BPACF will announce the 2016 Black Professional of the Year, give an overview of events and programs and let their scholars take the stage at the Annual Meeting & BPOY Reveal. On Wednesday, March 30th, guests will hear the inside scoop on all things BPACF for the year.
The Annual Meeting & BPOY Reveal is an after-work reception, which will include a keynote address from Judge Emanuella Groves. The event will begin with an appetizer reception, catered by Del’s Catering. The meeting will conclude with the announcement of the 2016 Black Professional of the Year.
Keynote speaker Emanuella Groves is a Cleveland Municipal Court judge and founder of the Get on Track (GOT) program for youth offenders and Caring Communities Organized for Education. In 2009, Judge Groves founded the Community Orientation Program (COP) to educate youth about appropriate behavior during police encounters.
Judge Groves has received numerous awards including: Sara J. Harper Humanitarian Award in Los Angeles, CA. from the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association; National Sojourner Truth Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Negro Business Women Clubs, Inc.; Mayor’s Proclamation of Recognition from the City of Canton; Civil Rights Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Bethune Award from the National Council of Negro Women; Phenomenal Woman Award and Who’s Who Among Black Cleveland.
The event is set to take place at Burke Lakefront Airport (1501 S. Marginal Road) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested. To RSVP, call 216.229.7110 or visit www.BPACF.org today!