• ADDRESS: PO Box 90956, Los Angeles, CA 90009
  • centurycitydst@gmail.com


The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program is designed to refocus the efforts of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, with the support and action of other major organizations, on the plight of African-American males. Both informal and empirical data suggests that the vast majority of African-American males continue to be in crisis and are not reaching their fullest potential educationally, socially and emotionally. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue and recommendations for change and action. EMBODI addresses issues related to STEM education, culture, self-efficacy, leadership, physical and mental health, healthy lifestyle choices, character, ethics, relationships, college readiness, fiscal management, civic engagement and service learning.

CCAC Description: Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI), a program for males ages 11 – 18, helps young men to expect and prepare for brilliant futures.  We emphasize entrepreneurship, financial planning, critical thinking, making great choices and higher education.  We help to develop responsible young men with a sense of confidence, freedom, independence, and aspirations for high achievement.  Our engaging workshops in partnership with the Tau Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. provide mentoring, fun field trips, and simultaneous support for the boys and their parents as they navigate the journey to manhood.
2020 – 2021 Focus: What our children should be taught before they turn 18
There are so many topics that could be covered under this theme!!  This year, sample workshops may include:
  • Good Credit / Debt Management
  • Generational Wealth and Buying Real Estate
  • Stress Management and Self Care
  • Healthy Relationships and Gentleman Behavior
  • Online Presence and your Digital Footprint
  • Preparing for Your First Apartment

Meeting Frequency: 1st Saturday of every month starting October 3rd – June 5th  from 10:30am – 12pm
Program Co-Chairs – Shonelle Blake & Kathy Goings – centurycityembodi@gmail.com