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PRESS RELEASE: BROOKLYN,NY: Chionesu Bakari Celebrates 10 Years of Mentoring Young Black Men in Brooklyn & Queens. The Benefit Gala Will Honor Founder Horace L. Moore and 8 Brooklyn H.S. Graduates

cb10-gala-2016-invite-finalOn June 10, 2016, Chionesu Bakari Program for Young Men (CB) celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary with it’s  “sold-out” Benefit Gala & Rites of Passage Celebration at the New York LaGuardia Marriott. The Gala honors the life’s work and vision of empowering young black men of Chionesu Bakari’s Founder & Executive Director, Horace L. Moore. CB also celebrates the Rites of Passage of 8 young men who are moving on to college in the fall.


PRESS RELEASE: BROOKLYN, NY, March 21, 2016 – Inaugural Mother & Son Dance
chionesubakari-mothersonflyer-finalChionesu Bakari Program for Young Men celebrates the entrance of Spring by celebrating the joyous love between Mother and Son with it’s Inaugural Mother and Son Dance, Friday, March 25, 2016 from 6 – 9:30pm. The Inaugural dance will take place in the beautiful rotunda of the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY. Chionesu Bakari (CB), is a mentoring and rites of passage program for young black males in it’s 10th Anniversary Year. The CB program model ties mentors, young men and family in an edifying successful triad that has for 10 years transformed the lives of over 300 young men from middle school to college and career.

Brooklyn Blogger BK Kisha on #Giving Tuesday for Chionesu Bakari

Painting It Forward! Art Benefit hosted by the ZION Gallery
On November 8th, 2015 The ZION GALLERY and the Painting it Forward! team graciously brought together Artists and Community Leaders to create one-of-a-kind pieces for Auction to benefit CB.  Art was created by Council Members Robert Cornegy and Jumaane Williams, Judge Robin Sheares, Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Rev. & Mrs. David and Debra Brawley, Retired FDNY Lt. Ella McNair, Dr. Samantha Ifill, Celebrity Stylist Spry Lee Scott , our very own Founder/Director, Horace L. Moore and many more..

Founder/Exec. Director joins Stars of NY Dance competition
Chionesu Bakari Founder/Executive Dir. Mr. Horace Moore, believing in the arts as an outlet of personal expression and growth, is excited to be apart of The Stars of New York Dance to be held in Brooklyn on Nov. 13. This years’ Dance competition honors Brooklyn Borough Pres. Eric Adams and supports scholarships and programming in the arts.

Chionesu Bakari: From Boys to Men | The Brooklyn Reader

CB Parent Testimonial

CB Young Men on Historic Trip – Walking in the Steps of Civil Rights History.


Chionesu Bakari Newsletter – June 2017 Issue

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