Euclid, OH 44132
President: Gary Carrington
Alpha Phi Alpha Delta Alpha Lambda (DAL) Chapter
As the 189th House of Alpha, the Delta Alpha Lambda (DAL) Chapter has perpetuated leadership since it’s founding in 1947. Through the many programs and activities, this Cleveland, Ohio chapter develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy to this community. DAL is comprised of a very professionally diverse group of dedicated men that not only excels in social events with style and flair, are actively involved in civic programs, economic development, mentoring and scholarship. This impressive chapter is a pillar of leadership and strength for the greater Cleveland community.
Mailing Address: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter, P.O. Box 6441, Cleveland, OH 44101
Web Address: http://www.dal1947.org/
President: Bro. Clarence McElrath
Burten, Bell, Carr Development Corporation
The mission of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. is to empower citizens, and revitalize blighted and underserved communities.
Mailing Address: Bridgeport Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd, Suite 104 Cleveland, OH 44104
Web Address: bbcdevelopment.org
Executive Director : Timothy Tramble
National Black MBA Association
The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) is a national professional business organization that leads in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for the African-American community. The Cleveland Northeast Ohio Chapter covers the entire portion of Northeast, Ohio including, Canton, Akron, Kent, Youngstown, Lorain and Elyria.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22839, Beachwood, OH 44122
Web Address: http://www.nbmbaa-cleveland.org/
Linkedin: NBMBAA Cleveland NEO Chapter
Facebook: National Black MBA Association NEO
President: Shaquira Johnson
NBMBAA® members who hold an MBA or other advanced degree. Membership fee is $150 per year.
NBMBAA® members who possess significant experience in business or entrepreneurship (No graduate degree required). Membership fee is $150 per year.
Student Membership: NBMBAA® members who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program. Enrollment documentation is required during application process. Membership fee is $75 per year.
Network programs, professional development seminars, entrepreneur workshops, career opportunities, NBMBAA Conferences discounts, Corporate Reception, subscription to Black Enterprise Magazine.
Location of Meeting:
Various Corporate Partners locations
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers is an organization dedicated to the perpetuation and success of African American engineers, technicians, and scientists
PO Box 6351, Cleveland, Ohio 44101
President: Anthony Spring
Annual Membership: $50 National, $25 local
Membership Criteria: Engineering Degree or Association with Engineering company
Membership Benefits: Alumni Network
Frequency of Meeting: 4th Thursday in every month, Sept-May
Location of Meeting: Maple Heights Regional Cuyahoga County Public Library
North Coast Bass Anglers Association
The North Coast Black Bass Anglers Association proudly connects with its history as one of the first widely recognized African American fishing organizations. We meet the challenges of increasing participation of African American adults and youth in the sport of Bass fishing, through fellowship, friendly competition, ongoing cultivation of expert fishing techniques, conservation education, and by encouraging cross-cultural partnerships with other sport fishing organizations, thereby becoming a vehicle in which anglers of all skill-levels, backgrounds and cultures can comfortably participate, compete, and grow.
2930 Prospect Ave., Suite 201, Cleveland, OH 44115
Web Address: www.ncbbaa.org
Annual Membership: $80- basic, Active members – $125.00
Membership Criteria: Love for Bass Fishing
Membership Benefits: Discount on fishing equiptment, bass fishing workshops, family days, and tournaments.
Frequency of Meeting: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Location of Meeting: 4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 201, Cleveland, OH 44103
Union Miles Development Corporation
The mission of Union Miles Development Corporation is to improve the quality of life in Union Miles through community organizing, housing and economic development.
9250 Miles Park Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105
Web Address: http://www.unionmiles.org/
Assistant Director: Roshawn Sample
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland’s mission is to enable African Americans and other minority groups to develop and exercise their full potential on par with other Americans.
2930 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Web Address: www.ulcleveland.org
President: Marsha Mockabee
President Phone #: 216-622-0999
Annual Membership: $35.00
Membership Benefits: Urban League lapel pin; one-year to the UL newsletter; recognition as an individual member on program materials and the UL website; UL membership card; notification of special events and programs hosted by the UL
Frequency of Meeting: varies
Harvard Community Services Center (HCSC)
The Harvard Community Service Center mission is toimprove the quality of life and social functioning of residents in the Lee-Harvard, Miles, and Seville areas. We endeavor to provide a place where the community can engage in positive leisure, cultural and educational experiences that continue to uplift our community and our neighbors.
18240 Harvard Ave. Cleveland, OH 44128-1743
President: Elaine Gohlstin
President Phone: 216.991.8585
Member Benefits: Receives discounts on events that are not free. Receives information on what is going on in the community.
Frequency of Meeting: Board of Trustees meets once a month