Building a Social Enterprise that Gives Back to the Community
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Building a Social Enterprise that Gives Back to the Community

JOIN US to connect with Kendrick "DJ5Starr" Tilghman as he shares how to Build a Social Enterprise that Gives Back to the Community.

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Kendrick R. Tilghman is a Baltimore native, an entrepreneur, a DJ, educator, outreach specialist, and top Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) advocate.  Known as the #1STEMDJ, Mr. Tilghman goes by the stage name "DJ 5Starr - The General." The vision of his company, 5 Starr Enterprise, is to become the number one resource for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) workforce diversity in the United States.  His company educates and empowers communities to play more active roles in S.T.E.M. related curricula and fields. He believes this foundation will create greater opportunities in advanced education training and contribute to a more diverse workforce. 

His company’s primary initiative, B.E. M.O.R.E. S.T.E.M. (Bringing Everyone More Opportunities and Relevant Experiences in S.T.E.M.) is a national initiative that engages and excites communities about S.T.E.M. careers. B.E. M.O.R.E. S.T.E.M. is founded on the belief that increasing creative thinking in students leads to their increased academic performance. Mr. Tilghman has been praised for putting the “WOW” in S.T.E.M. education. He has had the honor of being invited to the White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) initiative for his unique efforts in S.T.E.M. education. His company’s secondary initiative, D.E.N.T. Group (Delivering Educational Needs Together), offers information technology (I.T.) training courses to help adults find employment in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Tilghman has created a unique brand of educational entertainment that combines his Disc Jockey skills with his love for S.T.E.M. education. He conducts his “Edutainment” workshops at high profile events across the country. He has been the Master of Ceremonies at six Innovative S.T.E.M. conferences, has been featured at three National Society of Black Engineers National conferences, and has headlined the Becoming Everything You Are or (BEYA) S.T.E.M. conference.

Locally, Mr. Tilghman was the Keynote speaker for the Maryland Associate for Resources for Family and Youth (M.A.R.F.Y.) awards banquet and has presented at Reginald F. Lewis High School, Old Court Middle School and The Living Classrooms Foundation. He was the featured DJ at three Soulful Symphony concerts, was Pepsi’s “You be the DJ” contest winner, Baltimore Crown DJ of the Year, and the Living Classrooms Foundation Rising Stars winner.  He has received the Ray of Hope S.T.E.M. award from Black Professional Men (BPM) and the District 18 Communication and Leadership award from Toastmasters Internationals.  His most recent accomplishment was earning Competent Communicator status from MSU Toastmasters.  He has been spotlighted in multiple publications, including The Baltimore Business Journal.

Mr. Tilghman has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and is pursuing his Doctorate in Engineering Research Education, all from Morgan State University.  He devotes time to his church, City Temple of Baltimore (Baptist), and is a loving, devoted husband to Carole L. Tilghman, whose contributions has been instrumental to his success.”

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Alumni Powerhouse Networking Conference 2019
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Alumni Powerhouse Networking Conference 2019

  • University of Maryland Adele H. Stamp Student Union (map)
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The APNC will bring adults who have experienced the foster care system to a safe and supportive space where they can focus on their success journeys. Our network is providing a space where alumni and future alumni can connect with resources to aid their education experience, start a business/non-profit, and further their healing.

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Financial Principles of the Wealthy Networking Event
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Financial Principles of the Wealthy Networking Event

JOIN US for Networking and light refreshments as we celebrate the Support Our Foster Youth Program Participants and hear from Hasson Diggs, President of Professional Black Men, Inc. on Financial Principles of the Wealthy.  

If you're working towards establishing a legacy of financial stability and success or want to know how to do so, JOIN US! RSVP at www.financialprinciples.eventbrite.com

Hasson Diggs, Jr. was born in Buffalo, NY and was the younger of two children. Hasson grew up in a loving home with hard-working parents who emphasized the importance of not giving excuses. From an early age, Hasson was a natural entrepreneur, owning his first lawn care business at the young age of 11. He possessed an innate knowledge for business that he continued to nurture as he grew older. To afford his family a better life and escape the limited opportunities in Buffalo, his father joined the United States Air Force when Hasson was in grade school. Due to his father’s military career, the family moved often, living in various places around the world, including New Mexico, Mississippi, and Guam. After graduating from high school, Hasson decided to embark on a career in the United States Army. Hasson proudly served his country for 4 years and received numerous commendations for leadership. Hasson also received the rank of Sergeant/E5 in just 38 months, no small feat by any measure. 

Hasson belongs to the fraternal society of Prince Hall Masonry and is a proud member of Mt. Olive Lodge #25 in Baltimore, MD. As an active member, Hasson has led several community service initiatives with the lodge. Currently, he is also a member of Black Professional Men, Inc. – a non-profit organization that was established to address the social, economic, and political awareness needs of the African-American community; especially those of the African-American male. 

He is guided by the following principle:

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is the best.”

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