Fox 19: Cincinnati-based nonprofit aims to help African Americans build professional network

UC alum Michael Moore recognized for role in creating Black Achievers, Inc.

Fox 19 News aired a segment looking at the work of Michael Moore, president and CEO of Black Achievers, Inc., as part of its Black History Month coverage.

In 2018, Moore founded Black Achievers, a non-profit organization with over 30,000 members nationwide, to build a network of Black professionals who can work together to make the world a better place for everyone to live. Black Achievers offers training programs in leadership development, workshops for individuals wanting to start or acquire businesses and scholarships for aspiring college students.

Headshot of Michael Moore

Michael Moore/photo provided.

At age 19, Moore taught himself how to write computer code. He started designing and programming websites for businesses as a hobby while still in college. He eventually started a successful web development business.

Moore has also worked in corporate America. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has been an account manager for a Fortune 500 Company where he managed a multi-million dollar business unit in the IT/Engineering field. He most recently worked as an IT Project Manager overseeing a team of developers at one of the largest banks in Ohio. Moore is also the author of ‘Achieve Your Dreams: The 9 Principles of African American Success.’

Moore told Fox 19 that his inspiration for Black Achievers came as a result of the mentorship opportunities he enjoyed as a student at UC in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The college’s Emerging Engineers Program (E3) tries to empower students with programming, professional development opportunities and scholarship support with an overall focus of enhancing an inclusive learning community.

Listen to Moore’s interview with Fox 19 online.

Learn more about the work of Black Achievers Inc. online.

Listen to Moore’s short autobiography online.

Featured top image of high school students who participated in a summer bridge program for Emerging Ethnic Engineers in 2013. Photo by Dottie Stove/UC Marketing + Communications.

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