COMMUNITY

African-American Partners

Our promise to build safer, stronger, and better educated communities extends to all our neighborhoods. We team up with partners in African-American communities that support our dream to extend education and leadership opportunities to all children in all communities. Our partners are doing amazing things.

100 Black Men of America

We team up with this organization through the 100/State Farm Dollars® and sense Investment Education Program, designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to learn and apply best practice strategies for saving and investing. This 12-week program explores basic investment options and processes, reinforced through hands-on learning experience that allows students to analyze stocks, develop analysis reports, and store analyst data.

Teams present a mock financial portfolio to a panel of judges who evaluate their understanding of investment concepts, strategies, and products. Winning teams are awarded college scholarships from $1,000 to $3,000.

NAACP

With the NAACP, State Farm® sponsors the National Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). ACT-SO is a yearlong enrichment program and competition in which high school students compete in 26 different categories.

For almost 35 years, it has worked to help students develop and enhance their academic and artistic abilities with the goal of raising the standard of excellence among today's high school youth.

National Urban League

State Farm partners with the National Urban League to assist in the Project Ready Youth Empowerment Initiative. This program is the vehicle for the "Campaign for African-American Achievement" to spread the message to African-American youth that achievement in education does matter.

National Black Child Development Institute

Since 1970, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has remained steadfast in its mission — "To improve and protect the quality of life for children of color and their families by giving every child a chance."

Entering the College Zone, an NBCDI program, is sponsored by State Farm. It is designed to substantially increase the number of disadvantaged students who enter college. The program equips parents and middle school children with the skills and resources needed to navigate the college preparation process. To date, more than 35,000 children have participated in the ECZ program. It is conducted in 24 cities nationwide and is a collaborative effort between NBCDI, major public school systems, and colleges and universities

National African American Women's Leadership Institute

The NAAWLI Fellowship program focuses on fundamental leadership strategies and provides emerging African-American women the opportunity to identify and reinforce their strengths and develop proactive strategies and behaviors to impact organizations in which they are employed, and communities in which they live and serve.

The NAAWLI program is unique because it has a community leadership project component that Fellows must complete over a six month period. NAAWLI uses the most current leadership research and theories, and guides Fellows through best practices and behaviors to implement theories. The NAAWLI model of the NAAWLI Fellowship program takes advantage of cultural, ethnic, and gender contexts of complex organizations.