Our Partners

Many hands make the load light and because each of us has a role to play in closing the long-standing and discriminatory opportunity gaps experienced by, BYMOC, we literally cannot do our work without our partners. Changing systems is only possible when the people who run them decide to change as a result of advocacy from those directly impacted. Changing systems is a community effort. Thank you for stepping up to lead and facilitate the way forward for all of us!

Founding Sponsor
Shannon G. Hardin Founding Sponsor BYMOC Collective
Columbus City Council

Shannon G. Hardin, Columbus City Council President

In partnership with Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin, Dr. James L. Moore, III, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director for Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center (BNRC) on the African American Male, secured a $300,000 grant to develop the Boys & Young Men of Color (BYMOC) Collective to close opportunity gaps for Columbus young men of color.

Meet Shannon G. Hardin

The Importance of the BYMOC Collective