who we are:
REAL MEN CHARITIES, INC. was founded in 1990 to advocate for fathers, families and community development. Our initial focus was food security, proper nutrition and healthcare. During our first few years of service it became apparent that men urgently needed to address mental and emotional health to contribute meaningfully to families and communities. For the past few decades RMC has expanded it's mission to suicide prevention, increasing literacy, mentoring and holistic wellness opportunities for men using food, art, culture, and community.
Originally founded by Yvette Moyo and currently led by
Executive Director Ayinde Cartman, and Program Director Dr. Obari Cartman. Real Men Charities, Inc. strives to remain at the forefront of developing innovative grassroots culturally-relevant strategies to organize communities and improve wellness for men and their families.
Real Men Charities, Inc. is proud to call The Quarry Event Center in Chicago, Illinois our home. Located in the center of the communities we seek to serve, The Quarry serves as a headquarters for the programs offered through our Nonprofit organization, as well as a hub of culture for the city of Chicago. Real Men Charities, Inc. presence extends beyond the walls of the quarry into the classroom, with platforms aimed at mentoring and supporting young men in elementary through high school throughout the various transitions in their lives.
REAL MEN COOK
Real Men Charities, Inc. presents Real Men Cook events as an opportunity to positively change the way the world views Black Men in relationship to their families and the communities. The event which takes place on Father's Day annually, serves as an all day celebration recognizing Real Men in both the community, and the world.