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.
All paid members of CAAO Member and Collaborative Organizations have access to a deep discount to CAAO’s donations. 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 Us.
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 100ís 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.
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.
The Harvard Community Service Center mission is to improve 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.
Benefits: Receive discounts on events that are not free and receive information on what is going on in the community
Frequency of Meetings: Board of Trustees meets once a month
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.
Professional Membership: NBMBAA members who hold an MBA or other advanced degree. Membership fee is $150 per year.
Associate Membership: 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.
Benefits: Network programs, professional development seminars, entrepreneur workshops, career opportunities, NBMBAA Conferences discounts, Corporate Reception, subscription to Black Enterprise Magazine.
Location of Meetings: Various Corporate Partners locations
National Society of Black Engineers is an organization dedicated to the perpetuation and success of African American engineers, technicians, and scientists.
Membership Fee: $50 National, $25 local
Criteria: Engineering Degree or Association with Engineering company
Benefits: Alumni Network
Frequency of Meetings: 4th Thursday in every month, Sept-May
Location of Meetings: Maple Heights Regional Cuyahoga County Public Library
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.
Membership Fee: $80- basic, Active members – $125.00
Criteria: Love for Bass Fishing
Benefits: Discount on fishing equipment, bass fishing workshops, family days, and tournaments
Frequency of Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Location of Meetings: 4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 201, Cleveland, OH 44103
The Urban League of Greater Clevelandís mission is to enable African Americans and other minority groups to develop and exercise their full potential on par with other Americans.
Membership Fee: $35.00
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 Meetings: Varies