Our Purpose

The African American Men of Westchester, Inc. was founded in 1987 by 23 Westchester County residents of African American descent to capitalize on the vast talents of our community.

The membership is made up of men who have distinguished themselves in the fields of finance, politics, government operation and management, telecommunication, education, social services, legal services business organizations and management, engineering and a wealth of other civic and community activities.

Our Mission

The organization’s mission is threefold:

  • To develop strategies for the advancement of African Americans in the areas of economic development, cultural and social awareness.
  • To strengthen the family institution.
  • To focus attention on social issues which have a disproportionately negative impact on the African American community (e.g. underemployment, inadequate / unaffordable housing, crime, inadequate health care, poor quality education and substance abuse).