Black Male Achievement: The Importance of Exposure
“Don’t ask me what I want to be until you show me what my options are.”
Nicole Bell-Moye, executive director of The Presidents’ Council Foundation, shares her experience working with the young men of their PC Scholars program. She has found that consistent role models, strong support systems, and, above all, exposure to new ideas, are the keys to changing their trajectory towards a better future.
Nicole joined organization in 2008 as the Director of Programs and was appointed as Executive Director in August 2011 where she oversees the day-to-day operations of The Presidents’ Council Foundation, which includes fundraising, relationship development, communications, program management and event planning. An Ohio native, Nicole earned her Master’s in Business Administration at Cleveland State University focusing her studies on human resources and management and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management from Baldwin-Wallace College, now Baldwin Wallace University.
The Presidents’ Council Foundation provides research and educational programming by developing relationships and resources to support the economic growth of the African-American community in Northeast Ohio. Their PC Scholars program works with high school guidance counselors in the Cleveland area, to select a group of sophomores whose GPAs range from 2.5 – 3.0, have a career interest in business, construction, entrepreneurship, financial services, healthcare, law or manufacturing and a strong desire for achievement. The students stay in the program through their high school graduation.