Our Signature Programs
15th Community Expo Featuring The 17th Annual Music Arts Explosion
The Community Expo featuring the Music and Arts Explosion is an annual back to school family event held in August offering free backpacks filled with school supplies, free haircuts, immunizations, dental exams and a variety of entertainment.
38th Monarch Awards Foundation Gala: "A Tribute to Black Men" Honoring Chicago's Unsung (H.B.C.U.)
In 1983, the inaugural “A Tribute to Black Men” gala honored 12 distinguished Black men for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments. Since its inception, "A Tribute to Black Men" has honored 358 unsung heroes who have made outstanding contributions to society through their professions, civic or community service.
Monarch Men are generally honored for their service in the following areas: Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Public Service, Religion, Sports and Statesmanship
This year marks our 38th Annual Monarch Awards Foundation Gala!
Teen Esteem Program
The Teen Esteem Program, the signature mentoring program of the Monarch Awards Foundation, is designed to enrich the lives of young ladies in high school.
Established in 2001 to address the personal and social enhancement needs of young ladies that are not always met through their academic institutions, the Teen Esteem Program helps prepare high school girls for challenges within and beyond high school.